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Buckle up and turn the key on our short quiz about all things automotive, and show us how well you really know cars! From car technology to the automotive industry and even motorsports, even the committed car enthusiast will find a challenge. But whether you’ve spent your life behind the wheel or are still aspiring to your learner’s permit, we think everyone will learn something new.

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1. A shorter exhaust pipe would generally be _______ than a longer one.

Though materials and shape of a car’s exhaust system affect the sound it will make, the most dramatic increase in noise would result in shortening the pipe altogether. That’s why an exhaust leak closer to the engine is louder than one further back—it bypasses more of the car’s whole muffling system.

Though materials and shape of a car’s exhaust system affect the sound it will make, the most dramatic increase in noise would result in shortening the pipe altogether. That’s why an exhaust leak closer to the engine is louder than one further back—it bypasses more of the car’s whole muffling system.

Though materials and shape of a car’s exhaust system affect the sound it will make, the most dramatic increase in noise would result in shortening the pipe altogether. That’s why an exhaust leak closer to the engine is louder than one further back—it bypasses more of the car’s whole muffling system.

Louder

 

Quieter

 

Just as loud. The length of an exhaust pipe has no effect on the noise it makes.

 
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