How does my exhaust work?


It’s only when you hear or drive a car with a damaged silencer that you realise what a massive difference it makes to reducing noise you hear.

And the way a silencer works is quite amazing. It contains a few simple set of tubes that are finely placed to reflect the sound waves produced by an engine so that they cancel each other out.

If there is a hole in the silencer box then the sound waves are no longer forced through the tubes and escape outside – increasing the noise level and noise pollution and you could be pulled by the police.

Other key components of your exhaust include exhaust pipes that are designed specifically for each car model and route exhaust fumes to the exit at the back of the car. Here at Pro-flo we can custom make any exhaust if your’s broke.

The exhaust manifold acts as a funnel. It collects exhaust gases from all cylinders of the engine then releases them through a single opening, often referred to as the front pipe.

The exhaust center section works with the silencer to reduce noise and the tail pipe at the rear carries gases away from the vehicle. All of the components of an exhaust system are connected with a series of clamps, hangers, flanges and gaskets.