Riding in Comfort With a Muffler and Shock Absorber

By: John Garett

Driving could sometimes be an uncomfortable experience especially with road traffic, noise, bumps, and other distracting elements. It would even be a pain at some point if the car itself is the cause of the driving uneasiness. It is a good thing certain car parts were invented that address the problem of car noise and sudden jolts and jerks, such as the shocks, the mufflers and shock absorbers. General Motors(GM) has also installed the function of these parts to the vehicles they produce. In that way, they continue to be known globally as makers of luxurious and comfortable rides.The is responsible for decreasing the volume of the exhaust, thus it is commonly located near the rear of the car, as part of the exhaust system. It is also known as the "secondary muffler" or the "backbox" and is constructed in three layers. The first two layers are made with metal with a thicker and slightly insulated layer between them.

Because of that, the body of the GM Muffler is allowed to absorb some of the pressure pulses. There are also the inlet and outlet pipes that go into the main chamber and are perforated with holes. The thousands of little pressure pulses then bounce around the main chamber, canceling each other out besides being absorbed by the GM Muffler housing.The attributes inside the GM Muffler are what help decrease the sound level in various ways. The basic muffler consists of a series of metal plates or tubes with multiple holes. These holes put pressure against the exhaust flow and therefore decrease the noise. A high-performance muffler contains a single large pipe with holes along the side. It helps decrease the sound a little and it rarely puts pressure on the exhaust, allowing it to flow freely.The other thing that helps provide comfort in driving is the . This is a mechanical device designed to smooth out or damp the sudden shock impulse and disperse the kinetic energy. In layman's terms, it absorbs the shock brought by the bumps that vehicles pass though on the road. Also, the GM Shock Absorber keeps the cars stable even after a bump. A broken GM Shock Absorber could result to car rolling or swaying when it is making a turn and when braking, wherein the front end of the vehicle tends to dive.If this is already the case, then it is high time that car owners need to replace it with a new GM Shock Absorber. This is also the same with the GM Muffler. When noise becomes quite unbearable, then the mufflers may already be in a bad shape. Remember, cars are people's company on the road and therefore should be comfortable to ride and be with.

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