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Importance of Maintaining the Exhaust Silencers in a Car

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What are industrial exhaust silencers? Exhaust silencers are one of the most important systems of your car. They are the exhaust system of your car’s engine. They are responsible for reducing the noise level produced by the engine of your car. They also control the engine’s backpressure to improve your car engine’s performance and endurance.

Poorly maintained or old exhaust silencers can create backpressure and impact the performance of your car’s engine.

With all this, it’s easy to see that the exhaust silencers of your car need to be properly maintained to prevent damage and stress to the exhaust system and engine.

 

Normal Exhaust Silencer Issues

 

The exhaust silencer of your car will encounter these normal issues, to include:

Loose Parts or Holes

One of the normal issues that can happen is loose pieces or holes in the exhaust silencer system. The muffler can crack when, for instance, a rock is kicked under the car or when you hit a pothole. A cracked muffler leaves you no choice but to buy a new one.

Rust

Over time the exhaust silencer system of your car will start to rust. This common problem is caused by the collected water inside the exhaust silencer system. Water stays because the system does not get hot enough to burn it off. Collected water eventually condenses and turns to rust. Car owners living in places that collect a lot of snow and rain or near the beach are prone to experience rusted exhaust silencer systems.

 

Signs of Exhaust Silencer Problems

 

Exhaust silencer systems manifest signs and symptoms that need to be looked into before they become serious problems. They include:

Unusual smells

Smelling unusual or bad smells is a serious problem that needs to be addressed right off. Exhaust silencer systems are supposed to take out and whisk away exhaust fumes from your car. However, the fumes can leak into your car when the exhaust system has a leak or affected by other types of problems. Inhaling exhaust fumes over time can be fatal and the sooner you have your car checked, the safer it is for your health.

Noisier than usual

There’s an issue when your engine sounds noisier than usual while it’s running. The whining and loud sound coming from your engine while it’s in idle means an issue with your exhaust silencer system. A visit to the mechanic is a must when you hear a louder noise than usual. Doing so will prevent further damage to the car’s important parts such as the catalytic converter.

Water collection in the exhaust pipes

Condensation build-up can rust up the exhaust pipes and system of your car. The constant cooling down and warming up of the engine can eventually make your exhaust silencer system start to leak exhaust gases. The best way to check for condensation is to do it during the warmer times of the day.

Frequent refuelling

Frequent refuelling can mean problems with your exhaust silencer systems. Properly tuned and updated exhaust silencer systems also mean saving more on fuel. Longer lasting gas tanks are also another benefit brought on by well-maintained exhaust systems.

 

A professional check-up and service are due when the exhaust silencer systems of your car show the above symptoms. The importance of the exhaust system cannot be stressed enough for the risk they pose to the environment and your health as well.