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A Quick Look at How Your Car's Exhaust System Works

Last updated 3 years ago

Your car must expel exhaust into the air from its engine, and it does so via a series of connected and customized pipes. These pipes are specially built to work around other components of your car, such as the axels. Read on for a quick look at how your car’s exhaust system works.

In addition to a network of pipes, your car’s exhaust system includes an exhaust header, gaskets, a muffler, and catalytic converters. The exhaust header receives the exhaust from the engine, while gaskets serve to help metal pipes attach to each other while preventing exhaust from escaping. The muffler has dual responsibilities: muffle the noise made by the engine and facilitate the smooth flow of the exhaust through the car. The catalytic converter uses a combination of metals to create a chemical reaction with the exhaust, which makes it less harmful once it is expelled into the air.

Would you like to know more about how your car’s exhaust system works? Contact Dekalb Tire and Automotive Repair. We are a tire store and automotive repair service that covers the Sandy Springs, Cumming, Tucker, Buckhead, and Smyrna areas. If you would like to know more about us, please visit our website or give us a call at (404) 252-9895 for more information.


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