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What Does a Muffler Do?

Have you ever wondered what a muffler really does? Is it there simply to muffle the sounds coming from your vehicle, or is there a greater purpose behind this piece of equipment? The truth is, the muffler of your vehicle is very important. It also helps you get better performance from your vehicle as a whole. Here’s a few things you need to know about this engineering marvel.

A Muffler Does More than Quieting Noises

We all know that a muffler is a great piece of equipment to decrease the amount of noise coming from your engine. The baffle within the piece allows the sound to radiate outward, instead of straight out of your vehicle, leaving you hard of hearing after just a quick trip to the grocery store. However, there is a greater purpose behind this seemingly insignificant attachment to your tailpipe. It also helps your engine gulp up more oxygen, boosting how well your engine is able to perform.

Part of the job of a muffler is to help get the extra gases away from the engine as quickly as humanly possible. The quicker they are away from the engine, the faster oxygen can be pulled in, and the better performance you will feel as the driver. Some would prefer that their vehicle not be required to have a muffler, as this would allow the gases to instantly dissipate, but since that would not allow the vehicle to be legal to drive, this is not a viable option.

Options If You Prefer a Different Look of Muffler

If you happen to be looking for a different look for your muffler, there are quite a few out there. Some are painted, while others are made from stainless steel. Some will have a bend or curve to them, decreasing the overall noise that comes from your vehicle, while others are straight in an attempt to pull the gases away from the engines quickly.

If you want to find out more about what your muffler can do to boost the performance of your vehicle, give Lorentz Automotive a call today!


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