The exhaust system of your vehicle starts at the motor. It serves an extremely important job, taking the exhaust gases away from the engine and filtering through the emissions system to lower the Co2. The sounds you hear from the exhaust can range from a deep rich rumble to a higher pitched vroom when you hit the gas. For many vehicles, there is no exhaust sound, and this is imparted to the many parts fitted from the manifold to the tailpipes, including mufflers, resonators, and catalytic converters. Problems can occur at any point of the system and may require exhaust repair to restore full function, eliminate unwanted noises, and improve fuel economy.
The exhaust muffler creates a massive difference in your experience with your vehicle and can be proved easily. All you have to do is be around a car that doesn’t contain a muffler while it’s running and you will be able to hear the difference between it and a vehicle that includes a muffler. A muffler is a device that is like a silencer. It is used to minimize the amount of noise your exhaust system emits. The muffler was actually designed with the purpose of reducing the amount of exhaust noise by absorbing it. There are numerous options for aftermarket mufflers that can completely change the exhaust notes you hear when the vehicle is at idle or revving at a stop light. These are also excellent replacements if your OEM muffler is in need of repair.
Mufflers can develop holes over time, due to rust, and this is when you will notice a loss in power and more noise coming from the exhaust. Muffler repair can fix these issues quickly. Ryan G. Motorworks offers a wide range of muffler services from repair to installation of new parts.
The catalytic converter is a device that converts toxic exhaust emission gases from an internal auto combustion engine and turns it into non-toxic substances. The catalytic converter is a crucial component when talking about the need to protect our environment from the harmful effects of greenhouse gases. There is a catalyst located inside the converter itself. This catalyst usually consists of a combination of precious metals. It can be tempting to purchase inexpensive replacement parts to attempt to solve the issue. But you should be cautious of cheap universal because, in nine out of ten cases, the cheap universal does not consist of proper catalyst precious metal content and thus doesn’t do its job correctly.
If the catalytic converter is clogged, you may notice a drop in performance and fuel economy. In many cases, the converter failing or being clogged will signal a warning light on the dash. A problematic converter will also fail emissions when you need to register your vehicle. If your German auto has a check engine or warning light on, come by Ryan G. Motorworks for diagnostics and repair.
The vehicle’s engine will typically make a noise while it is running. This noise can grate on anyone’s nerves, especially if it is heard for a lengthy extended period of time. Mufflers were thus created with the purpose of reducing the noise that the exhaust system produces. Exhaust resonators are kind of like the muffler. They operate to reduce the noise levels further. They do this by creating sound waves that will cancel out the noise emitted from the exhaust: the resonator and the muffler work primarily together in their mission to decrease the amount of noise emitted from your exhaust. Some cars contain an exhaust resonator, and others do not. The good news is, if your car doesn’t have an exhaust resonator, one can always be added to the exhaust system if the need arises.
If you dislike the sound of your vehicle's exhaust system, there is always room for improvement. An aftermarket exhaust system can wake up the motor, improve performance, and create rich tones, improving overall driver’s experience.
Whether you have an exhaust leak, clogged catalytic converter, or desire an upgrade over your stock exhaust, our automotive technicians can help. Call (530) 305-2499 today for more information. To set an appointment, visit us here!