About car exhausts:

As petrol burns in your car’s engine, exhaust fumes and gases are created. Your car’s exhaust system consists of a series of pipes that expel exhaust gases, fumes and emissions from your car’s engine. 

Exhaust gases, and fumes exit each engine cylinder via the exhaust manifold where all of the cylinder emissions merge into one pipe. After this, the gases pass through the catalytic converter which helps convert carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. This helps to prevent harmful green house gas emissions into the atmosphere. The fumes then pass through the muffler which helps to reduce the sound created by the exhaust. After this, the gases and fumes come out of the tailpipe as clear or slightly white smoke. 

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Parts of the car exhaust and what they do:

  • Exhaust Manifold: The exhaust manifold collects exhaust gases from the engine cylinders and channels them into a single pipe. It is usually made of cast iron or stainless steel to withstand high temperatures.
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  • Catalytic Converter: The catalytic converter is an emissions control device that reduces harmful pollutants in the exhaust gas. It contains catalysts that facilitate chemical reactions to convert carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and unburned hydrocarbons into less harmful substances.
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  • Exhaust Pipes: The exhaust pipes carry the gases from the manifold to the rear of the vehicle. They are usually made of steel and are designed to resist corrosion and heat.
  • Muffler: The muffler, also known as a silencer, reduces exhaust noise produced by the engine. It incorporates chambers and baffles to attenuate the sound waves and ensure a quieter operation.
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  • Oxygen Sensors: Oxygen sensors monitor the oxygen levels in the exhaust gases. This information is used by the engine control unit (ECU) to adjust the air-fuel mixture for optimal combustion efficiency and to monitor the performance of the catalytic converter.
  • Tailpipe: The tailpipe is the final section of the exhaust system, extending from the muffler to the exterior of the vehicle. It releases the treated exhaust gases into the atmosphere behind the vehicle.


Symptoms of a damaged exhaust system:

Damage to any of the components mentioned above can cause the following problems:

  • Reduced engine performance – Exhaust problems such as a blocked catalytic converter or exhaust muffler can reduce your engine’s performance, resulting in a lack of power. This reduction in performance can also negatively affect your vehicle’s fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. 
  • Loud noise – Damage to the muffler or any other part of the exhaust system can cause the exhaust to be much louder than normal. A damaged manifold gasket can also cause the engine to run much louder. 
  • Engine/exhaust warning light on – An exhaust problem can cause a warning light to appear on your dashboard.
  • Burning of surrounding components – A leak in your exhaust can cause surrounding components to burn. In this case, you may notice a strong burning smell coming from your car.
  • Rattling from your exhaust – this can indicate that your exhaust muffler baffles have come apart inside the muffler, making it far less effective, and causing annoying rattles.
  • Failed WOF – A damaged exhaust system can lead to increased emissions, causing the vehicle to fail its Warrant of Fitness. If your vehicle fails an emissions test, it is likely due to a problem within the exhaust system that needs attention.


New Car Exhaust in Hamilton

At Grimmer Motors, we can install any new exhaust components in your vehicle such as

  • new exhaust manifold
  • new exhaust manifold gasket
  • new exhuast Gas Re-circulation valve (EGR valve)
  • new exhaust flange gasket
  • new catalytic convertor
  • new oxygen sensors (front and rear of catalytic convertor)
  • new exhaust muffler
  • new exhaust muffler gasket
  • new exhaust tail pipe
  • new exhaust ubends
  • new exhaust brackets
  • new exhaust rubber mounts
  • new exhaust temperature sensor

Or we can look to repair any part of the vehicle exhaust system. This will allow for cleaner emissions, better engine power, quieter vehicle, less toxic fumes entering your vehicle and improved fuel efficiency.

Our talented, fully qualified mechanics can quickly diagnose and repair exhaust faults, giving you quality advice on what’s best for your car.

For installation of a new car exhaust and car exhaust repairs in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!


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