Category Archives: Exhaust and Muffler

How Car Exhaust Systems Work

From Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valves to O2 Sensors, your exhaust system has a critically important job to do to keep your car operating efficiently. Your vehicles exhaust system is engineered to withstand extreme conditions, including high exhaust temperatures, corrosive gasses, road salt (where applicable) and water. The vehicle's exhaust system performs three important functions. It directs exhaust gases from the engine to the rear of the vehicle, it treats the exhaust gases to reduce emissions and it reduces noise produced by the engine's combustion process. Key components of the exhaust system include: Exhaust Manifolds Gaskets Exhaust Pipes Catalytic Converters Resonators Mufflers Tail Pipes Flex Joints Heat Shields Exhaust Hangers Malfunctions can be caused by environmental damage, or even problems with the ignition or fuel systems. Catalytic converters can be damaged if the check engine light is flashing and the vehicle continues to be driven. The exhaus ... read more

Tempe Auto Repair: Your Car's Exhaust System: More Than A Muffler

Tempe Auto Repair: Your Car's Exhaust System: More Than A Muffler

We've all heard a car or truck thunder by that needs a new muffler, but there's actually more to the exhaust system than just the muffler. The exhaust system has three main functions. First, it safely gets the hot exhaust gas from the engine, out through the tailpipe. Second, it treats the exhaust to remove harmful pollutants, and third, it muffles the engine noise What is meant by the fact that it safely moves the exhaust? Exhaust gas is poisonous. You don't want it getting into the passenger compartment where you sit. Carbon monoxide can be deadly. That's why you should never run your engine in a closed garage. Not to be too dramatic, but...if you have a leak somewhere in the exhaust system, it could get into the passenger cabin and make you sick or even be life threatening. It's pretty serious indeed. If you smell exhaust in the vehicle, roll down your windows and get it inspected. You may smell or see exhaust coming from the engine compartment or under the vehicle, if yo ... read more

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