Why You Must Replace Your Flex Repair Pipe

Unfortunately for you, if you have a hole, crack, or tear in your flex pipe you will need to replace the pipe as soon as possible. The good news is, if the rest of your exhaust system is in good condition, that the pipe is all you need to replace it. Below, we dispel a few myths about flex pipe repairs.

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YES, YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THE PIPE

Even if the hole, tear or crack is small, the pipe needs to be replaced. While it might be tempting to try to weld the pipe or fix with a heavy-duty tape, neither will resolve the problem. If you continue to drive with your compromised pipe, you can cause a long list of secondary damages to your exhaust system and transmission.

IT MIGHT SOUND COOL, BUT IT’S NOT WORTH IT

When you have a break in your flex pipe, your car is likely to make a strong roaring sound. While this sound might be appealing, sexy even, it’s simply not worth it. Instead, purchase the parts you need from Muffler Express—your dedicated flex repair pipe wholesaler. If you really want to keep the roaring sound, upgrade your exhaust system to a high-performance system—one that is fully functional, and nice and loud.

FLEX REPAIR PIPES SUPPLIER

The Muffler Express is a flex repair pipes supplier serving Canada and the U.S. While we sell full exhaust systems, we also sell the individual parts that you require—such as flex pipes and mufflers. Parts can be searched by make and model, making it easy to find the quality car parts you require.

Muffler Express sells only high-quality flex repair pipes from trusted manufacturers. Our goal is to provide you with competitively priced car parts, that are designed for optimal performance. Next time you are in need of DIY muffler and exhaust parts, come to Muffler Express first!

Life hacks Car Gadgets Every Driver Should Have

The list of available car gadgets is endless, but there are a few that every driver should seriously consider having on board for their next trips. Some of the gadgets listed below serve an emergency function while others simply make driving and life easier and more convenient.

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SOLO JUMPER CABLES

Almost every driver keeps jumper cables in their car, but jumper cables require the assistance of another driver. While most people will take the time if you ask, what if your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere? Or late at night? Or, what if your car is parked at an odd angle—making it impossible to use your jumper cables? Avoid all those roadblocks, by keeping solo jumper cables in your car.

TIRE REPAIR KIT

Just as with jumper cables, every driver should have a spare tire in their car. While a spare tire is sufficient for changing your tire, it requires you to change your tire—which can be tricky. Even if you have changed a flat tire before, a tire repair kit can speed up the process and get you back on the road. There are a multitude of kits to choose from, so find the one that appeals most to you. A popular choice is the foam inflation kits which temporarily fill the leak. Just as with spare tires, a repair kit is a temporary fix, and your tire will need to be replaced as soon as possible. Also keep in mind that some flat tires will need to be changed regardless. In short, it’ll help you go that extra mile until you can safely fix the situation.

ELECTRONICS CHARGER

While the road certainly needs to be your primary concern while driving, it is inevitable that you will need to you can also buy your car charger of choice. Aim for a universal charger that allows you to charge all of your mobile electronics at the same time.

NAVIGATION

Just as with electronics chargers, navigation comes standard with many cars. If it does not, consider upgrading your car, buying a car GPS, or downloading a navigation app to your mobile phone.

Also consider emergency roadside assistance upgrades such as OnStar or CAA. Because not everyone knows how to repair flex pipes.

The suggestions and gadgets above are designed to improve your overall driving experience, and support your lifestyle. Think of our checklist the next time you go for a ride and see which of the above you have or don’t have. As the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Top 5 Driver Distractions

Driving is an activity that requires your full attention. Even experienced drivers must stay alert. While driving in areas you are familiar may make you feel an increased sense of confidence, over half of all car accidents occur less than 5 miles from home. Many accidents are the result of preventable distracted driving. Below are the 5 most common types of distracted driving.

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Eating While Driving

Between work, family, school, and fun—it is tempting to eat in the car between stops. While it seems as though eating while driving will save some time, eating is a major distraction. Actions such as digging through the to-go bag to find what you ordered, unwrapping food, and balancing food and drinks while driving often leave you more concerned about your food than the road and cars around you. Take the few extra minutes to eat before you hit the road.

Managing Music

Managing music has always been high on the list of driver distractions. From changing radio stations, searching through your iPod, or changing CDs. Even adjusting volume or managing other sound and speaker features can take your eyes off the road. Avoid this distraction by selecting your music before you start driving.

Talking Or Texting On The Phone

Accidents caused by talking and texting while on the road are on the rise around the world. In fact, texting while driving is 6 times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. Studies even find that using hands-free options are still a significant distraction—because drivers are still somewhat focusing on their phones. You can avoid temptation by silencing your phone, or by putting it in your purse or glove box while driving.

Other Passengers

There are multiple ways in which the passengers in your car can be a cause of distraction. From wandering pets, crying babies, fighting siblings, and topics of conversation that are troublesome. While conversations and interaction will occur while driving, set rules and guidelines about volume control, avoid heated topics while driving, ensure pets are in the back seat, and pull over if the kids get too rambunctious.

Grooming

From shaving to applying makeup, or putting the finishing touches on your hair or outfit—grooming while driving is dangerous. It may seem as though you are saving time by grooming on the go, but your attention will be on your appearance—instead of on the road. Instead, bring your grooming supplies with, but wait until you arrive at your destination to finish up.

At Muffler Express, we want you to stay safe on the road. While these 5 driver distractions certainly aren’t the only ones, they are the most common distractions—and ones we often forget are a distraction.