Car Mechanics (UK)

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY A TYPE AP­PROVED EX­HAUST

- Cars · Tonga · Iceland · Belgium · United Kingdom

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.”

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