What Does A Muffler Do?

exhaustTrying to understand the workings of your car can prove a hard endeavor; so many parts go into it, where do you start? It may seem hard to understand, but if you take it one part at a time you’ll gain a good overall knowledge in a matter of months. To help you do this, we’ve put together a quick overview of what a muffler does:

Noise Pollution:

Mounted within your exhaust pipes, the muffler’s job includes minimizing the noise that comes out. See, as pressurized gas gets let out of your engine through the exhaust, it makes a whole lot of noise. The muffler has perforated tubes and things called baffles that stop the air on the way out of the exhaust, making it bounce around first to cancel itself out and keep it quiet.

Improve Performance:

While the muffler’s main job involves keeping the noise pollution down, it also can improve performance. Certain mufflers actually increase exhaust flow.

Hopefully, after this, you understand your car just a little bit better. If you need muffler repairs, or most any other auto service, in Lombard, IL, J1 Auto Repair can help you. For more information, drop by our location or give us a call at (630) 932-4427.