Why Use A Performance Exhaust System?

Why Use A Performance Exhaust System?

 
There are several reasons to go with a performance exhaust system.
 
1) A performance exhaust can have a great sound to it. If you are a person who is into the sound of performance exhausts you know exactly what we mean. If you are curious head on over to your youtube page and check out some sound clips.  We also have ways to increase performance with minimal sound increases.
 
2) A performance exhaust, when driven gently, will actually increase your overall fuel mileage. 
 
3) A performance exhaust, last but not least, also gives you a horsepower/torque gain from your motor. 
  

The performance brands we carry are Borla, Flowmaster, and Magnaflow and we stock mufflers to fit almost every vehicle.   


A performance exhaust can be installed on just about any vehicle. At Lou’s Custom Exhaust in Hanover, Hyannis, Quincy, Westport, and Plymouth.  We will let you choose from a variety of mufflers that are on hand as well as a variety of stainless steel tips. We carry aluminized piping as well as stainless steel. Everything is welded together, double checked for leaks, and comes with a full 2 year parts/labor warranty. 
 

Hanover 781-829-4900
Hyannis  508-771-2500
Plymouth 508-746-3500
Quincy  617-773-6500
Westport 508-646-1500


 

Is Your Car Winter Ready?

Is your Car Ready For the Winter? 
 

 With the winter season quickly approaching the time to get your vehicle ready for the cold months will be upon us before we know it. With every vehicle there are numerous things to keep in mind when winterizing, such as your exhaust, brakes, battery, tires, cooling system, and oil. With that in mind, here's some advice on what to think about when you're getting your car ready for another season of cold. 
 
Brakes:
 
A VERY important item for the winter. If your brakes are wearing out parts of your ABS (anti-lock braking) system may not be working properly. This can cause dangerous conditions in the snow. We do free brake estimates at Lou's so we are the best place to come to find out if you need work or not. Our repair prices are highly competetive on braking systems 
 
Exhaust:
 
I know some of you are reading this and saying "What does my exhaust have to do with driving in the winter?" Normally the exhaust isn't an issue but if for some reason you get stranded out in the cold and the snow with only your car to keep you warm an exhaust leak will all of a sudden become very noticeable. You don't want to be in a bad situation and not be able to run your car for heat due to an exhaust leak so come on in to any Lou's location for a free exhaust inspection. 
 
Tires: 
 
As the only part of your car that actually touches the road, making sure that your tires are ready for the winter season is probably the first and most important thing to take into account when winterizing your vehicle. While making sure that your tires are rotated and aligned is important, checking the tread on your tires is probably the first thing that should be checked on your new and used cars. 
 
If getting your car to your local car dealership isn't a viable option, then an easy way to check the tread on your tires is to take a penny and insert it into the most worn section of your tired tread. If you are able to see Mr. Lincoln's head, then it's time to get your tires replaced, preferably before there's snow on the ground. Depending on the region you live in, then checking the tread on your tires might not be enough, and you may need snow tires to make it through the winter. Figure out which option will best suit your needs and make sure that you have everything taken care of before the first flakes of snow fall. 
 
Getting your tires checked out is easily the simplest and most important thing you can do to make sure that your care is ready for the winter season...but it's not the only thing.

At Lou's we can check your tread, check your tire pressures, rotate your tires, and check your braking system too. 
 
Cooling System: 
 
Ok, with winter on its way it seems counter-productive to be thinking of your cooling system, but your cooling system is also what houses your anti-freeze, which is very important to making it through this winter. While you should change out the anti-freeze in your car every two years, it's always a good idea to have it checked before the start of every winter. Swinging by any Lou's Custom Exhaust location is a quick way to have your anti-freeze levels checked and make sure that you won't have to worry about your car freezing up. 
 
With having your anti-freeze checked, it's not a bad idea to pour one of many anti-freezing chemicals that are designed for your fuel lines. This can help to prevent any moisture that's in your fuel line from freezing up and preventing your car from starting or damaging the fuel lines which can add up to costly repairs. 
 
Battery:
 
Make sure that your battery's terminals are clean and tight, ensuring a good connection for your electrical systems. Getting the charge checked on your battery before the bad weather hits is a good way to make sure that you won't have to have your care jumped in three feet of snow. 
 
We can clean your terminals at Lou's and get replacement batteries for you if your battery has been getting weak. 
 
Heater and Defroster:
 
Make sure that your heater and defroster work before the winter hits. Not only is this important for your own comfort inside of the car, but it's important for ensuring that you'll have good visibility through your windows. 
 
Emergency Kit:
 
If you don't already have an emergency bad weather kit in your car, now is a good time to make one. A warm blanket, jumper cables, an ice scraper, de-icer, rock salt or sand, a tire inflator, a flashlight, and a few snacks are essential parts to any snow emergency kit. If you already have one, check to make sure that everything in there is still in good shape and easily accessible. If for some reason you do have car troubles and are stranded you'll want these things to help make it until help arrives. 
 
Getting your car ready for the winter season doesn't have to take long, but not getting it done can cost you a lot of money when you have to get these things repaired in the middle of the winter season or when you're forced to buy a new car after your current vehicle is damaged beyond repair. Save yourself some time, money, and protect your safety by getting your car checked out for free at Lou’s and ready for the winter season as soon as possible. 

Hyannis    508-771-2500

Plymouth  508-746-3500

Quincy      617-773-6500

Westport   508-646-1500

Flowmaster Mufflers

Flowmaster Mufflers

Looking to get an aggressive muscle car sound from your car or truck? Look no further than the king of loud, Flowmaster mufflers! Flowmaster mufflers got their start in the racing scene and have been around for  over 30 years.
  
Flowmaster mufflers are a chambered muffler and can range from mild to wild for whichever application you may need! The most popular is the 40 series muffler which is a dual chambered muffler that provides an aggressive sound. Our shops only stock the 409 stainless steel Flowmasters as opposed to the aluminized steel Flowmasters that almost all other shops use. The technology designed by the exhaust scientists at Flowmaster is called the “power chamber” which is a chamber that creates a negative pressure that is used to increase horsepower, torque, and fuel mileage. These mufflers also use baffles to separate and recombine sound and pressure waves for an aggressive exhaust note. 

Flowmaster, by many, is considered to be the original performance muffler and is often used by owners of classic cars, hot rods, firebirds and mustangs to name a few. What if you don’t have a muscle car or a hot road and you have a truck? Good news! Flowmaster also makes mufflers for applications on trucks! The very popular 40 series muffler that produces an aggressive tone and the somewhat quieter 50 series are available in a single inlet and single outlet design to be used with your factory exhaust or for most truck owners that want that dual exhaust they offer single inlet dual outlet design. Using the dual outlet version of either muffler allows us the ability to build you your dual exhaust system however you want it. But what if the 40 series isn't loud enough for you? Well you've got good news again! For those who want their vehicle loud and proud and to set off car alarms the offer a single chamber 10 series!
 
If you like that classic muscle car sound or an aggressive exhaust note Flowmaster is for you and available for installation at Lou’s Muffler and Brake of Hyannis, Plymouth, Quincy, and Westport!

Hyannis 508-771-2500
Plymouth 508-746-3500
Quincy 617-773-6500
Westport 508-646-1500


Is Your Car Ready To Go Back To School?

How Can I Be Sure My Car, or My Child's Car is Ready For the School Year?


School season is back! Its time to start thinking about if your car, or your child's car, is ready for the school year before they go! But how do you know if your car is ready? Easy, bring it to us at Lou’s for a free inspection and readiness check! 
 
What is involved? 
 
With every vehicle there are numerous things to keep in mind when inspecting, such as your exhaust, brakes, battery, tires, cooling system, and oil. With that in mind, here's some advice on what to think about when you're getting your car ready for another season of cold. 
 
Brakes 
 
A VERY important item for any season and any car. If your brakes are wearing out parts of your ABS (anti-lock braking) system may not be working properly. This can cause dangerous conditions in the snow. We do free brake estimates at Lou's so we are the best place to come to find out if you need work or not. Our repair prices are highly competetive on braking systems 
 
Exhaust 
 
I know some of you are reading this and saying "What does my exhaust have to do with being safe going back to school?" Normally the exhaust isn't an issue.  However, if for some reason you get stranded out in the cold and the snow with only your car to keep you warm an exhaust leak will all of a sudden become very noticeable. You don't want to be in a bad situation and not be able to run your car for heat due to an exhaust leak so come on in to any Lou's location for a free exhaust inspection. 
 
Tires 
 
As the only part of your car that actually touches the road, making sure that your tires are good is probably the first and most important thing to take into account when inspecting your vehicle. While making sure that your tires are rotated and aligned is important, checking the tread on your tires is probably the first thing that should be checked on your new and used cars. 
 
If getting your car to your local Lou's isn't a viable option, then an easy way to check the tread on your tires is to take a penny and insert it into the most worn section of your tired tread. If you are able to see Mr. Lincoln's head, then it's time to get your tires replaced, preferably before there's snow on the ground. Depending on the region you live in, then checking the tread on your tires might not be enough, and you may need snow tires to make it through the winter. Figure out which option will best suit your needs and make sure that you have everything taken care of before the first flakes of snow fall. 
 
At Lou's we can check your tread, check your tire pressures, rotate your tires, and check your braking system too. We have local shops whom install tires if we find you should do so! 
 
Cooling System 
 
We know that with winter on its way it seems counter-productive to be thinking of your cooling system, but your cooling system is also what houses your anti-freeze, which is very important to making it through this winter. While you should change out the anti-freeze in your car every two years, it's always a good idea to have it checked before the start of every winter. Swinging by any Lou's Custom Exhaust location is a quick way to have your anti-freeze levels checked and make sure that you won't have to worry about your car freezing up. 
 
Things to check are fluid level, condition, and mixutre of water/coolant. Too much water in the water/coolant ratio could cause freezing and internal engine damage! 
 
With having your anti-freeze checked, it's not a bad idea to pour one of many anti-freezing chemicals that are designed for your fuel lines. This can help to prevent any moisture that's in your fuel line from freezing up and preventing your car from starting or damaging the fuel lines which can add up to costly repairs. 
 
Battery 
 
Make sure that your battery's terminals are clean and tight, ensuring a good connection for your electrical systems. Getting the charge checked on your battery before going off to school is a good way to make sure that you won't have to have your care jumped at the worst time. 
 
We can clean your terminals at Lou's and get replacement batteries for you if your battery has been getting weak. 
 
Heater and Defroster 
 
Make sure that your heater and defroster work before heading off to school for the winters. Not only is this important for your own comfort inside of the car, but it's important for ensuring that you'll have good visibility through your windows. 
 
Emergency Kit 
 
If you don't already have an emergency kit in your car, now is a good time to make one or buy one. A warm blanket, jumper cables, an ice scraper, de-icer, rock salt or sand, a tire inflator, a flashlight, and a few snacks are essential parts to any snow emergency kit. If you already have one, check to make sure that everything in there is still in good shape and easily accessible. If for some reason you do have car troubles and are stranded you'll want these things to help make it until help arrives.


Getting your car ready for the school season doesn't have to take long, but not getting it done can cost you a lot of money and stress when you have to get these things repaired in the middle of the winter season. Save yourself some time, money, and protect your safety by coming to one of our locations to get your car checked out and ready for the winter season as soon as possible!

Hyannis  508-771-2500
Plymouth 508-746-3500
Quincy  617-773-6500
Westport 508-646-1500

Why Use Borla Exhaust?

 

Why Is A Borla Exhaust A Good Option?

 
Borla uses aircraft quality T-304 stainless steel on all of there products so you will never need another replacement! 304 stainless steel is the not commonly used for automotive exhausts and it is a high quality stainless steel, is non magnetic, does not get surface rusting like 409 stainless, and can also resist corrosion much better than regular steel. This type of stainless also has a low electrical conductivity rating and a low thermal conductivity rating. Below you can see the difference in materials between a Borla muffler and a stock replacement type muffler that is not made of stainless steel.

Borla's street mufflers use the same technology as their race mufflers offering a high flow straight through design which offers increased horsepower and torque gains from 7-10% and increased fuel economy in normal driving conditions. Because of this design these mufflers also feature less interior noise (resonance) than that of a Flowmaster that uses baffle technology. The sound created by the Borla muffler is a deep mellow tone.

 Based on the technology used to design these mufflers you don't need to use a larger diameter exhaust system to get a louder exhaust this will actually have a reverse effect when using the Borlas. If you were to install a larger pipe size with Borla mufflers you will create the interior drone that these mufflers are designed to lower by the exhaust gasses “bottling up” inside the muffler instead of flowing freely through to the tailpipe to exit quicker. So, if you're looking for the industries “Most Winning Exhaust” on your track or street car swing on by one of our shops in Hyannis, Plymouth, Quincy, and Westport and get the muffler that outlasts the competition and doesn’t need to be replaced!  

Hyannis 508-771-2500
Plymouth 508-746-3500
Quincy 617-773-6500
Westport 508-646-1500

 

Home For Spring Break? Get That Car Looked At!!

Check That Car Over Spring Break!!!

Everyone is home from college for spring break! Its time to start thinking about if your car, or your student's car, is ready for the rest of the school year before they go back! But how do you know if your car is ready? Easy, bring it to us at Lou’s for a free inspection and readiness check! 
 
What is involved? 
 
With every vehicle there are numerous things to keep in mind when inspecting, such as your exhaust, brakes, battery, tires, cooling system, and oil. With that in mind, here's some advice on what to think about when you're getting your car ready for another season of cold. 
 
Brakes 
 
A VERY important item for any season and any car. If your brakes are wearing out parts of your ABS (anti-lock braking) system may not be working properly. This can cause dangerous conditions in the snow. We do free brake estimates at Lou's so we are the best place to come to find out if you need work or not. Our repair prices are highly competetive on braking systems 
 
Exhaust 
 
I know some of you are reading this and saying "What does my exhaust have to do with being safe going back to school?" Normally the exhaust isn't an issue.  However, if for some reason you get stranded out in the cold and the snow with only your car to keep you warm an exhaust leak will all of a sudden become very noticeable. You don't want to be in a bad situation and not be able to run your car for heat due to an exhaust leak so come on in to any Lou's location for a free exhaust inspection. 
 
Tires 
 
As the only part of your car that actually touches the road, making sure that your tires are good is probably the first and most important thing to take into account when inspecting your vehicle. While making sure that your tires are rotated and aligned is important, checking the tread on your tires is probably the first thing that should be checked on your new and used cars. 
 
If getting your car to your local Lou's isn't a viable option, then an easy way to check the tread on your tires is to take a penny and insert it into the most worn section of your tired tread. If you are able to see Mr. Lincoln's head, then it's time to get your tires replaced, preferably before there's snow on the ground. Depending on the region you live in, then checking the tread on your tires might not be enough, and you may need snow tires to make it through the winter. Figure out which option will best suit your needs and make sure that you have everything taken care of before the first flakes of snow fall. 
 
At Lou's we can check your tread, check your tire pressures, rotate your tires, and check your braking system too. We have local shops whom install tires if we find you should do so! 
 
Cooling System 
 
We know that with winter on its way it seems counter-productive to be thinking of your cooling system, but your cooling system is also what houses your anti-freeze, which is very important to making it through this winter. While you should change out the anti-freeze in your car every two years, it's always a good idea to have it checked before the start of every winter. Swinging by any Lou's Custom Exhaust location is a quick way to have your anti-freeze levels checked and make sure that you won't have to worry about your car freezing up. 
 
Things to check are fluid level, condition, and mixutre of water/coolant. Too much water in the water/coolant ratio could cause freezing and internal engine damage! 
 
With having your anti-freeze checked, it's not a bad idea to pour one of many anti-freezing chemicals that are designed for your fuel lines. This can help to prevent any moisture that's in your fuel line from freezing up and preventing your car from starting or damaging the fuel lines which can add up to costly repairs. 
 
Battery 
 
Make sure that your battery's terminals are clean and tight, ensuring a good connection for your electrical systems. Getting the charge checked on your battery before going off to school is a good way to make sure that you won't have to have your care jumped at the worst time. 
 
We can clean your terminals at Lou's and get replacement batteries for you if your battery has been getting weak. 
 
Heater and Defroster 
 
Make sure that your heater and defroster work before heading off to school for the winters. Not only is this important for your own comfort inside of the car, but it's important for ensuring that you'll have good visibility through your windows. 
 
Emergency Kit 
 
If you don't already have an emergency kit in your car, now is a good time to make one or buy one. A warm blanket, jumper cables, an ice scraper, de-icer, rock salt or sand, a tire inflator, a flashlight, and a few snacks are essential parts to any snow emergency kit. If you already have one, check to make sure that everything in there is still in good shape and easily accessible. If for some reason you do have car troubles and are stranded you'll want these things to help make it until help arrives.


Getting your car ready for the school season doesn't have to take long, but not getting it done can cost you a lot of money and stress when you have to get these things repaired in the middle of the winter season. Save yourself some time, money, and protect your safety by coming to one of our locations to get your car checked out and ready for the winter season as soon as possible!