Your exhaust system is made up of several parts. Together, these components work to reduce both noise and gas emission pollution from your vehicle. Here’s a quick breakdown:
This piece connects your exhaust system to the engine. The cylinders in the engine contain the gas your engine releases. These cylinders are connected to the manifold, which pushes them through the rest of the exhaust system.
These exist on high-performance vehicles and do much the same as the exhaust manifold, but the connecting tubes are bigger. The larger tubes requires less pressure from the engine to push gasses through the rest of the system.
This sensor checks the gas released from the engine and detects how much is oxygen. There shouldn’t be any oxygen present, since the engine should be consuming it to produce power. When this sensor detects unused oxygen, it tells your car’s computer to adjust the engine’s performance.
This component takes the toxic gasses that are released from the engine and it converts them from their fully toxic states into less harmful emissions.
These are designed to help muffle the sounds from your car. Without a muffler, your vehicle would be extremely loud.
This is also known as the exhaust pipe. It is visible when you stand behind your vehicle. This is the part that releases all the remaining gasses and sounds.