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With the Earth’s future in question from pollution’s role in global warming, having a properly functioning exhaust system can lessen your vehicle’s impact on the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Having a faulty catalytic converter or Oxygen Sensor and/or a restricted air filter will increase the harmful emissions your vehicle lets out into the atmosphere. A catalytic converter literally converts harmful gases into non-toxic carbon dioxide and water vapor, and is the most effective way to curtail pollutants from escaping your exhaust system. A catalytic converter works to purify the air by burning off impurities produced from the engine thus protecting the environment from unnecessary harm.
With gas prices constantly on the rise, it’s important a vehicle burns gas efficiently so it’s not wasteful. Having a clean exhaust system will not only improve your gas mileage, but it will also improve your vehicle’s overall performance.
From the exhaust manifold on the motor to catalytic converter all the way through to the muffler at the rear, and all the piping between, the exhaust system is underrated, yet essential to ensuring environmental friendliness and fuel efficiency.
Oxygen (O2) Sensors
One of the smallest and lesser known parts of the exhaust system is the oxygen sensor. They play a vital role in determining how fuel is burned by modifying the ratio of fuel to oxygen for a more effective burn that promotes better gas mileage. O2 sensors ensure your vehicle runs to the best of its ability. When worn out they can radically reduce your gas mileage and horsepower while releasing harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
It is recommended that you change your O2 sensors at the least every 48,000 km and the new types at 160,000 km. Come to Harvey’s Muffler & Shocks and we will check your recommended mileage for O2 sensor replacement.
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