We can help with all your exhaust needs for your car or machinery whether it be a small weld and repair, or replacing a muffler – we are equipped to do it all.
If you are looking to upgrade your exhaust, one of our specialists can assist you with a full performance kit. Or if you are simply after a note then ATR Automotive can help.
Acquisition of Tidd Brothers
In 2014, The Rae Family Trust under took the acquisition of Tidd Brothers Mufflers and Exhausts. The acquisition brought the synergy of a like minded business which allowed growth to ATR Automotive and expended our offerings in the area of High Performance Exhaust System, while enhancing our existing muffler services.
High Preformance Exhuast Systems
Even when a vehicle is well-made by the manufacturer, there may still be room for some improvements. This is especially true when it comes to horsepower and torque. Your vehicle’s manufacturer may have done a great job creating a safe and functional vehicle, but that doesn’t necessarily mean full optimization of the exhaust system. Installing custom exhaust systems is something that many vehicle owners end up doing.
What does an upgraded exhaust system look like, though? And what are some of the primary benefits of installing one?
Unleash the Power
An aftermarket exhaust system can unleash the full power of your engine. It can provide a quicker, more efficient route for the exhaust gases in your engine to escape, allowing the engine to “breathe” a bit easier. This means that more fuel and air can be burned within the engine and in the process, more power can be created. All in all, an aftermarket performance exhaust system can make for a system that allows the engine to perform at its peak.
Hear the Growl
The main reason to consider an aftermarket exhaust system is this noteworthy improvement in power and performance. Another benefit of an aftermarket performance system is the deepening of the “growl” your acceleration makes. This more aggressive exhaust note is preferred by many vehicle enthusiasts, especially those who prize their vehicle for its horsepower and want an acceleration sound that can match it.
Choosing an Aftermarket Exhaust System
As you consider customizing your vehicle’s exhaust system, there are some key decisions you will have to make. The first is the type of “bend” that is used, which is the actual shape of the system. Most factory-made systems and some aftermarket ones use a “crush bend,” which is actually crimped and can restrict rather than unleash air flow. A mandrel bend, on the other hand, can really open up the route for exhaust gases to travel.
Another decision to consider is the material of the system. Most manufacturers use a mild steel, which can deteriorate over time. Stainless steel and aluminium steel, which are more common in aftermarket systems, can offer significantly improved longevity. In fact, they can often last for the lifetime of the vehicle itself.
Aesthetics are another important consideration. Many custom exhaust systems offer oversized tips and highly polished mufflers, which some drivers will find more aesthetically appealing. Others look perfectly “normal,” but still offer the same performance gains. It’s worth looking at a few different options to determine which style you prefer.
Caring for Your Exhaust System
Whether you are using a high performance exhaust system or the factory-installed one, it is important to have it inspected regularly, and get maintenance performed as needed. Make sure you add this to your routine vehicle maintenance schedule. Here, at ATR Automotive, we can help you with any automotive issues, just fill in our online booking form, drop by, or give us a call to schedule an appointment.