Exhaust systems play an important role in the overall performance of your vehicle, so it’s important that they’re performing at their best. From maximising your engine’s efficiency to controlling sound reduction, the exhaust does so much more than simply providing a place for emissions to be released.
And, with the introduction of new European emission guidelines, the exhaust has become more important than ever before.
In this article, we’ll explore why it’s important that your exhaust system is made from quality parts.
It’s now mandatory for all European countries to equip new petrol or diesel cars with catalytic converters and DPF systems that measure and regulate the exhaust system to ensure it’s performing at its best.
A poorly performing exhaust system means that, as well as your engine being less efficient, it will also struggle to manage emissions properly, meaning your vehicle will be releasing more harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.
In order to properly regulate emissions, the exhaust system must have the correct amount of back pressure. If the back pressure is too low (normally due to holes or degraded parts) it will mean harmful gases will escape far easier. Catalytic converters can help with this, as can particulate filters, which filter gases to make them cleaner before they’re released.
If your exhaust system is made from good, quality parts, then these elements are far more likely to work correctly, making your car greener to drive.
A whole host of gases and pollutants are released into the atmosphere through the exhausts of petrol and diesel cars. Carbon dioxide, nitrogen, Carbon monoxide and mercury are all released in varying quantities. While it’s impossible to eradicate all of these emissions without converting to an electric car, a good quality exhaust system can reduce the emissions to more manageable levels.
Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas that is released via exhaust emissions and is one of the main culprits contributing to climate change. In the USA, it’s predicted that up to 30% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation – showing just how big an impact they have on the world around us. This is a key reason why it’s integral that exhaust systems are made from quality parts that can ensure only the necessary amount of emissions are released.
As well as the impact these gases and pollutants can have on the planet, they’re also a major contributor to health conditions that are triggered by air pollution. A particular issue in major cities around the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 4.2 million people die each year as a result of outdoor air pollution. Usually, this is because of cancer and respiratory diseases that the pollution can cause to people who are regularly exposed to it.
Typically, exhaust systems are made from either titanium or stainless steel. If you’re considering updating your exhaust system to make it more efficient or meet emissions standards, titanium systems offer a wide range of benefits.
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