It is necessary to know this device thoroughly because the car depends largely on it to control the gases it emits after combustion.

The exhaust system is an essential part of the car because performs two vital functions: expels hazardous combustion gases out of the car and reduces noise produced by these when being thrown. This is essential, both for reasons of good operation and for the safety of passengers.

Yes, for your safety, as one of the gases that the exhaust system helps expel is carbon monoxide, highly toxic compound and accumulation in the interior of the cabin can bring undesirable consequences such as headaches, nausea, irritability and Even fainting.

That is why, when this system fails, there are a series of problems ranging from the inoperability of the car to the endangerment of the health of the driver and passengers. In addition, the gas emission control device will be seriously affected and this will compromise the whole mechanics of the car.

Some of the most common problems are:

  • Restriction in the exhaust ducts or in the muffler. In both cases engine power loss and ignition failures occur.
  • The expulsion of dense and suffocating fumes that come to sneak into the passenger compartment.
  • Breakage of parts of the exhaust system. Common causes are engine vibration or poor track transit.
  • The catalyst can become contaminated, or the monolith, the heart of the catalyst, can melt if it meets unburned fuel. This can happen occasionally when the vehicle rolls in neutral, without the engine running.
  • External corrosion due to humidity, which reduces the effectiveness of the system.

These, along with other less frequent conditions, are the ones that should serve as a reason to keep us up to date in the care of the aforementioned device, a measure that involves all its parts: the manifold and the exhaust pipes, the muffler and the resonator, Exhaust tail (the popular “tube”) and the arms and staples that support it.

In that sense, it is important to go to our trusted mechanic when we notice any of these problems. The truth is that we could be avoiding total disarray and, perhaps, a lot of money.


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