How Does My Cars Muffler Work?

The engine that your vehicle uses runs on a series of small explosions which can cause harmful emissions for the environment. As these emissions come from the combustion chamber in your vehicle, the explosions can continue to produce dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and more. In order to disperse these gases away from the cabin in your vehicle there needs to be an exhaust system for your engine. Your muffler is one of the key components that work with this exhaust system. Here are some of the systems that make up a muffler and  how they work:


The inlet is a section of the exhaust system where gases and sound enter into the exhaust pipe. This will capture the various sound and gasses from your engine.


The resonator works as a chamber of echoes that reduces the overall noise volume in your engine by canceling out various soundwaves.

Perforated Tubes

A perforated tube is the metal tube it’s located inside the muffler and it works too quiet or loud in the way that your car engine sounds. These are items that can increase your vehicle performance as well.


This is the point of emission that can make sure the exhaust gases and remaining sound can escape from your vehicle.

A muffler functions by quieting the engine and reducing the sound pressure that’s submitted.  Most mufflers are designed to dampen sound but also eliminate some of the toxic gases from being released into the environment.

Keeping your muffler system well maintained is important to keeping your vehicle functioning normally as well as for reducing the number of harmful emissions that your vehicle can produce.  Making sure that these emissions can stay outside of your vehicle can protect the health and safety of yourself and your passengers.

Keep some of these top ideas in mind if you are interested in improving the performance of your vehicle with a new muffler.

This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity. Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier custom shop. We carry custom wheels in Tampa for every vehicle, custom suspension kits, and all accessories for the interior or exterior of your vehicle. We only hire highly trained technicians using state of the art equipment with experience in all areas of tire, wheel, suspension, and 4×4 needs.

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