Every car out there has an exhaust system; it performs the crucial job of turning thousands of fuel ‘explosions’ per minute into a quiet purr and route exhaust fumes to the exit at the back of the car which in turn contributes to the vehicles performance, emissions and fuel economy.
It’s only when you hear or drive a car with a damaged exhaust or a hole in the system that causes the sound waves to be no longer forced through the tubes and escape outside, increasing the noise level and baffling effect.
The way an exhaust works is quite fascinating. It contains a set of tubes that are tuned to reflect the sound waves produced by an engine so that they cancel each other out. The exhaust manifold acts as a funnel. It collects exhaust gases from all cylinders of the engine then releases them through a single opening, often referred to as the front pipe.
The key components of your exhaust including the exhaust pipes and mufflers are designed for each car model. All of the components of an exhaust system are connected with a series of clamps, hangers, flanges and gaskets.