The exhaust system is responsible for quietening engine operation and removing exhaust fumes from the engine, it also helps you save on fuel. All exhaust systems generally work in the same way, although there are some variations and configurations depending on the type of vehicle. All vehicles have exhaust systems that vary slightly.
How does it work?
A car exhaust system is made up of several components that perform different functions. These parts include the muffler, exhaust pipe, exhaust manifold and the catalytic converter. These components work together to expel engine fumes and emissions.
It's important to get your exhaust system inspected regularly to ensure it's working correctly and not hindering the performance of your vehicle. Exhaust problems are often subtle, but ignoring them can prove expensive – not just for your wallet, but for the environment, due to increased harmful emissions. A damaged exhaust won't successfully clear harmful elements from the engine and will release carcinogens into the atmosphere.
Some warning signs to look out for:
- Hissing or chugging noises from the engine – hissing could indicate cracks or leaks
- Cracks or fissures along the pipes
- Rust or corrosion
- Paint discolouration
- Excessive vibrations when touching the steering wheel
- Decreased fuel efficiency
Our Goodyear experts can repair mufflers, headers and replace your catalytic converter. Call 13 23 43 today to speak to your local Goodyear Autocare who can inspect, repair or replace your vehicles' exhaust system to ensure it is in perfect condition.