Car Exhaust Systems Explained

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Nov
16

For your vehicle to perform optimally, your exhaust system has to be in tip top shape. In order for that to occur, you need to have it checked on by a exhaust mechanic, or have firm understanding of the system yourself. Car exhaust repair can be costly, but doesn’t have to occur so long as maintenance is properly and frequently employed. Though if you notice your cars exhaust malfunctioning, it is important to take it it a muffler repair shop. At AAMCO Colorado, we want all drivers to be able to get to where they are going and safely. So if you are in need of a muffler repair, visit one of our AAMCO location nearest you.
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We understand that vehicles can be a complicated topic to try and understand. We also understand the exhaust system of a vehicle is such a topic. Which is why we are going to demystify car exhaust systems for the reader. Hopefully by the end of this you will have a firm understanding of how an exhaust system works and the parts that make them up.

Exhaust Manifold
The exhaust manifold on a vehicle is the upper portion of the exhaust system that is attached directly to the engine on it’s side. It is the first portion of the exhaust system that receives the used exhaust that is emitted from the vehicles engine. The manifold itself becomes extremely hot to burn any excess fuel that was left behind. It then funnels down into the main portion of the exhaust system.

Exhaust Pipe
The exhaust pipe comprises the bulk of the overall exhaust system. The exhaust pipe can be made from various metals, but usually, it is made from either metal or aluminum. Its main function is to move the exhaust gases from inside the engine towards the tail pipe of the vehicle where it can be emitted.

Muffler/Catalytic Converter
Once the exhaust gas travels through the exhaust pipe, it enters the muffler. The muffler is made of metal as well and its main responsibility is to reduce the noise made by the sounds of traveling exhaust gases as well as the catalytic converter, thus, it muffles the noise. The catalytic converters sole job is burn up any excess fuel that has made it there. In this way, it is not emitted out of the tail pipe unburned and left to the environment.

Tail Pipe
The final stage of the emission flowing process is once the gases actually enter the tail pipe. The tailpipes sole and simple purpose is to allow the car exhaust to enter the outside air. The tail pipe is the part of the exhaust system that is noticeable when behind a car. There are also countless devices that can be added at this point to “trick” your car out. You can add whistlers to create a loud screeching sound, have flames shoot out, and any number of other things. Though you must be careful before adding anything to your cars exhaust system as there are countless products that can later be found out to be illegal in certain areas. Check local law before making changes or customization’s to your vehicle in this manner.

If you are in need of any sort of car maintenance or transmission repair, be sure to visit AAMCOColorado.com where you can schedule online for any of your car maintenance needs. Because those that know, know to go to AAMCO!

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