Your Cadillac CTS exhaust system performs quite a few tasks for your vehicle. The CTS exhaust system runs from the exhaust manifold in your engine bay to the tailpipe at the back of the car. Exhaust from your cylinders travels the path of your Cadillac CTS exhaust system with several important functions occurring along the way.
Part of your CTS exhaust system is your muffler, which serves to quiet engine noise through either a series of resonance chambers or using sound-deadening material like steel wool or fiberglass. Another component of your Cadillac CTS exhaust system, the catalytic converter, is responsible for transforming toxic emissions into safe compounds like water vapor and carbon dioxide before the exhaust leaves your system. Exhaust pipe connects the components of your CTS exhaust system, and a series of clamps, hangers, and brackets keeps everything together and suspended beneath your vehicle.
Your exhaust system may also include a heat shield to protect some of the components. When there are problems with your CTS exhaust system, you may notice loud engine noise, sluggish performance, or a foul smell coming from your exhaust. It is a good idea to periodically inspect the components of your exhaust system for visible signs of damage such as rust and corrosion, particularly the clamps and hangers. If these small but significant parts become corroded and break, you could end up dragging your entire CTS exhaust system on the road and doing some considerable damage. Look to our extensive online catalogue for all your exhaust system parts.You can order through your choice of our toll-free service number or secure online server.