Although the muffler is found in the rear, the exhaust system actually starts at the front of a vehicle. All exhaust systems work to remove toxic gases from the engine which are produced while the car is running. The entire network is comparable to certain parts of the human digestive system. For instance, the liver serves as a major detoxification system for the body, just as a catalytic converter does for a vehicle by filtering harmful fumes into less harmful ones. At the end of the system, carbon dioxide and water vapor are released from the rear to keep you and your passengers safe from inhaling toxic gas.
Just as a malfunctioning digestive system would be detrimental to the human body, a malfunctioning exhaust system would have the same consequences on a vehicle. Call us at Garber Chevrolet in Midland to have your system inspected or repaired- don’t wait for something worse to happen.