Hyundai Parts 101: What is a Muffler and What Does It Do?
At Mike Miller Hyundai, we don't just help you find a new vehicle. We also help you take care of your Hyundai car and find the official Hyundai parts you need to keep it running right.
One car part we get a lot of questions about is the muffler. What is it? What does it do? Is it really that important? Our knowledgeable mechanics can answer all of your questions.
What is a Muffler?
A muffler is a critical part of your exhaust system. As the name implies, it "muffles" the sound of your engine. Without it, your car would be extremely loud and unsuitable for daily road use.
Your muffler takes the noise created by your engine and funnels it through a number of passages and chambers that quiet it down. This way, the hot exhaust gas creates a little bit of noise, but nothing that could distract other drivers on the road.
Some aftermarket companies build third-party mufflers that claim to boost engine efficiency and output. However, these would make your car louder and could be against regulations depending on where you live. If you're looking to replace your current engine or you need some routine maintenance, we recommend visiting a certified service center like ours.
Our Hyundai Service Center
When you're in need of routine maintenance or replacement parts, visit our Hyundai service center in Peoria, IL. We make it easy to schedule an appointment online with our experienced technicians, and you can rely on our work to keep your car running smoothly for years to come. We hope to see you soon at Mike Miller Hyundai!