American Tire and Service
Serving Rio Rancho, Sandoval and Bernalillo Counties
If you suspect your car or truck has a problem with the exhaust system, visit American Tire and Service, serving Rio Rancho, Albuquerque and the Corrales region with complete automotive repairs. You may think your exhaust system is all about the muffler, but it’s much more involved, including 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.
Your vehicle’s exhaust system works like somewhat like a chimney on a house, directing the byproducts from burning fuel away from the passengers in the vehicle. A car’s exhaust system routes waste gases from the engine to the rear of the car, where they are released. Exhaust gases contain dangerous substances (such as carbon monoxide) and can be hazardous if allowed to flow into your car or truck’s cabin.
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.
Contact our professionals at American Tire and Service for complete exhaust system repairs.