Exhaust Systems

What is an automotive Exhaust system?

Your car’s exhaust system carries away the gases created when the fuel and air are burned in the combustion chamber. These gases are harmful to humans and our environment. Frequent checks of your exhaust system is a must to provide for you and your family’s safety. Make sure there are no holes in the exhaust system or in the passenger compartment where exhaust fumes could enter.

Exhaust Manifold :
The exhaust manifold attaches to the cylinder head and takes each cylinders exhaust and combines it into one pipe. The manifold can be made of steel, aluminum, stainless steel, or more commonly cast iron.

Oxygen sensor:
All modern fuel injected cars utilize an oxygen sensor to measure how much oxygen is present in the exhaust. From this the computer can add or subtract fuel to obtain the correct mixture for maximum fuel economy. The oxygen sensor is mounted in the exhaust manifold or close to it in the exhaust pipe.

Catalytic converter:
This muffler like part converts harmful carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons to water vapor and carbon dioxide. Some converters also reduce harmful nitrogen oxides. The converter is mounted between the exhaust manifold and the muffler.

Muffler:
The muffler serves to quiet the exhaust down to acceptable levels. Remember that the combustion process is a series of explosions that create allot of noise. Most mufflers use baffles to bounce the exhaust around dissipating the energy and quieting the noise. Some mufflers also use fiberglass packing which absorbs the sound energy as the gases flow through.

Exhaust pipe & tail pipe(s) :
Between all of the above mention parts is the exhaust pipe which carries the gas through it’s journey out your tail pipe.

If you live in a Pennsylvania, you are most likely subject to emissions testing. If you fail your emissions test, you may need to get your exhaust system repaired or replaced. The team at Jacksonville Auto Repair can diagnose and repair your exhaust system and help you pass your emissions test.

While your exhaust system helps reduce noise output from your vehicle, it also significantly reduces harmful emissions from being released into the air. When your muffler and exhaust system functions properly, it significantly reduces your vehicle’s harmful impact on the environment. It also significantly improves the functionality of your vehicle.

If any of the components of your vehicle’s exhaust system fail, your gas mileage and quality of air around you can be affected. The expert team at Jacksonville Auto Repair can inspect and repair your entire exhaust system to ensure your vehicle is running cleanly.

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