Your car not only has to help keep your family safe, it has to do its part to keep the planet safe. Most people think their car’s exhaust system is designed only to reduce noise, but it is also responsible for reducing harmful emissions from entering the atmosphere. A properly functioning muffler and exhaust system not only sound better, they are better – for you, your car, and the environment. We take pride in providing high-quality mufflers, pipes, and other exhaust components. GF United Auto Service offers catalytic converters that meet stringent EPA and CARB requirements for pollution reduction.We offer a full range of exhaust service options, from high performance mufflers and exhaust systems, as well as value-oriented replacement mufflers and systems. Stop by GF United Auto Service today for an exhaust inspection and experience the satisfaction our expertise provides.Most people think mufflers just keep their car quiet. While that’s a big part of the job, there’s a lot more to it. The muffler is just one component in the exhaust emission system, which is responsible not only for cutting down on noise pollution, but for cutting down on air pollution, too.
How It Works
Your exhaust emission system really starts at the front of your car, right behind your engine. Exhaust manifolds connect to the cylinder heads, where they collect exhaust gases. As the gases move through the exhaust system, they’re first analyzed by oxygen sensors, then refined by the catalytic converter and, finally, muffled by the muffler. So by the time those gases leave the vehicle, your emission system has made your car run smoother, cleaner, and quieter. It’s a pretty complex system, but the expert mechanics at GF United can diagnose the problem and get you right back on the road.
What to Watch For
Your exhaust emission system does all of its important work while hanging precariously from the bottom of your vehicle. So to help keep your car running smoothly, quietly, and efficiently, we recommend having your exhaust system checked out at least once a year.
Common Signs of Wear
- Exhaust manifolds and gaskets: cracks or small holes could cause exhaust leaks, affecting both safety and performance
- Oxygen sensors: cracks, damaged wires, or blocked intakes could cause incorrect fuel/air mixture adjustments and poor fuel economy
- Catalytic converters: overheating, dents, clogs, or corrosion could cause air pollution, excessive noise and rough idle
- Resonators and mufflers: excessive rust or holes could cause air pollution, excessive noise and a rough idle
- Pipes, hangers, clamps, and brackets: excessive rust or broken bolts could cause parts to hang dangerously low, resulting in a hazard for the people driving behind you.