Nissan Titan Exhaust System
Three Tips to Maintain the Integrity of Your Nissan Titan Exhaust System
The exhaust system is an assembly of pipes doing wonders underneath your ride. But there's so much more to it than meets the eye. This system protects the environment by converting the vehicle's noxious fumes into less harmful emissions, deadens otherwise loud exhaust sound, and keeps the emissions away from the cabin. If it fails to work well, there will be detrimental effects not just on the vehicle's performance but on the environment and human health as well. Hence, it is but right that you keep your Nissan Titan exhaust system in perfect shape. Here are some tips to help you achieve that:
- Periodically check your exhaust system's hardware.
Since the exhaust system is prone to all sorts of dirt and damaging elements, it sure is hard for you to see if rust is starting to form or if the system already has dents, leaks, missing hardware, and other types of damage. So, it pays a lot to schedule regular exhaust system checks at least every six months. The best way to do the checking is to park your Titan on a ramp or to securely jack it up, so if you don't have one in your garage, you'd better let a mechanic do a thorough exhaust system check for you. With your Titan on a ramp or a hoist or simply jacked up, it would be so much easier for you to look for loose, broken, or missing hardware as well as rusted out, leaking, or damaged components.
- Allow the engine to fully warm up before driving.
You may not know it, but frequent short trips will eventually take their toll on the life of your exhaust system. If you will be driving for just a short distance, at least allow your engine to fully warm up. Driving without allowing the engine to reach its full operating temperature can cause condensation, which can lead to premature rusting of exhaust components. Warming the engine up lets moisture evaporate first before driving.
- Wash your ride more often during the winter season.
During winter, when roads are usually coated with salt, it would be best if you wash your Titan more often to get rid of salt and rust-causing elements. You should also do frequent car washes if you usually take your truck off-road.