The catalytic converter is one of the most important parts of your vehicle that you may not have been aware of. This piece of machinery is essential to cutting down your car’s emissions. It’s meant to last the length of your car’s lifetime but what if it goes bad and needs to be replaced? Do you know how to recognize a bad catalytic converter? What Does the Catalytic Converter Do? The catalytic converter, which [...]
Today, almost all vehicle manufacturers are trying to deliver more fuel-efficient vehicles (or vehicles that don’t even need fuel, like electric cars). The consumer demand for greener vehicles has two primary motivators. One, for the purpose of environmental friendliness. And two, for the purpose of saving money on gasoline. However, you don’t need to buy a new car to become more fuel-efficient. There are upgrades and repairs you can make on your current vehicle [...]
If you don’t know a lot about cars, the maintenance of your vehicle can seem a bit overwhelming. Ignoring problems as they arise won’t make them go away, though, and can cause more harm than you probably think. There are a lot of mysterious sounds and smells in your car that are simpler problems than you’d think. One issue that often goes ignored far too long, is an old muffler that needs to be [...]
Auto repairs are often difficult to detect for those who are inexperienced with the inner workings of cars. But that’s not the case with all parts on a car especially the muffler. You won’t need special training or an automotive computer diagnostic system to figure out when a muffler should be replaced. You will need to use your senses of hearing, sight, and smell in order to understand the signs your car will give [...]
Inventor Eugene Houdry was born in Domont, France, in April of 1892. The son of a wealthy structural steel manufacturer, Houdry was encouraged to learn about mechanical engineering from his youth. He majored in the subject, at the Ecole des Arts et Metiers in Paris. Houdry invented a catalytic cracking process that could transform coal into gasoline. He also managed to catalytically crack low-grade crude oil. With this process, oil companies were able to [...]
Eugene Houdry invented the catalytic muffler in 1962, today a standard part of all American cars. The muffler is designed to not only reduce the noise of the engine, but to reduce back pressure as well. A good muffler can thus improve engine performance. In addition, Eugene Houdry’s goal was met when he managed to make his catalytic converter reduce carbon dioxide and unburned hydrocarbons. Mufflers help reduce the carbon footprint of automobiles on [...]
[Click here to view a diagram showing how mufflers work] A muffler is an attachment to the exhaust pipe, underneath an automobile, that allows exhaust to leave the engine and helps dilute the sound and, in general, reduce emissions at the same time. The original catalytic muffler was designed specifically to reduce the carbon dioxide and unburned hydrocarbons that get released into the air. The level of sound produced by an auto engine is [...]
The inventor of the catalytic muffler, Eugene Houdry, was a Frenchman interested in reducing the pollution released into the air by automobile exhaust pipes. He started his line of inventions with a catalytic process that effectively doubled the amount of useable oil that could be produced from crude oil. He produced high-grade gasoline from low-grade fuel. His catalytic “cracking” process was used by the French military for World War II, in producing high-quality aviation [...]
If you notice any of these signs, it may benefit you to check for a leak yourself, before you head to your local Utah auto shop. This can ensure that you know what you’re dealing with, before you go.
You want to make sure your vehicle passes emissions or you won’t be able to register it. In the state of Utah auto repair is needed if you don’t pass emissions. Utah auto repair is fairly easy to find if you do your research. Look online for Utah auto repair shops that can get the job done.