With the environment in the state that it is, choosing an eco-friendly exhaust system for your car is more important than ever. Now, thanks to a neat new gadget, being green doesn’t have to break the bank. For less than $100, you can own Blade. Blade is a small device that can attach to the tailpipe of essentially any modern car. It works by increasing the efficiency of your catalytic converter, which results in lower emissions. These lower emissions are then filtered by Blade to eliminate particulate matter and other solid inorganic emissions that can get released into the air and trapped in your lungs. Blade makes your car better for the planet and healthier for you. According to Sabertec, the company responsible for Blade, if every vehicle on the road today used their device, vehicle air pollution could be reduced by up to 57%. This is the environmental equivalent of removing around 50 million cars from the road.
Even if the environment isn’t your primary concern, Blade is still a product worth investing in. Blade not only increases the efficiency of your catalytic converter, but the volumetric efficiency of the engine as well. This allows your engine to burn more efficiently, reducing CO2 and perhaps more noticeably, increasing your fuel economy. Sabertec is quoted as saying that American drivers would save $42 billion collectively, annually, just by using Blade.
If Blade isn’t really your style and you’re looking for something a little less advertised, there are a number of quick and simple ways to make your exhaust system more eco-friendly, efficient, and affordable. Among these many options is an air intake kit. If your main consideration in designing an exhaust system is fuel economy, then consider purchasing one of these. An air intake kit does exactly what it sounds like it does: it ensures that your engine is getting the fresh air it needs to run smoothly. For (typically) less than $200, a simple kit will produce gains in horsepower, torque, and fuel economy. By saving fuel, you not only save money, but the environment as well.