Muffler & Exhaust Systems
Is your vehicle significantly louder than it was before? Are you having issues accelerating at high speeds? It's possible that you are experiencing an issue with the exhaust system on your vehicle. The exhaust system or muffler are used to help expel the used up gases that are created by the engine running. Sometimes this system can be clogged, similiar to a shower drain or toilet, which will create several issues.
What is the difference between Exhaust System & Muffler?
An exhaust system is considered the entire tubing from the engine to the back of the vehicle (in most cases). This system is engineered to allow a consistant flow of air from the motor to the back of the vehicle without allowing gases to enter the cabin area where passengers sit. The exhaust system consists of:
- Catalytic converter
A muffler is the portion of the exhaust system that helps quiet down the engine noise that can be heard through the pipes. For optimal noise reduction, the inside of the muffler has multiple chambers that force the air to split and travel a longer distance before exiting. For most performance vehicles, this process is eliminated and made to travel in a straight line to allow for a faster exit which can result in better performance at the sacrifice of noise reduction.