Your car’s exhaust system has several functions: to reduce engine noise, reduce pollution, improve performance, drive fuel economy and direct poisonous gases away from the car and the people inside. It’s important to ensure you keep your exhaust system in great condition as replacing it can be costly.
How does the exhaust system work?
If you've ever heard a car engine running without an exhaust, you’ll know what a huge difference the exhaust system can make to the noise level. Inside a car exhaust, you'll find a deceptively simple set of tubes with some holes in them. They are designed to reflect the sound waves produced by the engine in such a way that they partially cancel themselves out. But exhaust systems are about more than sound reduction; they also control and reduce the emissions from the car engine using a catalytic converter. A catalytic converter is one of the most important parts of a car's emissions control system. Its job is to convert harmful pollutants into less harmful emissions before they ever leave the car's exhaust system.
Exhaust system components
Key components of your exhaust system include the manifold, catalytic convertor, mufflers and pipes. All of these elements must be in good operational condition to ensure your vehicle runs and operates safely and effectively. Most exhaust systems today use bolt-on bolt-off components so repairs can now be performed safely and quickly by expert repairers like Kmart Tyre & Auto Service.
The warning signs
Some of the signs that there are problems with your exhaust system include:
- Smoke pouring from exhaust.
- Exhaust rattles or drags on the road.
- Excessive exhaust noise.
- An unusual exhaust smell.
Exhaust system repairs
At Kmart Tyre & Auto Service we can identify problems and replace mufflers and catalytic converters, leading to reduced emissions and noise while driving. All work is backed by our industry-leading Australia-wide guarantee.