If you own a car, you may be considering replacing the factory exhaust system with a performance exhaust to get a little more performance from the engine. While custom exhausts can be extremely expensive, you can order an exhaust system online from a dealer or manufacturer and save some money in the process. 

Simple Exhaust Upgrades

When you are looking for a new exhaust system online, you will find many options out there for just about any car you drive. A performance car like a Corvette or Mustang will often have more options because they are popular cars. Still, exhaust systems are available for everything from four-cylinder commuter cars to trucks with large V8 engines. 

If you are looking for a better exhaust than the car left the factory with, it is not difficult to find an upgraded exhaust system with more flow and better sound. Complete kits that allow you to install the exhaust at home are available, and often all you need is a space to work in, a few hand tools, and the ability to follow the directions that come with the parts. 

Performance Exhaust Systems

If you are looking for a true performance exhaust system that will help increase the engine's power in your car, you may need to source the parts from a manufacturer that makes systems with high flow pipes, mufflers, and catalytic converters. You can buy these exhaust systems online, but it is crucial that you read the listings closely and call with questions if you have any.

Several large manufacturers offer performance systems with real-world testing and numbers to back up the performance gains for a car like a Chevy Corvette or Mustang. Sticking to these manufacturers is often the best way to ensure that you are getting the one you want when you buy an exhaust system online.

It is critical that any exhaust system you add to your performance car after you buy it is emissions-compliant if you intend to drive the vehicle on public roads, especially if you live in a state that requires emissions testing. Bypassing things like O2 sensors in the system can not only affect the way the car runs, it may cause check engine light activations on the dash. 

Professional Installation

Buying an exhaust system online does not mean that you have to install it yourself. Some auto repair shops will install the kit for you if you bring them the car and the parts, but typically they will tell you that they are not responsible for anything that does not fit right or is faulty in the kit. 

If you do not have a garage or the tools to do the work, buying the kit yourself allows you to select what you want and then have a shop install the parts for the cost of labor. 

To learn more, visit a supplier of Chevy Corvette exhaust systems.