All our exhausts are supplied through our local motor factors and come GUARANTEED, all prices and estimates are fully fitted.
If you think you may have a problem with your vehicles exhaust, contact us to arrange an inspection to determine your requirements.
Your Exhaust System explained
A car’s exhaust system is responsible for transporting the burned exhaust, or combustion gases, from its engine and out the tail pipe.
A vehicle’s exhaust manifold is the upper end of the exhaust system. The exhaust manifold is attached directly to the side of the engine and is the first part of the exhaust system to receive the burned exhaust gases from the car’s engine.
The exhaust pipes make up the brunt of a car’s exhaust system. The exhaust pipes, which can be metal or aluminium, are responsible for transporting the burned exhaust gases from the engine and the exhaust manifold and funnelling them towards the car’s tailpipe.
MUFFLER & CATALYTIC CONVERTER
As a car’s exhaust gases are transported along the exhaust pipes, they must pass through the muffler, which is an enclosed metal container responsible for “muffling” the sounds of the travelling exhaust gases, and the catalytic converter, which is an “after burner” responsible for igniting and burning any leftover exhaust gases not burned by the engine and exhaust manifold.
DPF Filter (Diesel Particulate Filter)
A diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a filter that captures and stores exhaust soot (some refer to them as soot traps) in order to reduce emissions from diesel cars. But because they only have a finite capacity, this trapped soot periodically has to be emptied or ‘burned off’ to regenerate the DPF.
This regeneration process cleanly burns off the excess soot deposited in the filter, reducing the harmful exhaust emission and helps to prevent the tell-tale black smoke you used to see from diesel vehicles, particularly when accelerating.
If your car indicates a DPF fault, we would be happy to carry out an inspection and determine if a new DPF or a forced regeneration is required.
The final destination for a car’s exhaust gases is the tailpipe. The tailpipe is the end of the entire exhaust system, and it funnels the burned car exhaust out into the outside air, or atmosphere.