Your car not only has to help keep your family safe, it has to do its part to keep the planet safe. Most people think their car’s exhaust system is designed only to reduce noise, but it is also responsible for reducing harmful emissions from entering the atmosphere. Properly functioning mufflers and exhaust systems not only sound better, they are better – for you, your car, and the environment.
Midas is North America's leader in mufflers and exhaust system service, with over 50 years of experience and more than 1,700 locations, not to mention the famous Midas guarantee.* We take pride in providing high-quality mufflers, pipes, and other exhaust system components. Midas offers catalytic converters that meet stringent EPA and CARB requirements for pollution reduction.
We offer a full range of exhaust service options, from high performance mufflers and exhaust systems to our lifetime guaranteed mufflers*, as well as value-oriented replacement mufflers and systems. Stop by Midas today for an exhaust inspection and experience the satisfaction our expertise provides.
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* Lifetime Guarantee valid for as long as you own your car.
Learn more about your vehicle's exhaust in the Midas Auto Education Center
Ask a Midas Mechanic – Mufflers and Exhaust
Q: My car is older. Lately, it seems to be getting noisier. How do I know if my muffler went bad?
A: Your car’s exhaust system is pretty complex. Excess noise could be from a number of sources in the exhaust system including cracks or holes in manifolds, gaskets, pipes or the muffler itself. To find out for sure where the noise is coming from, just stop by your local Midas. We can not only find it, we can fix it, too.
Q: How do mufflers actually work? Are mufflers made of special soundproof material?
A: Your exhaust system – and the muffler in particular – is very sophisticated, although you can’t really appreciate it just looking under your car. If you were to cut it open you would likely find what looks to be a bundle of metal tubes with holes in them. And while they might look simple, inside the muffler these tubes work together to force sound waves to hit one another in very precise ways, canceling the sound in the process. With all this hidden engineering, it’s no wonder mufflers can’t be a one-size-fits-all replacement part.
Q: Besides excess noise and rough idling, what are some other things I need to watch out for with my car’s exhaust system?
A: Excessive rust or broken rubber hangers can cause mufflers, pipes, and other parts of the exhaust system to hang extremely low or break, and that can be hazardous, especially to folks driving behind you. However, these aren’t always things that can be easily assessed by just peeking under your car. As a rule, we recommend having your exhaust system professionally inspected at least once a year.