Every vehicle is built with an exhaust system designed to convert the harmful fumes and chemicals it produces into less harmful chemicals, and to safely release them into the air. As the vehicle is driven, the exhaust system wears out over time, but there are things you can do to help boost it, and keep it working better, longer, and to protect yourself and your environment from the harmful exhaust fumes.
Change Your Oil and Oil Filter Regularly
Oil helps to lubricate your vehicle, keeping its parts clean, prevent overheating, and minimize excess wear due to friction. In addition to these issues, old oil and an overused filter can lead to burning excess oil in your engine, which in turn leads to excess exhaust, further straining your exhaust system. To prevent burning oil, make sure to change your oil and oil filter as often as recommended in your manual.
Change Your Fuel Filter Regularly
To run properly, the engine requires clean air and clean fuel. Dirt and debris can be introduced at several points, which is why fuel and air filters are necessary. If the fuel filter is too old and clogged, it cannot clean the fuel that enters the
Change Your Air Filter Regularly
The air filter helps to purify the air that enters your vehicle’s engine. When it’s dirty or clogged, it’s hard for enough air, and enough clean air, to enter the engine. This means your engine will require more gasoline to run, and more gasoline leads to more exhaust.
Change Your PCV Valve Regularly
Your engine’s PCV valve, which helps to control emissions that are released from the engine to the exhaust system, can get dirty, clogged with oil, and filled with debris. To keep it running properly, it’s necessary to make sure it’s clean and replaced as often as required. This part’s job is simply to reduce emissions, so it’s an easy way to keep your emissions low.
The faster you accelerate, the more you drive, and the more your car is running, the more emissions you produce. Drive safely, follow the instructions in the manual, and don’t leave your car running when you’re not driving.