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Exhaust System Service 101

Updated: Feb 23

Your exhaust system is more than a muffler. In some ways, it works like a chimney in your house, directing the byproducts of burning fuel away from the people inside. The exhaust system also controls noise and funnels the dangerous carbon monoxide away from the passengers. Your exhaust system also incorporates a catalytic converter which is used to control harmful emissions generated by the burning of fuel. The exhaust system also applies a certain amount of back pressure that is required by the engine to improve its fuel burning efficiency and increase RPM 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 the 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.


The muffler is a metal container with holes, baffles, and chambers that reduce exhaust noise.


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.

At Begley Auto Repair, our ASE Master Certified Technicians can handle any and all exhaust system repairs. Contact us today for a consultation.

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