Hanging around with an 18-year-old young man introduces me to a lot of concepts out of my comfort zone.
Like exhaust tips.
Yeah, I didn’t know what exhaust tips were either.
If you’re a motorhead, you’re rolling your eyes right now, but I’m not a motorhead. My stepson is though.
He’s the one who is earning money this summer changing people’s oil at Valvoline Instant Oil Change. And every spare cent from his paychecks is going into his car.
He took a few days off to visit us this weekend, and he made full advantage of his dad’s know-how and tools to improve his exhaust system.
Well, “improve” in his view.
It’s a lot louder, that’s for sure. “It’s insane,” he says, as I recorded a video on his phone for him to send to one of his Valvoline friends.
I’m interested in how my car sounds, too, but I’m usually looking for quieter, not louder, and when it starts popping when I rev it, it’s time to call the mechanic.
Not that I ever rev my engine.
In any case, the tinkering required new exhaust tips. Here’s Cas modeling them:
OK, exhaust tips are not a mansiere. This heretofore-unknown-to me-automobile accessory is the showy end of an auto’s exhaust system. On his car, they come in pairs.
They’re insane all right.