The exhaust is one of the most important parts of a vehicle. The exhaust system carries away the toxic fumes and gasses away from the users of the vehicle. The gasses produced by the engine must be carried safely back into the environment, much like a chimney removes smoke from entering a home. There are many parts of an exhaust system that tie it all together and each one is critical to keep the system functioning properly.
Parts of the Exhaust System
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If you’ve been reading the news much, you probably already know about the massive scandal involving VW and their emissions systems. However, if you’ve been out of the loop, you may not!
What is the VW scandal?
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Exhaust Systems are frequently overlooked. These days many car companies install the lowest grade exhaust system and skimp out on the performance and other benefits that go with an upgraded exhaust system. A properly working exhaust system is vital to having your car working at optimal performance. An exhaust system is piping used to efficiently guide reaction exhaust away from a controlled combustion inside your car.
The exhaust gas flows through the following parts of the car:
- Cylinder Head
- Exhaust Manifold
- Catalytic Converter
Many vehicle companies focus on the engine and end up installing the least expensive exhaust system parts. People resort to upgrading their vehicle to a turbo or upgrading the cold air intake, but what they don’t realize is that an aftermarket performance exhaust and muffler can add some much needed horsepower, fuel economy, and sound to your vehicle.
Reasons to Upgrade Your Exhaust System
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Many car owners tend to forget about their exhaust systems. They may think that the exhaust system does nothing more than to discharge the waste products of the combustion process. Although this is exactly what the exhaust system does, the way these waste product is discharged out of the engine is essential to the performance of the engine.
Understanding A Healthy Exhaust System
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