Car Mechanics (UK)
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY A TYPE APPROVED EXHAUST
Considering their importance to our environment, it’s unsurprising that replacement catalytic converters and DPFS must be Type Approved. This ensures that they perform to the same standards to the car manufacturer’s own replacement parts and have been tested independently. Selling a noncompliant part is illegal. While European countries require the remainder of the exhaust system (ie, the pipes and silencers) to be Type Approved, this is not mandatory in the UK.
As fitting a non-type Approved exhaust can result in a significant reduction in efficiency, with higher emissions, a potential MOT test failure and a shorter life expectancy for not only the exhaust but also the engine and other ancillary parts, Klarius is the only UK aftermarket exhaust manufacturer that has its products certified. Doug explains how this is done: “As part of our process, we test and develop our products in line with OE replacement exhausts on real cars in our workshop, including testing vehicles on our onsite test track. Nobody else in the UK does all of this work, because the law does not demand it for UK sales.”