Top 14 muffler manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

In the most difficult conditions, the exhaust system of the car has to work. Hot exhaust gases, passing a winding path through the muffler, condense, forming an acidic environment. Even the most corrosion-resistant steel grades cannot withstand the destructive effects for a long time. However, some modern mufflers can last up to 20 years without failure. It all depends on the quality of the materials used and the design features of the products. When choosing a new exhaust system, experts recommend paying attention to several points.

How to choose a muffler

Material. Depending on the steel grade used in production, the muffler is expensive or cheap, and the service life is long or short.

  1. Aluminized steel is most often used by manufacturers to create exhaust systems for cars. The material resists aggressive environments for a long time, and the cost of the muffler is not much higher than that of a similar product made of black steel. In Europe, aluminized steel has long been the dominant material, with a service life of up to 10 years. A variety is aluzinc, which has similar technical parameters, only it has a darker color, not white (like roofing galvanized).
  2. Stainless steel is used in the manufacture of original mufflers. The service life of such an exhaust system reaches 15-20 years, but the cost of the product will also be very high. Stainless steel mufflers are usually bought by fans of tuned cars or sports cars.
  3. Combined exhaust systems combine visual beauty and affordability. For the manufacture of the pipe protruding from under the body, stainless steel is used, and the remaining parts of the exhaust system are made of aluminized steel.

Design. The durability and efficiency of sound absorption is influenced by the filling of the muffler. It is difficult for a buyer to evaluate the quality of the internal baffle, perforated tubes, sound-absorbing packing. It is important to pay attention to the presence of a second layer of the case, which makes the insulation reliable and durable. For the rest, you will have to rely on the feedback from experienced users. Some manufacturers, in pursuit of a low price, simplify the design. Reducing the volume of the resonator and muffler leads to an increase in the exhaust sound. Such products burn out quickly.

Geometric dimensions. Before going to the store, you should remove the main connection dimensions of the exhaust system. The same car model can be equipped with different mufflers. Even with a slight difference, many problems arise when installing a new part. If you have a smartphone at hand, it will not be difficult to take a photo of the old muffler from different angles.

We have selected 14 best muffler manufacturers for our review. All of them are sold in stores in our country. When allocating seats, the opinion of the expert community and the reviews of Russian motorists were taken into account.

Rating of the best manufacturers of mufflers

Nomination a place Manufacturer rating
The best foreign brands of mufflers 1 Eberspacher 5.0
2 Bosal 4.9
3 WALKER 4.8
4 ARVIN Meritor 4.7
5 AMD 4.6
6 Asso 4.5
The best domestic manufacturers of mufflers 1 Ecris 5.0
2 Atiho 4.9
3 Phobos 4.8
4 Three-B Plus 4.7
5 Auto 63 4.6
6 Muffler 4.5
7 Baksan 4.4
8 VAZL 4.3

The best foreign brands of mufflers

There are many recognized leaders among foreign manufacturers of exhaust systems. It is these brands that the global auto giants prefer when completing their cars on the factory conveyor. Experts have identified several famous brands.

Eberspacher

Rating: 5.0

Eberspacher

The oldest company in Germany is the family company Eberspacher. It was created in 1865 with the aim of producing metal structures for the roof. Experts consider 1931 to be a turning point in the development of the company, when the production of automobile mufflers was mastered. Among the main advantages of the German brand, experts note the high quality of products, long service life, and a wide range. In addition to mufflers, the manufacturer offers air conditioners, autonomous heaters and pre-heaters to motorists. The brand becomes the winner of our rating.

Domestic motorists respectfully speak of Eberspacher mufflers. They have a long service life, effective sound absorption. Of the minuses, only the high price is noted.

Advantages

  • high-quality manufacturing;
  • long service life;
  • rich assortment;
  • effective sound absorption.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Bosal

Rating: 4.9

Bosal

A good combination of quality and price allowed the Belgian Bosal brand to take the second place in our rating. This large company has 31 production sites and four research centers. Among the partners of the firm are such auto giants as GM, VW, Honda, Renault, Volvo, etc. The American concern General Motors has repeatedly awarded the Belgian brand the title “Best Supplier of the Year”. The experts appreciated the well thought-out design of the mufflers. In addition to the protective galvanic coating of steel, there is a special drainage hole for removing condensation.

Motorists encounter Bosal mufflers most often when replacing an old exhaust system. The owners of VAZs are especially satisfied, because after the repair the noise is sharply reduced.

Advantages

  • good quality;
  • affordable price;
  • thoughtful design;
  • reliable protection against corrosion.

disadvantages

  • many fakes on the market.

WALKER

Rating: 4.8

WALKER

The world's largest manufacturer of exhaust systems for automobiles is the American company WALKER. The first products (levers and springs) were released back in 1888. Today, mufflers of this brand are installed on the conveyors of such car factories as BMW, Honda, Toyota, PORSCHE , Nissan. Experts describe the products as modern. The Americans were the first to develop a catalyst and introduce it into mass production. Thanks to the double-walled design, the exhaust systems have a long service life. For effective noise reduction and fuel economy, the brand receives the bronze in our rating.

On thematic forums, motorists argue which company has better mufflers WALKER or Bosal. The assembly in Poland is somewhat let down by the American manufacturer.

Advantages

  • high quality American mufflers;
  • innovative approach;
  • durability;
  • fuel economy.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • Polish assembly.

ARVIN Meritor

Rating: 4.7

ARVIN Meritor

For 100 years, the American company ARVIN Meritor has been supplying spare parts to the automotive market. Today, 95 offices operate on 5 continents, and about 10 thousand employees work around the world. The manufacturer is the largest supplier of mufflers to the European market. Its partners include renowned car factories such as GM, Mercedes, Renault and Peugeot. The brand's products are also in high demand among Russian car owners. Experts attribute this to the use of high quality steel grades. The alloy contains aluminum, which increases the corrosion resistance and increases the service life.

The brand is one step away from the top three in our ranking. Users cannot always find the right muffler for their vehicle.

Advantages

  • rich story;
  • wide dealer network;
  • quality materials;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • a modest assortment in stores in Russia.

AMD

Rating: 4.6

AMD

AMD unites several manufacturers from South Korea. All of them are engaged in the production of car parts. The brand's mufflers are supplied both to assembly lines of car factories and to the auto parts market. The products of Korean manufacturers have passed both European and American certification, which is a confirmation of the high quality. Experts have included the brand in our rating for a competent pricing policy. Affordable prices allow the brand to compete successfully in the Russian market.

In the reviews, motorists evaluate the properties of AMD mufflers differently. Some praise the affordable prices and effective noise reduction. Others report poor workmanship. There is a suspicion of counterfeit production of mufflers in our country.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • a wide range of;
  • effective noise reduction;
  • the products have international certificates.

disadvantages

  • counterfeit products appeared.

Asso

Rating: 4.5

Asso

The Italian company Asso has been producing car mufflers since 1963. The small business has gradually developed into the largest player in the European market. Numerous tests and tests have proven the reliability and efficiency of exhaust systems. The brand's catalog contains 3 main groups of mufflers Serie, Racin and Trucks. The experts highly appreciated the precise organization of production, strict quality control at all stages of the technological chain. The mufflers of the new TOP SPORT series attract particular attention of motorists.

The brand is included in the TOP-6 of our rating for an interesting range of exhaust systems, reliable protection of steel against corrosion. Users are dissatisfied with the inaccurate dimensions and, as a result, the complexity of installation.

Advantages

  • effective noise suppression;
  • wide range of models;
  • resistance to corrosion;
  • modern production.

disadvantages

  • inaccurate dimensions;
  • difficulties with installation.

The best domestic manufacturers of mufflers

Domestic manufacturers provide worthy competition in the domestic market to imported brands. They attract users with the optimal combination of price and quality. The specialists liked the silencers of the following brands the most.

Ecris

Rating: 5.0

Ecris

Mufflers of the domestic company Ekris are in high demand among Russian motorists. Experts identify several reasons for the popularity of the brand. One of them is consistent quality. In addition, demand is influenced by a synergistic effect. The company produces a range of excellent quality body parts, due to which the brand becomes recognizable. As for the mufflers, they compare favorably with competitors in the increased thickness of the pipe walls. By using refractory fiber that does not absorb moisture, the manufacturer has been able to achieve effective vibration damping and noise reduction. The brand wins our ranking.

Owners of domestic cars praise mufflers for an affordable price, conformity of connecting dimensions and a factory warranty.

Advantages

  • thick-walled pipes;
  • refractory fiber;
  • affordable price;
  • exact dimensions.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Atiho

Rating: 4.9

Atiho

Italian partners were involved in the creation of Atiho (2005). Therefore, the production site of the enterprise is equipped with modern equipment from the Iberian Peninsula. The manufacturer buys raw materials from Europe, which has a positive effect on the quality of the mufflers. The experts drew attention to the wide range of exhaust systems. You can choose a muffler for European, American and Asian cars. There are spare parts for Russian cars (VAZ, GAZ, Oka, etc.). In total, the catalog contains about 1000 product names. All mufflers are covered by a 2-year warranty.

Motorists in the reviews praise Atiho mufflers for their noise reduction performance and durability. Criticism comes to the address of inaccurate dimensions.

Advantages

  • quality materials;
  • modern equipment;
  • 2-year warranty;
  • effective noise reduction.

disadvantages

  • inaccurate dimensions.

Phobos

Rating: 4.8

Phobos

Phobos also boasts a rich assortment. The catalog contains mufflers not only for VAZ and UAZ, but also for such popular foreign cars as Renault, Kia, Hyundai. Experts gave the brand second place in the rating for the high quality of products, which is confirmed every 2 years by the Russian appraiser “NAMI-Fond”. Stability was achieved due to good raw materials and adherence to technological discipline. The manufacturer is fighting uncompromisingly against counterfeit products that undermine the brand's image.

Due to the attractive price and good performance, the mufflers have won the hearts of Russian motorists. But so far a lot of negative reviews come due to the large number of fakes. And this fact indirectly confirms the popularity of Phobos mufflers.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • rich assortment;
  • high quality;
  • long service life.

disadvantages

  • a large number of fakes.

Three-B Plus

Rating: 4.6

Three-B Plus

Tri-V Plus is one of the five largest Russian manufacturers of mufflers. It is the main supplier of exhaust systems to the country's automotive market. According to experts, the brand manages to maintain its leading position due to stable quality and affordable prices. Products are supplied not only to the domestic market, but also to neighboring countries. Most of the mufflers are bought by VAZ car owners, especially in the southern regions of the country. The brand deservedly gets into our rating.

Domestic motorists consider the costs of purchasing Tri-V Plus exhaust systems to be fully justified. They are satisfied with the level of noise reduction, only the service life leaves much to be desired.

Advantages

  • stable quality;
  • affordable price;
  • good noise reduction;
  • a wide range of.

disadvantages

  • short service life (about 2 years).

Auto 63

Rating: 4.5

In 2010, the Russian company Ekris launched a new line of exhaust systems under the Auto 63 brand. This line was created specifically for domestic car brands. The products are in demand not only among motorists in Russia, but also in the countries of the former Soviet Union. The experts estimated brand awareness, it was 70%. This indicator is slightly lower than that of the leaders of the rating. Therefore, the final position in our ranking turned out to be lower than that of the main Ekris series.

Domestic users assess the exhaust systems of Auto 63 differently. Some motorists are satisfied with the accuracy of the dimensions and the quality of noise reduction. Others complain that they have to adjust the part, and the service life rarely exceeds 2 years.

Advantages

  • good build quality;
  • effective noise reduction;
  • affordable price;
  • recognition.

disadvantages

  • not always accurate dimensions;
  • limited service life.

Muffler

Rating: 4.4

Muffler

For more than 20 years, the company Auto Muffler has been producing exhaust systems for cars. The manufacturer from Nizhny Novgorod is successfully conquering the car market in Russia and the CIS. The brand began to seriously increase production volumes in 2007, being the company Autocomponent +. Thanks to the renovation of production sites (South Korean equipment Hanwoo) and the introduction of advanced technologies, the company managed to improve the quality of mufflers, master a new model range and enter the world markets. In the catalog you can find spare parts not only for VAZ or GAZ, but also for popular foreign cars Renault, KIA, Hyundai.

The experts included the brand in the TOP-6 of our rating for a pragmatic approach, competitive price and stable quality. Only not in all regions it is possible to buy auto silencer parts.

Advantages

  • modern equipment;
  • Hi-tech;
  • acceptable prices;
  • stable quality.

disadvantages

  • lack of mufflers in the regions of the country.

Baksan

Rating: 4.3

Baksan

Baksan is considered the most experienced manufacturer of mufflers in our country. It was founded in 1964, in 6 years a small plant turned into a production site of national importance. Silencers for the entire model range of Soviet cars came off the assembly line of the enterprise. Today the company works for such car factories as GAZ, PAZ, UAZ. In addition, the products are shipped to the factories of the military-industrial complex. The headquarters of the firm is located in the Kabardino-Balkan Republic. The company employs 580 people. The brand deservedly gets into our rating.

UAZ owners praise Baksan mufflers for their precise dimensions and affordable prices. Only the new exhaust systems cause complaints due to the loud noise.

Advantages

  • a rich experience;
  • products for the military-industrial complex are manufactured;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • exact dimensions.

disadvantages

  • modest assortment;
  • noisy new exhaust systems.

VAZL

Rating: 4.2

Another muffler manufacturer started working during the Soviet era. VAZL was organized in 1989 (Rostov-on-Don). After restructuring (2005-2007), the plant became part of the Russian Silencers Association. The modernization of production facilities began immediately, which had a favorable effect not only on the number of produced silencers, but also on their quality. Experts believe that the main reason for improving the technical parameters of VAZL exhaust systems is the introduction of advanced instrument control technologies. The whole association can be credited with cooperation with the well-known Russian company Atiho.

Motorists are unhappy with the high price of VAZL mufflers, and cheap mufflers bought on the market often turn out to be fake.

Advantages

  • availability of certificates of conformity;
  • high-quality manufacturing;
  • modern technological control;
  • advanced equipment.

disadvantages

  • high prices;
  • a lot of fakes.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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