The common exhaust wrap myths and facts you didn’t know about!

At Kool Wrap, we are dedicated to delivering only the best heat protection products and heat wraps for any vehicle. We want to help you understand which products are best suited to your needs and your vehicle and have you walking away feeling content with your decision.

The decision making process when it comes to selecting the best exhaust wrap for your vehicle can be made difficult when there are common myths and facts that are circling, that most people are not familiar with.

Here are the top myths and facts about exhaust wraps that you didn’t know before:

  • MYTH: All exhaust wraps are the same for every vehicle.

This is not true. There are a variety of exhaust wraps for different types of vehicles as well as there being different quality exhaust wraps. There are both high and low quality exhaust wraps,and it is all a matter of selecting the right heat wrap through a trustworthy heat protection product company to assist you in making the right choice.

  • FACT: Vehicles can produce different types of heat.

There are three different types of heat that a vehicle can produce. Therefore, you need to select the appropriate heat wrap that works within what type of heat your vehicle is producing.

These are the three types of heat that your vehicle can produce:

Convective: Where one part becomes overheated as it comes into contact with a hot liquid or gas.

Conductive: This is where heat travels from one part to another through direct contact.

Radiant: This is where a hot part in the vehicle radiates heat to another part without directly touching the other part

Seeking the advice from professionals about what type of heat your car produces will assist you with making the decision on what heat protection product will work best for you.

  • MYTH: Intermittent temperatures are the only thing you need to worry about.

This isn’t true. You need to worry about both intermittent temperatures and service temperatures. It is important to consider investing in heat wraps that can withstand not only intermittent heat, but also service/consistent heat from a vehicle. Otherwise, you will have a very low performing exhaust wrap.

At Kool Wrap, we provide you with the best temperature ratings for both intermittent and service heat, and in turn will provide you with the best heat wraps to withstand either heat level.

  • FACT: There are different materials for different types of heat wrap applications

This is fact! There are different types of heat wraps that are made to suit particular applications and uses. Each of these heat wraps are made with different materials to suit the particular need. These include: Basalt, Fibreglass, Stainless steel, Aluminum and Silica.

  • MYTH: Exhaust wraps are only used to enhance the appearance of your car

False! Exhaust wraps main aim is to improve the performance of your car and assist with heat protection. Although they do look appealing, their main purpose is to protect your car from heat, overheating and potential damage that could occur from excessive heat radiation.

  • FACT: You have to always measure the temperature of your car

This is true, measuring your temperatures is very important to ensure that it is at a safe level and to determine what heat wrap can provide the best care and protection for whatever temperature your vehicle is showing to be.

  • MYTH: Heat wraps are bad for exhausts

This is untrue! Heat wraps are specifically designed to protect exhausts from any potential damage that can be caused as a result of overheating, and they also provide protection against any water damage caused by rain.

Kool Wrap are the heat protection professionals. We pride ourselves on providing trustworthy and informative service every single time.

If you would like to learn more about our heat protection products and heat wraps, or would like us to assist with a vehicle heat assessment so we can recommend you to some of our best heat wraps, give us a call on: 0412 548 609, to speak with a member of our friendly team today!

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