Spotting Exhaust Problems Early Could Stop You Fuming
There’s a lot more to your car’s exhaust than you might think. As well as getting rid of spent gases, it controls noise, boosts engine performance and improves fuel consumption. Because it’s tucked away it’s not always easy to notice problems developing - unless you listen carefully. If you hear noises coming from your exhaust - a roaring, hissing or chugging noise, a rattling or a metallic vibration - the best thing to do is pop it in to see us as soon as you can.
Our HiQ trained exhaust specialists will be able to diagnose the fault and help you decide your best course of action. If the fault’s been discovered early enough, it may well be possible to change just one small part rather than the whole system - saving you time and money.
Our exhaustive guide to exhausts
- Your exhaust is a series of pipes that link the engine to the tailpipe. Exhaust gases leave the engine and go into the catalytic converter (which helps reduce emissions). A series of pipes then take the gasses into the silencer, where metal plates or tubes reduce the gas pressure so that they leave the car more quietly.
- How long your exhaust lasts depends on how far and how often you drive your car. Vehicles used for short trips around town tend to corrode their exhausts in a much shorter time than cars used predominately for long journeys.
- Whatever kind of driving you do, it’s always a good idea to keep an ear open for changes in your exhaust noise. If you do detect a change, just drop in to see us. We’ll be happy to try and nip any problem in the bud.