Exhaust Service - Exhaust Repair for Cars, Trucks and SUVS
In order to keep your car running well, having a performing exhaust system is vital. Our expert staff of car repair technicians at Midwest Car Care are able to clearly articulate what you need repaired on your car or truck and how to reduce the issues you have down the road!
Your exhaust system is more than a muffler. It is a series of pipes that run under your car connecting to your muffler and catalytic converter. The exhaust system controls noise and funnels exhaust fumes away from passengers. If you notice smoke or a smell of smoke or gas coming from your car or truck's back end, please call us! We can quickly inspect any exhaust issues you might be having and get you the answered needed.
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:
Exhaust Pipes: Designed specifically for each model, this pipe is used to properly route exhaust to the back of the vehicle.
Exhaust Manifold: 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.
Catalytic Converter: The catalytic converter reduces harmful emissions and transforms pollutants into water vapor and other less harmful gases.
Muffler: The muffler is a metal container with holes, baffles, and chambers that reduces exhaust noise.
Resonator: The resonator works with the muffler to reduce noise.
Tail Pipe: Found at the back of the car, the tail pipe carries exhaust gases away from the vehicle.