Components of an automobile exhaust system
The following are its principle parts:
- Exhaust manifold: Commonly moulded out of aluminium, stainless steel or even cast iron, the manifold sucks out the emissions from each cylinder of your car’s engine and routes it through a single pipe.
Note that most modern cars’ engines have 3, 4 or 6 cylinders, with the 4-cylinder configuration being the commonest. The most powerful 4-cylinder engine powers the Mercedes AMG 416-HP.
- Oxygen sensor: The oxygen sensor determines the levels of oxygen present in the exhaust fumes. Your car’s on-board sensors and ECU indicate whether these levels are too high or too low, and changes are made accordingly to increase fuel efficiency.
- Muffler: As mentioned above, you will hear jarring and unusual noises if this system goes south. A muffler’s task is to dissipate the sound energy generated during internal combustion.
- Catalytic convertor: This part is lodged between the manifold and the muffler. In our experience as a reliable garage for exhaust repair Bolton, the converter often fails to function properly due to poor fuel quality, poor driving habits and over-revving. Its task is to convert noxious fumes into a harmless gaseous mixture.
- Exhaust pipe: It collects the fumes and eliminates them via the tailpipe. Most cars in the UK come factory-fitted with either stainless steel or aluminised steel exhaust pipes.
You can understand that faults in any of these components may compromise the system’s performance and potentially become a health hazard.
How to know if your car’s exhaust needs an inspection?
Watch out for the following indicators of potential exhaust problems:
- A significant drop in mileage.
- Unusually loud engine noise.
- A strong smell of un-burnt fuel in the emissions.
- Decreased acceleration.
- A strong burning smell emanating from your car’s engine.
If you have observed even one of these signs, The Arches Garage Ltd recommends that you stop searching for ‘Exhaust Repair Bolton’. Instead, bring your car to our facility.
To avoid any further damage, please book an appointment with us by calling on 01204 370 864 and skip the queue. We are confident that our garage for exhaust service Bolton will take care of any lingering issue.