Car Exhaust System Components- A brief outlook @ PartsAvatar Auto Body Parts.

Explore your car’s exhaust system and replace your car exhaust parts for better mileage and engine performance.

For your safety as well as for environment’s safety from harmful pollutants its better to upgrade your car’s exhaust system. The better mileage and strong engine performance are ensured by healthy exhaust system itself.

It is very important to maintain and replace car parts for its better and enhanced driveability. You must know why is exhaust system so important? 

The car’s combustion chamber produces harmful gases while burning fuel and air mixture in order to run the car. Whose job is that to eliminate these gases and only let the less harmful gases exit the tail pipe? If your gas mileage had been degrading rapidly or you have been visiting the fuel station way too much, then you must get your car’s exhaust system checked! You might end up damaging potential car parts in case you ignore your car’s exhaust system as every auto part is connected to other crucial auto parts.

Lets look at some of the main exhaust parts and don’t forget to place your order for auto body parts as we have the best in aftermarket online auto parts industry!

Exhaust manifold
The exhaust manifold is a crucial part of car’s exhaust system that attaches to the cylinder on the head of the engine. While each cylinder feeds on its own pipe, the pipes come together at a single spot- this is a place that leads to the header and the head pipes. 

This manifold could be made up of steel, aluminum, stainless steel or cast iron.
While trying to find new exhaust manifolds, you must know the size of your engine as it determines the how many manifolds can be connected to the engine. So, make sure to follow owner’s manual or check engine size before buying one.

Oxygen sensors
The oxygen sensor is positioned in the exhaust pipe and can detect rich or lean mixture. The engine’s computer looks at the voltage to determine if the mixture is rich or lean and adjusts the amount of fuel entering the engine accordingly.

Why does engine need oxygen sensor? The reason is simple. It is because the amount of oxygen that the engine can pull it depends upon altitude, temperature of air, engine temperature, barometric pressure and load on the engine etc.
When the oxygen sensor fails, computer of your car wont be able to detect rich or lean air fuel mixture so it ends up guessing poorly what and how much amount of fuel is to be added with air for the car to run.

The oxygen sensor is mounted on the exhaust manifold. Make sure to replace oxygen sensors if they go bad!

If you want to get rid of annoying noise, then it is must to install car muffler. The engine runs more quietly with mufflers. The combustion process is a series of explosions that create a lot of noise so mufflers mostly use baffles to bounce the exhaust around dissipating energy and quieting the noise.

But one thing is to be noted that the more exhaust manifolds your engine has, the more mufflers you will need. PartsAvatar has a good range of car mufflers. Get rid of that noise and install good quality mufflers today.

Catalytic converter
Catalytic converter is considered as one of the most expensive or almost most expensive auto part which would definitely make your car suffer a lot if not changed on time.

Catalytic converter contains expensive metals like palladium, platinum that convert harmful carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons emitted by combustion chamber of the engine into lesser harmful nitrogen oxides into the air.
The palladium and platinum chemically react when they meet any of the fumes named above. The converter then changes the fumes to their relatively harmless forms- carbon dioxide, water vapours and nitrogen!

You can also select our range of direct fit catalytic converters that are affordable as compared to expensive catalytic converters. You can also choose to buy your manufacturer’s suggested OEM catalytic converter.

Exhaust pipes

The exhaust pipes carry the gas through out your tailpipe. Accelerating your ride wont do much good if your exhaust pipe has hole in it. For better fuel economy, noise reduction and performance of your car, its important to replace damaged exhaust pipes.
Aluminized steel has better corrosion resistance than plain steel but not better than stainless steel. It is cheaper than the stainless steel as it lasts longer because of its anti corrosive properties.

Car headers are important aftermarket accessories that can serve as a replacement for exhaust manifold. The goal of headers is to make it easier for the engine to push exhaust gases out of the cylinders. This eliminates the exhaust manifold’s back pressure in which each cylinder gets its own exhaust pipe. It can help reduce heat output within the engine block.

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PartsAvatar Auto Parts wishes you a Holy Good Friday and Happy Easter!! Know how to nail down a car deal on this day!!

If you are waiting to pull the trigger on your next new car, use Good Friday to negotiate with dealers. Check it out at PartsAvatar Auto Parts!!

If you are going to fight the busiest shopping day of the season, you must follow some rules for negotiations.

Have a Holy Good Friday
Good Friday is a day of mourning and quiet prayer among many Christians. Some Christians observe a partial fast on Good Friday and do not eat any meat.

Good Friday is observed on Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering and death on the cross of the lord Jesus Christ.

Good Friday is the day on which Jesus Christ having been betrayed by Judas in the garden of Gethsemane on the night of Holy Thursday, tried before the Sanhedrin and was sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate was crucified for all sins of mankind. In churches, a series of intercessory prayers are offered and faithful venerate the cross by coming forward and kissing it.

The service on Good Friday is particularly solemn; organ is not played and all vestments are red or black. The service is held between hours of noon and 3 p.m. local time. 3 p.m. is the time when Jesus died on the cross.

Christians around the world mark holy week in different ways.
In London, a re- enactment of the passion of Jesus Christ is performed at Trafalgar square and is performed by winter shall prayers.

Christian pilgrims light candles inside the Holy Sepulchre during Good Friday. Pilgrims carry wooden cross along the way of suffering during Good Friday procession.

In Vatican, Pope Francis lies down in prayer during the Good Friday passion of Christ mass inside St. Peter’s Basilica.

In ceska Lipa, Czech Republic and Spain, a re- enactment of passion of Christ is performed by actors. In ferrol, Spain penitents take part in the procession of the Santo Encuentro (Holy meeting) as part of Good Friday celebrations.

In the catholic country of Ireland, it is prohibited to sell alcohol on the Good Friday, banks and public institutions become closed however it is not the public holiday.
Radios and TV stations in New Zealand are not allowed to play any commercial content at all on Good Friday or they get fined.

Many part of Germany ban dancing on Good Friday. In Philippines, people re-enact the crucifixion of Good Friday by actually nailing volunteers to a cross.

Negotiating tips for best Black Friday car deal!!
If you are car shopping during black Friday, we have got a game plan that will help you in getting the best deal.

Start Early
Online retailers regularly update prices throughout their event. Check the dealership inventory online. Book and have your vehicle picked put ahead of time. It won’t be bad to keep more than one choice. If by any chance your car is not available, you can go for other choice.

Try to arrive early, this way you won’t have to wait much.

Review the offers carefully.
You will need to check out the specials being offered in the weeks leading up to black Friday. It will help you judge how good the offer is. Review the ads carefully as dealerships will offer crazy deals and the time before you see details is before you head out to make a deal.

You can demand or ask for few price quotes from the dealerships in advance.

Do your Homework!
Have all your paperwork ready to go before you hit the dealership. Bring your driving licence, auto insurance proof and your method of payment with you. If you have got a trade in, bring in its corresponding paperwork. We suggest you to be prepared because many businesses will be closed on black Friday. So, don’t call for trouble.

Have your financing in hand before you get to the dealership.

Know the rules for the perks.
Dealerships offer televisions, I pad or other gift hampers to go along with the vehicle purchase. Clarify ahead of time if you will be getting any gift when you buy the car or if not, when would it arrive at your doorsteps?

Be patient with the sales process.

Check and compare prices.
Even though you are getting discount on black Friday, but it won’t be bad if you compare prices before hand. This way you will know exactly how much you are saving on your car deal. Chances are high that car prices will hit rock bottom during this time.
You can check online for the average price paid on the vehicle you have selected. You can confidently buy the car if the price offered by dealer is well below that.

Check the website for extra special deals
Not all car makers or all dealerships offer crazy black Friday deals. For this, you will have to regularly check the dealership website for any new offer and don’t forget o go through their incentives and rebate page.

You can visit your dealership to know what black Friday specials you can expect.

Black Friday is a day geared for buying not browsing!
Don’t go window shopping on black Friday. You wouldn’t pick that day to go window shopping at Wal-Mart and starting your car shopping on a black Friday would be a mistake too!

Remember, it’s not a deal if you can’t afford it!
A lot of car buyers end up with bad deals and payments are not appropriate for their budget. Don’t get caught up in monthly payment game because you are responsible for your own finances. Using loan calculator apps like free auto loan calculator, you can easily know what you can afford so you can spend wisely.

Get a pre approved loan as they give you the power to be a cash buyer and leverage against the dealer to get you the best APR.

Be ready for unexpected offers on this day and adjust to the changing situations especially if the offer is in your favour. Black Friday is not only day of best car deal and many offers are given at the end of the month. So, keep updated.

Don’t follow the herd. Shop Smart!

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Whether you are an Auto –Enthusiast or looking for a fun outing, why not visit the Vancouver International auto show ??Take a look!

Do you like to look at shiny things? Or love to explore latest cars in the auto market? See something new! The Vancouver Auto show is going to be full of excitement!! – Brought to you by PartsAvatar Replacement Auto Parts.

Need help planning your visit to the Auto Show? Supercharge yourself with the Vancouver international auto show which is an exciting, family friendly event and take in the excitement of the city.
In the mean time, why not have a look at the highlights of 2017 Vancouver auto show!

Rare Ferrari Race on display
Ferrari racer of 1960s was the most expensive car of Vancouver international auto show 2017. Its estimated value is said to be US$14 million. So, if you ask someone what do you get in a $14M car these days, they’ll say simple mechanics and a room enough to pack one kid at a time.

This car was sold to a doctor whom Ferrari knew and enjoyed a long racing career, at one point placing second overall in the La V Coppa Sant Ambroeus in Monza, Italy.
The engine is water cooled V12 with a single overhead cam that produces 280 horse power. It’s something that everyone wants to get a glimpse of.

High Performance Supercars
Want to see supercars? Vancouver Auto show is unique because it showcases unique cars on the earth. Well, Ford’s Halo the GT, sat loud and proud for all to see. The halo car is often described as a figure head for a brand.

If Halo is not your thing, don’t worry Ford’s lemans simulator is parked next to it. A colourful mixture of McLaren’s, Lamborghinis, Porches and Ferraris stood proud and even classic cars like 1960 Ferrari and 1957 Maserati gave them tough competition for viewer’s attention.

The exotics are always crowd favourites. Every year Auto giants like Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus, Porsche, Aston Martin and Bentley present string of exotic cars and car enthusiasts just immerse in their amazing world.

The supercars that the auto show showcases every year feature an interior treatment and subtle design details that cannot be missed. So, before you regret not going there, do a pre booking for tickets!!

Debut of Subaru, KIA and Mini country man CUV
Kia demonstrated its commitment to design and quality with the regional debut of all new 2018 Kia Stinger at Vancouver auto show. The stinger is company’s first AWD sedan and the highest performance production vehicle ever.
With an estimated 365HP and 376 Lb ft torque, the powerful nod to the classic gran turismos of the past will redefine the Kia brand.

Subaru has also unveiled its concept car VIZIV-7 concept at auto show. This 3 row midsize SUV foreshadows a new addition to Subaru line-up in 2018. Visitors can get their nails painted the same spectacular blue as the Avista concept car at the booth.
Mini Countryman CUV also made its debut at Vancouver auto show 2017. The car included a novel bench seat that swings out of the cargo area to offer a comfortable seating area for tailgate picnics.

Ford wasn’t behind. It showcased its latest Mustang, the all terrain Baja busting Raptor and the latest F150, complete with 10 speed transmission!

2018 Lexus LS 500H and 2018 BMW M550i and Range Rover Velar’s Debut!

The lower mainland’s reputation for being a proponent of green living is why Lexus chose to reveal the hybrid variant of its next- generation flagship LS sedan here.
Utilizing the Lexus Multi Stage hybrid system also found in other models like the LC 500H the power train is made up of 3.5L V6 gasoline engine, two electric motors and a 10 speed transmission and produces 354 HP.

BMW has rolled out its initial M performance version of latest 5 series Sedan. It features 4.4L twin power Turbo eight cylinders motor churning out 455HP and 480 Lb ft Torque with eight speed transmission and rear biased X- drive intelligent all wheel drive making it the fastest 5 series ever.

Range rover Velar and Lexus were the two vehicles from North America that made their debut at the auto show. The range rover velar is a brand new model of Land rover and is a midsized SUV with advanced aerodynamics and style, but also the perfect mix of off road prowess and dynamic road dynamics.

Seeing the car in person really reinforces how much attention the company has paid to the reductionism design aspect of the vehicle, from the hidden door handles to the perfectly rounded curvature of the bumpers.

The iconic custom cars

A small display of custom cars populated the upper halls including full size renditions of hot wheels- the bone shaker and darth Vader helmet car.

The Bone shaker is complete with a skull face piece and hands gripping the headlights; a skull topped spine shifter and crossbones steering wheel. This scary hot wheel produces 402HP with 350Lb ft torque.

Known for showcasing the world’s most amazing custom cars, trucks and bikes, the monster energy DUB show tour has developed an international reputation as the home of coolest aftermarket vehicles in the world.

Hybrids and Electric cars
Vancouver auto show gives opportunity to drivers to take a test drive of their favourite vehicle. Every year, drivers get a chance to get behind the wheels of a new plug in electric car from auto giants like Lexus, Nissan, Toyota, Ford etc.

There are two test drive locations- electric vehicle experience test drive located at lower level of Vancouver convention centre west and Toyota Lexus Hybrid ride and drive located at Thurlow entrance to the auto show.

Licensed drivers under this electric ride and drive program are given opportunity to test drive industry’s most popular green vehicles. In 2017, green vehicles introduced were new Chevrolet Bolt, BMW X5 40e and the Chrysler Pacifica plug in Hybrid.
Toyota, Lexus vehicles also wait for you to take them for a drive.

These were the highlights of 2017’s Vancouver auto show. There is more to see this year. You can expect much more fun and excitement there. And why not, after all, Vancouver hosts Canada’s third largest auto show every year! But, don’t forget to check their official website !

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From cooking classes to Parades, Partsavatar rounds up some of the best festivities happening across Canada on St. Patrick’s Day!!

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, now is a good time to go green and get into the Irish spirit! Get your fix of Irish fun at the best venues across Canada!! – Brought to you by PartsAvatar Auto Parts.

It’s an excuse for most of the people to drink and dye under the sun green on this day. But before we list the perfect destinations, why not brush up on your St. Patrick’s Day knowledge??

St. Patrick’s Day marks the death of St. Patrick of Ireland, the most celebrated patron saint. It is a public holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador. St. Patrick is said to have played a pivotal role in converting the inhabitants of Ireland to Christianity and in riding the island of snakes.

In Canada, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations were brought by Irish immigrants. Now let’s read some interesting stuff about this day.

St. Patrick wasn’t Irish!!
This day had been celebrated by the Irish for over 1000 years. Though, St. Patrick was actually born in roman Britain. He was brought to Ireland as a slave.

It should be blue not Green!!
The color associated with St. Patrick is actually blue, not green. But since he preached the trinity and shamrock is a symbol of that we wear green.

Ireland never had snakes to begin with!!
It is said that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. It is totally untrue, as Ireland never had snakes. It is also thought that the snakes represented the pagans with whom St. Patrick had some issue.

Nobody knows where St. Patrick is buried.
We often read that St. Patrick was buried in the town of Downpatrick, county down. But no one is sure about that!!
You have filled your head with enough information, so let’s get back to the festivities. Don’t worry, you can freely choose, because Canada won’t disappoint you!

Taste Irish whiskey in Crowfoot Wines and Spirits at Calgary!
Crowfoot wines and spirits is famous for hosting St. Patrick Irish whiskey festival. Want to have experience of Irish whiskey and beer combined with mouth watering Irish cuisine? Don’t forget to visit then.

Calgary’s fun doesn’t stop here. You can join Irish cooking classes which include lessons, light lunch and recipes to take home. Impress your Irish friends by making Irish pudding, green salad drizzled in beer mustard vinaigrette.

The Irish cultural centre also organizes family friendly event which includes Irish music, Irish dancing and plenty of Irish cuisine and drinks.

Ottawa has tons of festivities on this day!!
Pubs in Ottawa awash in green on St. Patrick’s Day. The Irish society of Ottawa hosts Irish festival at Ottawa senators’ hockey game. Don’t forget the grand parade. The after party includes Irish dancing lessons and Irish inspired cuisines.

Go for a $6 breakfast at St. Brigid’s centre for the Arts, complete with live Celtic music and dancers on this day.

Toronto’s St. Patrick events are not to be missed!!

Party it up inside the awesome lake side Amsterdam brew house, Ontario’s largest craft brewery. You can enjoy live performances by famous bands, video DJ battles and free pancake breakfast in the morning. You can’t say “no” to live music with complementary pancakes, can you?

Enjoy ultimate st.patrick’s weekend at the parade after party hosted by Drake hotel and indie 88. No reservations are required for this.
If you want to go crazy with Irish music and dance, Mc. Veigh’s, Ceilli cottage and Dora Keogh are seriously Irish.

Motown party is a network of soul music events that happens in over 7 cities monthly. So, don’t forget to visit the Studio bar to enjoy Patrick’s day in true motown style.

Book a table in advance to celebrate in Victoria’s Pubs!!

On this day, Victoria comes alive with Irish spirit. Whether you prefer to spend time with nature, or pretend that you are in Ireland, Victoria will not disappoint you!

Irish times pub is named as one of the top Irish bars outside Ireland. This traditional pub not only serves mouth watering house made Irish comfort food and drinks, but it also serves live Irish music every single night.

Get out in nature and experience the greenish day possible with hike or walk through Victoria’s parks or gardens.

For an enchanting afternoon tea experience, head over to the London tube restaurant where you will be transported to Alice’s world.

Explore the local food and craft drink scene at Saskatoon!!

It’s not a holiday here buy Patrick’s day continues to gain momentum as a reason to celebrate and don the colour green. Irish pubs in Saskatoon are said to be busiest on this day.

On this day, drop by their new location of free vodka tour and learn to make themed cocktails and munch on charcuterie boards.

Celebrate the Irish culture in Quebec!!
As the city of Quebec has had strong ties with Irish culture, they proudly host St. Patrick day’s festivities every year.
First join the festivities at the Festibière fête la St-Patrick. It is a three day celebration showcasing Irish culture, micro breweries, cider houses and restaurants at the Pavilion du Commerce.
The annual day parade called Defile de la Saint-Patrick de Québec means more than green beer and celebrating a saint for montrealers. Crowd gathers around for after party at Pub Saint Patrick for its famous scotch, Irish and Quebec beer with Irish music.
Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day parade showcases three hour caravan of colorful floats, marching bands, performers and revelers march along Sainte Catherine Street on the first Sunday after March 17.

Keltic landing in Vancouver!!
Immerse in Celtic world for two days in Keltic landing. Get gussied up for the shamrock ball, a celebration of Celtic traditions through music and lively Irish dance. Don your kilt and groove to bagpipes and fiddlers at Tartan pride on day two.

There are many more places in the world that go green on this day. For example New York hosts world’s oldest and largest paddy day’s parade. A boat race is organized on this day in Barcelona, Spain. After competition, the party includes Irish food, dance and music.

Every year, the Chicago River in Chicago is dyed emerald green. So, now it’s your turn to go green this Patrick’s day.

PartsAvatar community wishes Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Here are the Eye Opening facts you need to know about Daylight Savings Time before you spring forward!!

Get ready to “spring forward” as people in North America lose an hour of sleep in the early morning! Learn more about DST’s origins and interesting facts related to it here. – Brought to you by PartsAvatar Canada.

Daylight savings time system is followed in mostly North American and European countries. But why are we bound to it? Who disrupted our daily life for one day or two? Read the facts and find your answer!

Modern Time was invented in Ancient Egypt
The ancient Egyptians were the first or one of the first ancient civilizations to divide a day into sections, so they could tell what time it was. They divided the day into two 10 hour segments. They then added one hour at each end of the 10 hours, one for dawn and one for the twilight. Thus, they created 24 hour standard system.
But the credit of division of an hour goes to the Babylonians. They used sexagesimal (counting in 60s) system which was derived from their predecessors- the Sumerians who used it in 3500 B.C.

Later ancient Greco- Egyptian mathematician Claudius Ptolemy divided the hour further into seconds. However it was until 16th century that mechanical clocks were invented and modern timekeeping was born.

Ancient Romans practised DST!
Ancient Romans were familiar with hours and minutes but not with seconds. They did not fix their schedules to the clock the way we do today, but they did adjust their schedules according to the sun.

During summers, they used to divide daylight into twelve hours regardless of daytime, so that each daylight hour was longer during summer. Unlike Egyptians who used Shadow clocks to trace time, the ancient Romans used Water clocks.
To adjust with DST, Romans would use water clocks of different amounts for different months of year.

Benjamin Franklin gave the Idea of DST
In 1784, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to the editor of journal of Paris. He outlined the need to align the clock according to sun set and sun set. The essay was meant to be a joke. He further suggested that Parisians could save on the cost of candles if they got out of bed earlier in the morning.

It is said that he got this idea after riding his horse one summer morning and noticing how many blinds were still down, which was pointing towards the wastage of sunlight.

DST became mandatory during WWI

During World War 1, in order to save coal for war efforts, Germany and several other European countries enforced the DST system. They believed DST was a way of reducing the use of electricity. But it is still controversial as there is hardly any proof that says that DST saves or reduces electricity.
After World War II, a lot of chaos was caused in America as some cities refused to stick with DST. Then 1966, the uniform time act was enforced which standardised DST from last Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.

Different times for different countries
Not everyone changes the clock on same date. Even in Canada, many provinces don’t follow DST. Israel usually changes the clock on the last Sunday in October.
Brazil on the other hand changes its time on third Saturday in October.

More time for Trick or Treat!

DST is a blessing for candy makers. Longer amount of daylight in the fall means more time for kids to go trick or treating on Halloween. Candy makers enjoy their sales as kids get extra hour of daylight to collect candy.

Barbeque industry also has a lot of stake. In 1986, when U.S. added extra month of DST, it was worth $100M in extra sales of grills and charcoal briquettes.

Everyone won’t be on time!
People often get confused during DST. They forget to either fall back or spring forward. So it eventually results in them getting late or coming early at their workplace.

Alert! Exam Scores can be Messed
It’s a warning for high school students or teenagers preparing for entrance exams. The change of time can mess up sleep schedules of teens causing them to perform poorly on college exams. SAT tests are administered after DST. So beware!

Health problems and accidents increase
Lack of sleep can have unfortunate effects. A Swedish study reveals the risk of having heart attacks increases in first three weekdays after switching to springing forward.
Losing one hour of afternoon daylight after setting the clocks back to standard time can trigger mental illness, including bipolar disorder and seasonal effective disorder also called winter depression.

Subtle changes in sleep patterns and circadian rhythms can alter human alertness which can cause fatal car accidents.

People who work at physically taxing jobs such as miners have been shown to experience more frequent and severe workplace injuries at the onset of daylight saving time in the spring.
The researches attribute the injuries to lack of sleep, which might explain why the same effect did not pop up in the fall when workers gained an hour of sleep.

Longer cyber loafing
Cyber loafing is a slang word for surfing for entertainment during work hours. It can cause the companies thousands of salary wages flushed down the internet tube.
Lack of workday motivation and focus caused due to lack of sleep in the spring may cause this increase.

People want it repealed
DST favouring folks often argue that DST is energy conserving, promotes outdoor leisure activity during summer nights, which helps in psychological health and reduces accidents. Urban people usually support DST.

But according to farmers living in the rural areas, the natural biorhythm of animals and humans is disrupted by this system. National geographic argues that actual energy savings benefits are inconclusive.

Don’t become victim of DST change. Just remember

Spring: forward

Fall: back.

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