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Why You Should Upgrade Your Car to Match Your Style

Penny Roberts

Do you consider yourself to be unique and like to stand out from everybody else? Does this extend to the car that you drive and do you like to modify it, so that it's an extension of your personality? Many people do and this is why the car parts and aftermarket accessory industry is so large in this country. If you're looking for the latest upgrade to your car, why don't you consider a performance exhaust system?

Consider the Advantages

While the system that is attached to the vehicle that you buy from a showroom will be perfectly adequate, it's not necessarily designed to provide maximum performance. When you upgrade, you not only get greater efficiency, but it will look and sound fabulous as well.

When the vehicle is able to get rid of its engine gases more effectively, it will be able to "breathe" properly and more power can be created. Also, you may find greater efficiency at the petrol pump.


A standard exhaust system is typically made using very basic fabrication techniques. The pipe is shaped by using a bending and crushing technique that can leave fine crinkles in the material itself. Consequently, the airflow is somewhat restricted as it flows around the various internal bends. Aftermarket performance exhausts are made in such a way that these issues do not occur and airflow is not compromised.


Vehicle manufacturers often use stainless steel in order to manufacture exhaust systems. Over time, this type of product will tend to corrode and cause issues. However, the best aftermarket systems use either aluminium or stainless steel, for greater durability.

Look and Sound

When you fit a new system to the vehicle, make sure that you put a performance tailpipe on as well. When you combine this aesthetic improvement with the more aggressive sound provided by the new system, you are sure to be happy. In addition, you'll be able to show off your modified car to friends and others in the sporting community.

Choosing the Right System

Have a word with a specialist to make sure that you get the right type of performance exhaust for your vehicle. There are a large number of these systems on the market and you wouldn't want to choose something that will affect the performance adversely. The ideal system will take into account any other modifications you may have performed to the engine already.


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Audrey's Automotive Blog

Hello, my name is Audry. I would like to offer you all a very warm welcome to my new automotive blog. When I was growing up in the 1960s, my daddy would always try to stop me playing with my brother's toy cars. Times were different then and people believed that little girls should not be interested in greasy engines. When I grew up, I went to college and got a job working for a large Australian bank. However, I didn't lose my passion for automobiles. I still like to hang out at the local auto repair and sales shop and I have learnt a lot during my time there.