Are you taking care of your exhaust?
Keeping your car in great condition with regular maintenance is vital since you rely on it for so many of your daily activities. One aspect of your car maintenance and repair that you can't afford to neglect is your exhaust. Without a properly fitted exhaust, your car cannot legally operate, so when you need to fit a new exhaust, it is important that you get it right. An incorrectly fitted exhaust could lead to a leaking gasket or, even more worrying, the bolts working loose while you are driving down the road.
Holding your exhaust in place
The most effective way to ensure that your exhaust stays exactly where it should be is to use the correct bolts. No doubt you will have ensured that you have purchased the correct exhaust as recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle. Your commitment to quality components needs to extend beyond the large components such as the exhaust to include the head bolts and similar parts that hold everything else together. Using ARP head bolts or a similar high-quality product is the best way to keep your exhaust in place.
Why the bolts matter
You might be inclined to think that all bolts are the same and that as long as you have a good exhaust, it doesn't matter about the bolts. While this type of thinking is common, it forgets an important fact. The premium-grade engineering of ARP head bolts and similar products means that they will have enough tensile strength to withstand the roughest treatment that they could experience on the road. If you choose a cheaper type of bolt, then you might save a little money initially, but there is always the risk that they could snap or work loose while you are driving. The stainless steel or chrome moly construction of premium bolts, such as ARP head bolts, allows them to cope with the heat to which the exhaust will expose them. A lesser bolt could fail after only a short while.
To find out more about how premium-grade bolts, such as ARP head bolts, can help to keep you vehicle running for longer, talk to a local supplier today. They will be pleased to explain the advantages of quality head bolts and show you how they can fitted to your car.
Look for ARP head bolts and similar bolts in shops near you or online to see what's available.