Why Did the Muffler Quit the Car Business?

November 15, 2023

A muffler is a device that tames the noise produced by a car’s exhaust system. It sits at the back of the vehicle, and it’s responsible for diminishing the loud sounds created by the engine.

Aside from being used to reduce engine noise, mufflers are also used to control emissions from cars. They are an important part of the exhaust system, and it’s not legal to drive your car on the road without one. However, many drivers are looking for loopholes to get around the law by modifying their exhaust systems and bypassing their mufflers.

Most of the time, when you hear the term “muffler,” it’s associated with a company. Monro Muffler Brake Inc is a Rochester-based car care chain that operates more than 1,000 stores across the country. It owns the Midas Muffler brand, as well as Tire Warehouse, Autotire, Ken Towery, Tread Quarters, and Mr. Tire. It even expanded into Florida this month with 35 Tire Choice stores.


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