Age, wear and rust can take their toll on a vehicle's undercarriage, and exhaust problems can cause heightened emissions, noise and possibly other problems. When you're looking to replace exhaust components, shop Advance for the best exhaust parts from Dorman, DynoMax, Hooker, Walker and other top brands!
Especially in northern climates that see harsh winters, road chemicals and salt can really take a toll on a vehicle's undercarriage. If your vehicle's exhaust system is starting to show some corrosion and rust, it's more than just a noise problem - that rust can mean exhaust gases and carbon monoxide might make their way into the passenger compartment of your vehicle.
Advance Auto Parts has all the exhaust components you need, from mufflers and catalytic converters to oxygen sensors, tailpipes, exhaust pipes, hangers and hardware. Remember, in most states you can't pass inspection with a rusty exhaust system.
What does the exhaust system do?
Exhaust pipes play an important role in carrying harmful exhaust gases away from the vehicle instead of allowing them to enter the cabin air.
What are the components of the exhaust system?
The system includes the exhaust manifold, oxygen (O2) sensor, catalytic converter, muffler and exhaust systems tail pipe and component-connecting exhaust pipes. There may be more than one of each of these parts depending on the engine design. Is it difficult to change exhaust pipes?
Depending on the type of exhaust pipes or systems purchased, the installation can be easy or difficult. Axle-back systems will take much less time than header-back systems.
There are many types of exhaust pipes one can put on their car or truck. Some are built as standard replacements for stock exhaust pipes whereas others are made for performance applications.
How far back in the exhaust system you decide to replace will determine how intricate or simple it will be to install an exhaust pipe. If the only part of the system you're touching is the muffler and exhaust pipe tips, then it's a simple job requiring only a few hours of time. Header-back systems may take a few days for first-time DIYers.
I'm looking for a specific sound from my exhaust pipes, can Advance Auto Parts help me?
Yes! Read Rich Ellis's article about Muffler Methodology: Getting the Sound You're After.
Is there a good reason why I should replace my exhaust pipe system?
Yes! Check out The Advance Auto Team's 'Tuner Notes' on Why Replace an Exhaust System.
Can my exhaust pipe play a part in increasing horsepower?
Yes! Check out Rich Ellis's DIY guide to Ways to Boost Power Without Breaking the Bank.