Your Chevy 4x4 exhaust system starts under your hood, but the majority of the components it includes are hanging out beneath your vehicle. The 4x4 exhaust system is responsible for cleaning and removing exhaust from your engine, and so it begins at the source of your exhaust waste, which is your cylinders. The exhaust manifold routes exhaust through a pipe that leads to the components in your under-vehicle area, including your catalytic converter, muffler, and tailpipe.
Your Chevy 4x4 exhaust system also features several clamps, brackets, and hangers that hold things in place, and a heat shield to protect some of the components. The underside of your vehicle is subject to quite a bit of abuse as you drive, including mud, slush, salt, and road debris, so your 4x4 exhaust system is vulnerable to damage from rust and corrosion.
Since there are so many parts that can be affected, it is a good idea to check your exhaust system periodically for signs of wear. One of the problems that can be repaired inexpensively before there is more extensive damage occurs with the clamps and hangers that keep your Chevy 4x4 exhaust system in place. If these small parts become rusted and break, you could end up dragging parts of your 4x4 exhaust system on the pavement and doing some serious damage. You should also inspect your heat shield for dents and scratches, and if you find damage there, it is a good idea to remove it and check the components beneath.If you find that you need to replace part or all of your exhaust system, look no further than our vast online catalogue for the parts you need.