The exhaust system on your vehicle has a few very important jobs. It is made of pipes and tubing designed to maximize your vehicle’s performance and efficiency. Your vehicle’s exhaust system is also directing emissions away from the vehicle, as well, reducing the amount of pollutants released into the environment.
A vehicle’s exhaust manifold directs the emissions from the engine and pushes it through the front pipe to the catalytic converter. The converter works like a high heat oven transforming harmful gases into less harmful ones, like oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. While the muffler and resonators help dampen the loud noises created by the combustion process.
Depending on the problem, the exhaust system can affect your vehicle’s performance and or your ability to drive. Loud noises may be a sign of holes or cracks somewhere in the exhaust system. Rattling noises when starting the vehicle or excessive idling may be a sign of broken hangers or pipes. For these reasons, it is important to have regular inspections of your exhaust system performed.
At Ina Auto Service our technicians are trained to inspect your exhaust system components and complete the appropriate repairs.