An exhaust system is never complete without the exhaust pipe.
Exhaust pipe is the general term for all the different pipes used in an exhaust system. The exhaust pipe's main function is to allow the gas emissions of the engine to pass through the catalytic converter, muffler, and out the rear of the vehicle. An exhaust pipe may be standard or stainless steel.
Why is an exhaust pipe essential?
Exhaust pipes provide the connections in an exhaust system. A front exhaust pipe connects the exhaust manifold to the catalytic converter, then an intermediate exhaust pipe connects the catalytic converter to the muffler, and the tailpipe connected to the outlet of the muffler.
Exhaust pipes are main components of the exhaust system that ensure pollution and engine noise are reduced. You must also remember that engines emit harmful gases that could cause illnesses and in extreme cases could even lead to death. A good exhaust pipe is necessary to prevent the harmful gas emissions to leak in the engine and enter the interiors of the car.
Exhaust pipe maintenance
You must have your exhaust pipes inspected regularly. If you suspect that your car has exhaust pipes leak, have it checked by a professional technician. A failed emission test is a sure indicator that your car's exhaust pipes have leaks.
Never rely on your sense of smell in detecting exhaust pipe leaks. Remember, carbon monoxide has no odor. Be wary of unusual ticking sounds when you accelerate your car. It's an indication that your exhaust pipe is defective or worn out.
Where can you get an exhaust pipe?
An exhaust pipe can be obtained in car parts and accessories stores or automotive service centres.