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Your exhaust system is more than a muffler. It is a series of pipes that run under your car, connected to your muffler and catalytic converter. The main function of your exhaust system is to control noise and to funnel exhaust fumes away from passengers. In some ways, a car's exhaust system works like a chimney on your house, directing the byproducts from burning fuel away from the people inside.
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A car's exhaust system routes waste gases from the engine to the rear of the car, where they are discharged into the atmosphere. Exhaust gases contain dangerous substances such as carbon monoxide, which can be hazardous if allowed to flow into the passenger housing of the car.

The exhaust system also converts pollutants into less harmful byproducts, reduces the noise of the engine, and directs exhaust gases so they can be used to heat air and fuel before they go into the engine's cylinders to be burned.

the exhaust system provides just the right amount of backpressure into the engine to improve its fuel-burning efficiency and increase performance. Key components of your exhaust system include:

  • exhaust Pipes
  • Exhaust Manifold
  • Catalytic Converter
  • Muffler
  • Resonator
  • Tail Pipe

Your emission system must be kept well maintained to reduce polution, increase your cars power, and in some states to pass the emissions test.


A/C Repair FAQs
Q: What is an exhaust pipe?

It's a pipe designed specifically for each car model to properly route exhaust fumes to the back of the car. There are few pieces to an exhaust pipe that connect to different objects. There is a piece that goes from your exhaust manifold to the catalytic converter, then from the catalytic converter to the muffler(s), and from there to the rasonator, and from the rasonator to the tail pipe.

Q: What is an exhaust manifold?

exhaust manifold collects the exhaust gases from multiple cylinders into one pipe. Exhaust manifolds are generally simple cast iron or stainless steel units which collect engine exhaust gas from multiple cylinders and deliver it to the exhaust pipe.

Q: what is a catalytic converter?

Designed to reduce the amount of harmful emissions products by transforming pollutants into water vapor and less harmful gases. Catalytic converters are usually used with internal combustion engines fueled by either gasoline or diesel including lean burn engines.

Q: what are muffler and rasonator

Its a part of a motor vehicle's exhaust system serving to muffle the sound of a vehicle. Its a metal container with holes, baffles, and chambers that help muffle the sound of the emission gases pushed through the exhaust system to the rear of the car.

Q: what is a tailpipe?

No...., its not a tailbone of a car. Its an end piece of the exhaust pipe that is designed to carry exhaust gases away from the vehicle.