It’s so important to make sure you do not have a leak in your vehicle, because an exhaust leak could lead to serious health issues. In this article we’ll explain why it’s essential to fix a leak, what the exhaust system is made of and how we can help.
What’s an exhaust system?
An exhaust system is made of a muffler, an exhaust manifold, a catalytic converter, oxygen sensors and a pipe that joins them all together.
How can you tell if your vehicle has an exhaust leak?
There are a few warning signs that indicate an exhaust leak. A very common signs are, the engine will be louder than normal, there will be weird smells that you haven’t smelled before or you might take a look at your dashboard and the engine light is on. Any of these signs tells you there may be an exhaust leak, it might be tempting to ignore it and hope for the best. Because any car issues start small and get worse with time, it will end up costing you more money, and some issues will affect your health. We recommend to never ignore warning signs, so the sooner you take action the better it is.
Why it’s important to get an exhaust leak fixed?
The most important reason, as we mentioned earlier is for your health. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can cause harm and eventually lead to worse, such as death. If there is a leak in your vehicle, you might be breathing the gas without realizing. But you’ve noticed a few of the warning signs we mentioned, call us immediately so we can start the repairing process. Also, leaks can affect your vehicle. You might notice rattles, vibrations or a loud sound or you might notice your vehicle has poor mileage. Any of these effects might be affected by an exhaust leak.
Exhaust system repair
This specific system is made of multiple parts. When you’re looking to get your exhaust system replaced or fixed, it is very common to only get a few parts fixed rather than the whole system. Replacing the one or few parts that are in need of fixing will make your car problem free. Also newer exhaust systems are made with alloy in the metal so there is barely any rust. These parts are more expansive but will last a lot longer. Because the exhaust system in made of various parts, the repair cost will vary. Contact us today for a free estimate to get your exhaust system repaired.
How often should you get your exhaust system checked?
We recommend a exhaust system inspection at least once a year.
We first diagnose, supply & replace one or several exhaust system & similar components, such as:oxygen sensors, particulate filters, catalytic converter, exhaust pipes, active exhaust components such as flaps & diverters.
Our services for an exhaust system repair includes a in depth inspection of all exhaust components & replacing all exhaust parts that are malfunctioning.
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