Rockville Exhaust and Muffler Repair Shop
While most people think of their muffler alone when their car's exhaust system is discussed, it's actually a great deal more. Your exhaust system is a series of pipes that run under your car connecting to your muffler and catalytic converter. The exhaust system as a whole controls noise and funnels exhaust fumes away from passengers.
In some ways, your car's exhaust system works like a chimney on a house, directing the byproducts from burning fuel away from the people inside. A car's exhaust system routes waste gases from the engine to the rear of the car, where they are released into the atmosphere. Exhaust gases contain dangerous substances (such as carbon monoxide) and can be hazardous if allowed to flow into your vehicle's cab.
The exhaust system also converts pollutants into less harmful byproducts, reduces engine noise, and directs exhaust gases to heat air and fuel before the fuel goes into the engine's cylinders. Finally, the exhaust system provides the correct amount of back pressure into the engine to improve its fuel-burning efficiency and increase performance.
Key components of your exhaust system include:
Designed specifically for each model, this pipe is used to properly route exhaust to the back of the vehicle.
Acting like a funnel, the exhaust manifold collects the gases from all cylinders and releases them through a single opening. Some engines have two exhaust manifolds.
The catalytic converter reduces harmful emissions and transforms pollutants into water vapor and other less harmful gases.
The muffler is a metal container with holes, baffles, and chambers that reduces exhaust noise.
The resonator works with the muffler to reduce noise.
Found at the back of the car, the tail pipe carries exhaust gases away from the vehicle.
Here at Jacob's Autorama, we specialize in all aspects of muffler and exhaust system repair and replacement for literally every make and model of car.
We also offer Free Inspections on site to determine the health of your exhaust system as well. Is your vehicle in need of repair or inspection? Give us a call at (301) 340-1488.