MASERATI PARTS 101: MUFFLER

December 9th, 2021 by

Have you ever wondered what that metal thing peeking out from the back of your Maserati does? That’s your muffler, and it is one of the many Maserati parts you should have some familiarity with. Here we go over the basics of this component.

THE JOB OF A MUFFLER
Your Maserati vehicle’s muffler plays a pivotal role in the emissions process. This involves emitting burnt fumes through the exhaust manifolds. These are made up of series of pipes, which end at the muffler. There are tubes inside the muffler designed specifically to reflect soundwaves. As a result, emissions are a whole lot quieter than they would be if the muffler wasn’t there.

SIGNS OF MUFFLER TROUBLE
While sometimes a muffler can last for the life of a vehicle, that is not always the case. These are the warning signs to pay attention to when it comes to your muffler:

LOUD SOUNDS
The most obvious sign that something is wrong with your muffler is if driving is suddenly much louder. The muffler could’ve gone bad or perhaps some road debris caused a hole or crack.

WEIRD SMELL
Because a muffler is instrumental in getting rid of fumes, another red flag is a noxious odor while you are driving. In addition to being annoying, this is very dangerous, as these fumes can be deadly.

DROP IN GAS MILEAGE
Often a noticeable decrease in your fuel economy can be attributed to the need for an oil change. However, it could also be an indication that something isn’t right with your muffler.

If you suspect something is wrong with your car’s muffler, make an appointment with the Maserati service center at Helfman Maserati of Sugar Land.

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