High carbon steel is ideal for muffler durability

E​ven stainless steel will eventually rust, especially due to the exposure to weather.
E​ven stainless steel will eventually rust, especially due to the exposure to weather. | File photo

One aspect of car maintenance that car owners probably do not often think about is their exhaust system. 

For optimum functionality and durability, several metals are used to make the exhaust system. Typically, 400-series – usually 409 – steel is used for the muffler and exhaust systems. This high carbon steel is used because it is light yet lasting and durable.

Unfortunately, steel – even stainless steel – will eventually rust, especially due to the exposure to weather conditions as well as general wear and tear. There are several options to consider when deciding on alloys and coated steels for your muffler and exhaust system. These options include aluminum, nickel, chromium, manganese, copper and titanium.

Carbone Automotive Group has qualified professionals that can discuss the pros and cons of the various alloy and coated steel options to ensure that your muffler and exhaust system are best served.

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