Accessorising your car is one of the best things you can do to give the prized possession personality. From underside LED lights to bullbars, vehicle accessories make you stand out from the crowd. Besides, the add-ons enhance your driving experience. One particular accessory that is has been popular for some time now is the muffler. As a component added to the exhaust system, a muffler helps to minimise noise produced during the exhaust process. Additionally, mufflers direct exhaust by-products away from the vehicle. Due to its critical role, it is vital to know when your muffler is faulty, and this article highlights common symptoms to watch for.
Strange Noises -- If you know how the exhaust system of a car works, then you understand internal combustion in the engine produces a lot of noise. While this is normal, most motorists find the noise annoying, especially as the car gets older. Therefore, to muffle or reduce this noise, car owners install a muffler. However, mufflers deteriorate over time, or they can get loose, thereby rendering them ineffective. For this reason, you must watch out for strange noises coming from the exhaust system. For instance, if the car seems a lot noisier than before, then that is a clear sign that the muffler is failing and not doing what it's supposed to do. Most importantly, be vigilant when you hear rattling sounds since it might suggest a loose or broken muffler.
Water Presence -- If you want to take good care of your muffler, then visual inspection is mandatory. Some motorists think that all they need to do to ensure their muffler is operating optimally is to listen. However, nothing could be further from the truth because, by visually inspecting the muffler, you are more likely to spot any defects and the presence of water. If you see water dripping from the muffler, then that is a course for concern. That said, you have to be careful not to inspect your muffler in the mornings because the condensation might lead you to believe that nothing is wrong. Therefore, schedule a visual inspection for the late evening for accurate examination.
High Temperature -- Very few motorists know that a broken muffler can cause the car to overheat. The reason is that mufflers direct exhaust by-products away from the vehicle. If its effectiveness as a silencer is compromised, the by-products might not leave the combustion system, thereby increasing the car's internal temperature. Therefore, let the engine run for a few minutes, turn it off, and then check the temperature gauge. If the temperature of the engine and other related components are unusually high, call your mechanic immediately.
If you want a cool looking car, you have come to the right place. For many years, I was driving around the streets of Sydney in a car which did not look very cool. It was all I could afford at the time and I thought I would just have to put up with it until I could afford something better. However, everything changed for the better when I was introduced to the world of auto accessories. I soon discovered that by installing a few accessories, I could make my car look much cooler. I hope this blog inspires you to accessorise your car.