At no time in the history of human civilization have we suffered more respiratory diseases than when we began using the combustion engine at the start of the Industrial Revolution. Today, the levels of pollution in major cities around the world have reached extreme levels. Think of such cities like LA, Mexico, Bangkok and Beijing and you can imagine the thousands of people who suffocate under the fumes expelled by millions of vehicles into the atmosphere.
With the introduction of alternative energy sources to operate vehicles, however, we are beginning to cope with this growing menace to human health. In the meantime, new techniques have been developed to minimize the effects of exhaust fumes from combustion engines.
Here are some ways in which proper exhaust control can help:
1. Reduce noise level
A professional car servicing company can provide reduction of noise (which is a form of pollution) through proper design and installation of an exhaust pipe system. A broken exhaust pipe, a result of accidents or improper care, can increase noise levels. Immediate repair is required.
2. Direct exhaust away from passengers
The exhaust from a car is designed to be directed away passengers; hence, it is at the tail end of the car or raised high up to facilitate escape into the atmosphere. Any clogging or leaks will cause the exhaust to enter through windows or holes in the chassis. Determining this seemingly minor yet unhealthy fault can help owners experience a more comfortable ride.
3. Improve engine performance
A defective exhaust pipe decreases the ability of the engine to maximize its burning capability, hence, diminishing its power and performance. In fact, a big percentage of an engine’s power is lost due to the inefficient disposal of the waste gases resulting from the combustion process. Think of a person’s sinusitis which prevents one from breathing out the carbon dioxide from the lungs. What we expel is as important as what we take in. So it is with a car.
4. Improves fuel consumption
With proper burning, fuel consumption becomes more efficient. It also means maximizing your money spent on petrol. A defective exhaust system reduces the mileage you get out of a liter of petrol you buy.
In short, not only do we pollute the atmosphere with a faulty exhaust pipe system, we are practically burning money that virtually escapes from our pockets and enters ours lungs in the form of toxic gases and black soot. Controlling the quantity and the quality of exhaust fumes is every person’s responsibility to maintain a healthy environment.