Your factory exhaust system is designed to safely get rid of the harmful byproducts generated when your engine burns fuel. Specifically, it captures the unsafe elements before the system releases cleaner gases into the atmosphere. Not only does that help keep you and your passengers safe, but it's also better for the environment.
How an Exhaust System Works
The pollutants from your engine pass through a catalytic converter first. Toxic molecules are captured and then separated into oxygen and nitrogen, with the nitrogen trapped and oxygen allowed to continue past. During this process, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons are burned up, resulting in water vapor and carbo dioxide remaining.
The exhaust manifold collects the gases and sends them on to the exhaust pipe. The muffler and resonator reduce engine noises, while the tail pipe releases the cleaner fumes into the air.
How to Identify Exhaust System Issues
Sadly, exhaust systems can start to go bad. When that happens, you need to replace the faulty part as soon as possible. Signs of trouble include:
- Worsening fuel economy
- Odd noises coming from the muffler and exhaust pipe
- You detect the smell of rotten eggs
- Your "Check Engine" dash light comes on
Trust Genuine OEM Exhaust Parts to Perform Best
If your inspection shows that a part needs replacing, it's important to use the right ones for your model. Your manufacturer designs their exhaust parts to fit their models' exact specifications, ensuring the compatibility you want. Find everything you need for your project right here in our online auto parts department. Buy today and we'll ship your order directly to your home!
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