Who knew there were different types of exhaust systems? If you didn’t, don’t worry, you’re not alone. A stainless steel exhaust may seem like a gimmick for petrol-heads, but a switch from a mild pipe to a stainless steel exhaust is a simple change which can make a massive difference to your vehicle, and here’s how.
First things first, stainless steel exhausts are not top of the range, exclusive systems that belong in the most expensive cars. These systems can be introduced to pretty much any car, big or small, so don’t be put off by their shiny, flashy appearance.
So why should you make a change from your regular, run of the mill exhaust to a stainless steel exhaust?
The main selling point of a stainless steel exhaust is its durability. Because of the material, these exhausts are strong and have a long lifespan; see it as more of an investment rather than a cheap ‘pimp my ride’ accessory. As well as being strong and durable, absolute steel is rust and corrosion resistant, so that’s one less thing to worry about.
Stainless steel exhausts usually come with some form of warranty, due to their price. Any problems will be able to be resolved quickly, so it is no surprise that these stainless systems often outlast the vehicle they belong to.
Performance wise, stainless steel exhausts will drastically improve the performance of your car, too. Typical exhausts are susceptible to overheating which is one of the most common reasons for exhaust repair. Thankfully, stainless steel exhausts cool down the gases and prevent this whole process. This is why the longevity of stainless steel exhausts is significantly longer than regular, carbon pipes. Although a stainless steel exhaust will last for a lifetime and not rust, unlike a mild steel exhaust, the heat will eventually change the colour of the exhaust, so bear this in mind. This is not the end of the world, however. A simple stainless steel polish and a soft cloth will revive the colour of your exhaust and make it shine once more.
The only downside of a stainless steel exhaust is the cost to get it fitted. Rigging a new exhaust is a fairly arduous and technical process, so bear this in mind. Despite the fee, the benefits should repay you in the long run; at the end of the day, you get what you pay for.
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