Simply silence: Your Volkswagen Genuine Silencer reduces the noise produced by the combustion cycle to a level that's actually lower than the legal requirement. Find out here how it works and what you can do to make sure it stays that way as long as possible.
There are some things you just can't have enough of. Peace and quiet, for example. That's why Volkswagen Genuine Silencers are particularly efficient when it comes to absorbing exhaust noise – they're 2 decibels quieter than the legal requirement. Thanks to high-quality materials such as stainless steel and efficient protection against rust, they have an especially long service life – despite extreme fluctuations in temperature, engine oscillations, road salt and other environmental factors – allowing you to fully concentrate on the journey ahead. Not only that, you'll also generate less noise pollution
Do the hearing test: Is your Volkswagen unusually loud? Is anything clattering? Do you hear any rattling sounds or a loud humming? But don't stop there – play it safe and have your silencer checked on a regular basis, e.g. during a vehicle check at your Volkswagen Partner.
A defective silencer is harmful and dangerous – for you, for the environment and for others. An increase in noise is stressful for both animals and people, your concentration level suffers and you can't hear warning signals properly.
If exhaust gases simply leave the vehicle unchecked, they can also damage any parts found near the silencer. Parts that have fallen off a vehicle also pose a huge risk to other road users.
It's much better to have an expert change your silencer. Reason: Its suspension has to be both firm and flexible. This will keep it safely in place and enable it to absorb any vibrations. If it's incorrectly installed, vibrations may occur. In the worst-case scenario, these may damage the exhaust system and the underbody of the vehicle.