Located on the underside of your vehicle, the catalytic converter helps clean up vehicle emissions before expelling them into the environment. Catalytic converters contain honeycomb-like structures coated with platinum and palladium that help minimize the harmful effects of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxide produced by your vehicle’s engine.
The center exhaust section contains the catalytic converter and the section of exhaust pipes between the downpipe and the tail pipe. The pipes in the center section of your exhaust system are shaped to connect to each other while wrapping and bending to accommodate other parts and components on the underside of your vehicle.
The exhaust system is responsible for converting engine emissions into less harmful gases before releasing those gases into the atmosphere. The downpipe or front section of an exhaust system connects the exhaust manifold to the catalytic converter.
The exhaust system collects the harmful emissions released from your engine and directs them away from the vehicle. Exhaust system components work together to reduce the amount of pollutants expelled into the environment.
In your vehicle’s exhaust system, the manifold collects harmful emissions produced by the engine during the combustion process. The exhaust manifold is the first compartment to receive these gases from the engine’s cylinders.
As part of the exhaust system, the muffler is responsible for dampening engine noise and releasing vehicle emissions into the environment. All mufflers are designed to revert the pressure and emissions produced in the combustion process and keep them from entering the cabin of the vehicle.