A car muffler assists to muffle the sounds an exhaust system and its catalytic converter make anytime a car is accelerating. Essential to a comfortable driving experience, the muffler also generates pollution.
HOW LONG DOES A MUFFLER LAST?
The lifespan of a muffler varies with the vehicle model and the overall vehicle use. Cars that are on the road more will experience more wear and tear to the undercarriage of the car. Typically, a car muffler will last 40,000 to 80,000 miles or around 2 to 4 years of average driving conditions. Those living in wet, snowy and icy conditions can see an even shorter muffler lifespan.
SYMPTOMS YOU MAY NEED A NEW MUFFLER
If you begin to hear your vehicle’s engine and exhaust system more than in the past, it might be time to have your car muffler inspected. Rattling noises and loud sounds from the back or undercarriage of the car might also be signs your muffler is ready to be replaced.
A car muffler helps to make your car a much more pleasurable to drive —both for you and for your fellow drivers on the road.