Maintaining your muffler and entire exhaust system will give you a cleaner, quieter, safer driving experience, as well as reducing pollution and insuring that you pass your smog inspection.
Your exhaust emission control system actually starts at the vehicle’s engine. Exhaust manifolds connect to the cylinder heads. That’s where the exhaust gases are first collected. As the gases leave the engine and move through the exhaust system, oxygen sensors analyze the vapors which are then modified by the catalytic converter.
Sounds and gases are controlled by the muffler and the final gases are directed away from the vehicle and its occupants . When the original gases finally leave the vehicle, your emission system has made your car run smoother, cleaner, quieter and safer.
Your vehicle’s exhaust emission system does all of this work while hanging precariously from the bottom of your vehicle. So to help keep your car running smoothly, quietly, and efficiently, we recommend having your exhaust system checked out at least once a year.