The exhaust system is a vital part of your vehicle’s emission system, as it is responsible for removing several different emissions from your vehicle. These include harmful gases like carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and nitrogen monoxide.
Exhaust leaks can be very dangerous to you and your passenger’s health and must be fixed by a qualified OK Tire technician immediately. Damage to the exhaust is typically the result of rust or water build up over time, in addition to cracks arising from normal usage.
Exhaust systems should be inspected regularly for leaks, damage, and broken supports or hangers; especially if there is an unusual noise. A back-pressure test may also be required to determine if there are any blockages or restrictions within the exhaust system. Once the inspection is complete, an OK Tire technician will make the necessary repairs. A final inspection will then be completed to ensure that your system is working correctly.
Secondary air injection, EGR valves, and catalytic converters also play a significant role in reducing the levels of harmful emissions produced by your vehicle, while mufflers and exhaust pipes keep your vehicle quiet and comfortable.
One of the most critical components for controlling exhaust emissions is the oxygen sensor. This sensor helps your vehicle’s computer determine the right air/fuel mixture, ensuring optimum performance and reducing emissions.
Worn sensors will cause your vehicle to run and idle poorly, increase emissions, reduce fuel economy, and cause damage to other components of your exhaust system. Most manufacturers recommend replacing sensors anywhere between 50,000-90,000kms.
A properly maintained vehicle not only runs better but is also more fuel efficient, which saves money and reduces harm to our environment. Regularly scheduled maintenance combined with diagnostic and emission control testing will ensure that your engine runs smoothly.