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Protection against the hot exhaust - the heat shield on the car

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Heat shields are indispensable in a car. The useful items protect body parts, increasing the life of the protected parts. There are special parts like the Turbo diaper or even that Insulating Wrap, The function is the same for all, they are to protect surrounding parts from the enormous heat release and, in the case of turbo wind, further increase the effectiveness. A normal one as factory Heat shield, also referred to as a heat shield, should protect especially tank, chassis, gearbox and body parts. While the car is in operation, extremely high temperatures develop on the parts mentioned. The high temperatures are generated by hot exhaust gases and can, without heat shield, lead to damage to the car.

Heat shield - protection against exhaust gas

A heat shield is also referred to as a heat sheet or as a heat shield. The item is made of a heat-resistant, thin-machined metal. As a rule, aluminum is used as material for the products. Thanks to the heat-resistant material, the article takes no damage even at high temperatures and protects important body parts and chassis, transmission and tank from high heat. But also for the tailpipes of the sports exhaust system special heat shields are available so that the rear skirt does not melt. More information we have HERE.

Increase the durability of a heat shield

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A heat shield can damage it over time. A certain function or lifetime is not mentioned for the heat shield in the rule. However, it should be replaced if damaged, to avoid damage to the body, tank and chassis. Without heat shield, the vehicle components can overheat, melt or even catch fire. To increase the life of the heat protection, the vehicle underbody should not be damaged by solid objects, such as stones. Avoid driving off-road if you do not have one Underrun protection have blocked. Most private cars are not off-road vehicles, which is why driving off-road can lead to rockfalls on the heat shield around the exhaust system.

What to look for when changing?

A heat shield must be professionally removed and installed. No elements for fixing may be damaged. It is advisable that the heat shield in a workshop is changed because often the dismantling of surrounding components must be made. The painting of the article is not recommended, because the paint must be able to withstand extremely high temperatures. When removing and installing the heat protection, the manufacturer's instructions should be observed.

Heat shield - how does damage occur?

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Damage to the heat protection can occur and must be eliminated. If the heat protection is damaged, then an exchange is usually necessary. A specialist workshop can provide information about a necessary change of the heat shield. It can also break fasteners, for example, if they are mounted incorrectly or with defects. Poor installation usually results in certain parts of the fixture touching the road. The driver can then perceive this by means of noise while driving. If strange noises occur during the journey, then this should definitely be clarified. Furthermore, the heat protection through the years of warm / cold situation suffer fatigue. The heat protection can also be damaged by off-road driving and deforming, for example. As a result, the heat protection can come into contact with exhaust gas components and it can also cause strange noises up to the vehicle fire. If you notice unusual noises coming from the subfloor while driving, you should visit a specialist workshop.

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