Your exhaust system has three parts. It starts with the exhaust manifold, which filters gases from the engine itself. The next part is the catalytic converter, which changes those toxic gases into nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water.
The last part of the exhaust system is the muffler. The pistons and valves in your engine are very loud. Like the name implies, a muffler is designed to muffle these noises. There are several types, but all of them are designed to cancel out the sound waves that are created by the engine by sending them through a series of chambers. After the muffler, the exhaust gases and much lower sounds exit the car through the tailpipe.
Mufflers usually last about six years. If you usually drive where there is a lot of salt on the road, over rough roads, or in an area that has a lot of speed bumps, your muffler may wear out faster. Unsurprisingly, the most obvious sign that your muffler has an issue is that your engine will sound louder. You may also smell exhaust fumes while waiting for a stop light. If this is the case, you need to get your muffler checked immediately, because your exhaust contains poisonous carbon monoxide.
When we give your car a check up, we’ll check your car from front to back, top to bottom, inside and out. That includes the muffler. Our goal is to keep your vehicle in the best condition so you will always be able to depend on it.