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How Long Does an Exhaust Pipe/Tube Last?

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Without your vehicle's exhaust system, the exhaust fumes/gases would have nowhere to go. This would cause all kinds of emissions to be released into the atmosphere, and would pose a danger to drivers who would have to breathe them in. That’s exactly why cars are built with an exhaust system that safely deals with these fumes, and decreases them in a big way. The exhaust fumes travel through an exhaust pipe/tube, which carries them through the catalytic converter, right through the muffler, and out the exhaust tip. Along the exhaust pipe are oxygen sensors so that they can keep track of the emission levels.

The exhaust pipe is exposed to some extremely high temperatures, as high as 800 °F, so it is prone to wear, rust, holes, and cracking. Stainless steel pipes will hold up better and for longer, but eventually they will wear down too. Your other option is chrome, but it doesn't tend to hold up as well. If you think your exhaust pipe is ready to be replaced, here are some signs that can help you reach your conclusion.