The exhaust system is one of the hardest working components of your vehicle. It helps funnel away the gaseous products of the combustion process that drives your car, via a set of pipes that are connected to the top of the cylinder heads.
Main functions of Car Exhausts system
- Noise control
- To Improve the performance of the engine
- To direct exhaust fumes away from passenger
- Improve fuel consumption.
Important Components of an Exhaust System
The exhaust system needs to be properly maintained to promote the clean and efficient operation of the car. It is an essential component of the car’s engine and needs to be kept in good order to prevent the engine and mileage from suffering. Here are the major components in an exhaust system:
Collects the exhaust gases from multiple cylinders into one pipe. It is the first component of the exhaust system.
It is the converter that prevents harmful elements like nitrogen oxides or carbon monoxide from escaping into the atmosphere. Catalytic converters are used with internal combustion engines fueled by either petrol or diesel.
It is an electronic device that measures the proportion of oxygen in the liquid or gas being analyzed. These sensors are also responsible for the things like emission control utilized by your car exhaust and the also allow fuel injection and economy calculations.