Your Car’s Exhaust and Muffler Systems

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Image result for Car's ExhaustTwo often ignored but important parts of the vehicle’s mechanical system is the exhaust and muffler systems. These two systems work together to help a car run at peak efficiency and performance. The exhaust system is a tubing system that takes exhaust gases created by the engine and guides them out the back of the vehicle. Typically, an exhaust system will have some of the following systems:
1. A muffler
2. A catalytic converter
3. A turbo charger
4. A cylinder head/exhaust manifold
The manifold collects the exhaust gas from two or more cylinders and puts them into one pipe. The manifold needs to be heavy duty because of the high temperatures, so they are often made of cast iron.
The header back is a part of an exhaust system that extends from the cylinder head back. It includes the outlet for the header, to the vent, to open air. This, like the turbo back, is an optional item that is put in to help increase the performance of a vehicle. The turbo back is the part of the exhaust that extends form the outlet of the turbo charger all the way to open air at the end.
The catalytic converter helps to reduce the exhaust emissions of the vehicle. Typically most cars will come with this but if the car is being produced for an area without exhaust restrictions, then the converter may not be installed as a result.
Before we get to the tail pipe, we come to the muffler. This is an important part of the exhaust system and one we never think about. Since exhaust gas is shooting out the exhaust system at high pressure, it creates a lot of noise. The muffler reduces the backpressure of the exhaust, while at the same time improving engine efficiency, engine performance, the power output of the car and it even reduces the wear and tear of engine components. The most significant aspect of the muffler is the noise reduction it creates.
Once we get to the very back of the exhaust system, we come to the tail pipe. The tail pipe is where all the exhaust comes out. Depending on the state of the engine, exhaust can come out white, grey or even black. If it comes out black, then there is usually a problem with the engine and it should go in to be fixed.
The great thing about the exhaust and the muffler is that if something goes wrong, it is not too hard to fix it, especially the farther you get away from the engine. If your muffler falls off, you will need a new one, if it develops a hole, you will need to get it patched. Thankfully, all of this can be done at any Los Angeles repair shop as the repairs of exhaust systems are generally quite easy to do.
Next time you go out for a drive, don’t forget about the important part the exhaust system and muffler in your car plays for your vehicle and the environment around you.