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Exhaust System

The exhaust system in your car’s engine safely dismiss toxic fumes and works to make your engine run perfectly. This will also helps to give you the best fuel efficiency and reduce the emissions that pollute the air.

Because the working of a car engine is loud, a muffler is used to reduce the sound. But the muffler not only limit the noise level, but also manage the back pressure of the engine. If your car muffler has a hole, then you can sense a carbon monoxide leak, so it’s very urgently to fix it right away for safety precuations.

In exhaust system tailpipe is extending from the back of the car.The silencer joins onto the tailpipe, then a series of more pipes joins the silencer to the catalytic converter and then the engine.The silencer consist of metal plates or tubes that have a series of holes bored into them. From the engine Exhaust gases emitted at very high pressures, and the holes in the silencer maitain the reduced pressure so that they leave the car smoothly.

For muffler, exhaust system or straight piping work for autos, make sure you contact a professional exhaust shop or auto repair service, as a DIY muffler patch is never a good idea. Whether you need a new exhaust system, a replacement of your old muffler or current pipes, inspections, a new muffler, or simply work restoring current parts, contact your local Meineke auto repair near you.

The 4 functions of a car exhaust system
Car exhausts have four main functions:

  • Control noise.
  • Direct exhaust fumes away from the driver & passengers.
  • Improve the performance of the engine.
  • Improve fuel consumption.

An exhaust is a series of pipes that links the engine to a silencer and a catalytic converter.
Exhaust and catalytic converter maintenance allow the reduction of harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

Exhaust is an essential element for your engine

The exhaust system is one of the hardest working components of your vehicle. It is constantly in use whilst the engine is running. On vehicles registered after 1993 a catalytic converter is also typically fitted.


Detailed diagnostics at Pacific Auto Service
Our technicians are trained to test all aspects of your car’s exhaust system and identify service items needing replacement.

  • The Warning Signs
  • If You Hear a Vibration
  • A Failing or Failed Catalytic Converter
  • The obvious one is excessive noise through damage or a hole.
  • Exhaust smell or fumes in the car.
  • Decrease in Fuel Efficiency
  • Power loss: blocked catalytic converters are a suspect.
  • The orange engine light coming on – this is often caused by one of the oxygen (lambda) sensors failing.