Do You Know How A Muffler Works?

If you’ve ever heard a car engine running without a muffler, you probably feel that your ear drums are perforating. Well, folks, that’s not good for your Fort Worth Buick GMC. The muffler of your automobile place a vital role in cancelling out the obnoxious and unpleasant tones your engine makes.

So how does a muffler work? Inside a muffler, you’ll find a deceptively simple set of tubes with some holes in them. Think of these tubes and chambers as finely tuned as a musical instrument. What they do is reflect sound waves produced by the engine as to actually cancel each other out. Think about noise cancellation headphones, if you’ve ever tried a pair on, hey actual create a frequency that you can hear, but is designed in such a way to cover external noise.

Check out the video below for the ins and outs of muffler operation from the muffler kings at Flowmaster.

You’ll be able to tell if you have a hole or a bad muffler because it will be LOUD. It won’t sound like the finely tuned engine that it should. If you suspect that you have muffler issue, don’t hesitate to bring it to Freeman Grapevine and we’ll get that irritating and overwhelming noise under control.