12th Street Auto Care Center is proud to be ASE and AAA certified. That means you can trust our mechanics to inspect and repair or replace any part of your vehicle. So when you’re experiencing problems with any part of your exhaust system, or if you just want a checkup before taking your car to its next emissions test, call12th Street Auto Care Center. We’ll provide friendly service, quick and easy repairs, and get your vehicle up to optimum efficiency.
Your exhaust system has several parts that work together to keep harmful emissions out of your vehicle and surrounding environment. It also keeps the noise from all the combustions occurring in your engine from booming as you drive. Here’s a quick explanation of your exhaust system’s parts and how they work.
The exhaust manifold connects your engine to the exhaust system. The cylinders in the engine release gas that travels through the cylinders into the rest of the system.
This part takes the toxic gasses released from the engine and converts them from a toxic state to a less harmful emission.
High performance vehicles have headers as part of their exhaust systems. They do the same job as an exhaust manifold, but the cylinders are larger. This means there’s less pressure building from the engine to push gasses through the rest of the system.
The muffler is designed to muffle the sounds coming from all those combustions in your engine. Without this part, your car would be extremely loud.
Your tail pipe is also known as an exhaust pipe. This is where all remaining gasses and sounds can escape your vehicle.
Since your exhaust system removes toxic gas and sound, it’s important to keep all the components properly maintained. Bring your vehicle in to 12th Street Auto Care Center at least once each year to have your exhaust system inspected. Between inspections, be on the lookout for the following symptoms indicating something is wrong with your system:
- Broken/damaged tail pipe
- Broken/damaged muffler
- Burning smell
- Loud engine sounds
- Check Engine light comes on
- Vibrating gas pedal, steering wheel or seat
If you notice any of these symptoms, or if your vehicle is acting differently than normal, call 12th Street Auto Care Center. One of our ASE-certified technicians will help you out and offer repair options at affordable prices.
You don’t have to be an expert to know that preventive maintenance is the best way to make sure your vehicle is running properly. Use our interactive vehicle tool to learn about the maintenance and services your NAPA AutoCare Center can provide.