You don’t have to be a driving enthusiast to appreciate the vast evolution of the exhaust system. What was once made from pipes and mufflers is now a complex system of intricate parts and components. Because of the intricacy of each component, exhaust service is an essential task that should never be overlooked.
Your exhaust system explained.
From a mechanic’s perspective, a vehicle’s exhaust system is a complicated element. However, for most people, understanding the ins and outs isn’t a priority. While we could go into great detail here, we’ll keep it simple by providing the basics that every driver should know.
Aftermarket exhausts often lead many to believe the system is something to make noise. However, it serves a great purpose. The primary function is to channel dangerous gases from the engine, away from the vehicle. The catalytic converter also helps turn harmful gases into a lessor threat for both you, your passengers, and the environment. If the catalytic converter starts to fail, the gases aren’t burned as efficiently. This scenario also affects the oxygen sensors that are mounted within the exhaust system. Monitoring oxygen levels allows for seamless engine operation.
A properly functioning exhaust system not only protects you and the environment but also reduces engine noise – which is a New Hampshire state law.
Regular maintenance and exhaust service keep your car running at the safest levels. While your mechanic can recommend a routine schedule, certain factors play a role in the frequency for service needs.
- Road conditions – potholes, road salt and sand, etc.
- Driving habits – off road, frequent long trips, short trips, etc.
- Age of the current exhaust system and components
- Type of vehicle
Like most pieces of your car, your exhaust sends out signs that service is needed. Here is a look at a few of the most telltale signs that it’s time to call Morall Brake:
- Rotten egg smell
- Loud noises
- Rattling sound when starting your vehicle, speeding up, or braking
When it comes time for exhaust service, your vehicle deserves the best. At Morall Brake, our team of experienced mechanics will get your vehicle back on the road in no time and at affordable prices!
To schedule your exhaust service, give us a call at (603) 889-8788.