How to know if your car exhaust system needs repair?

Your car exhaust system does more than just keeping your vehicle quiet. It directs the exhaust fumes away from the cabin, helps the car engine run efficiently, reduces polluting emissions released from the vehicle, and maintains optimum fuel efficiency. The cost of repairing the damaged or broken exhaust component can vary depending on the car and its exhaust system, but ignoring the car exhaust repairs can cost you lot more than if the problem is addressed quickly.

Here are a few things that would help you know if your car exhaust system needs repair or replacement.

Do you hear a deep or loud rumbling sound coming from your vehicle? If yes, you must take your care to the local car repair mechanic. The hissing sounds can indicate a number of issues with the car exhaust system. A common problem with exhaust systems Melbourne is the corrosion of the silencer which results in the car making a roaring sound.

Rattling sound under the car may also mean that the exhaust system has become misaligned. A loud metallic sounding vibration could mean that something is touching the exhaust pipe or that the clamp or the pipe has become too loose.

If you experience a new vibration or loss of power when driving your car, you must get your exhaust system checked by a professional. You would be able to notice the new vibration when you touch the steering wheel or foot pedals or car seat. It could be due to a hole or exhaust leak or disconnected exhaust system component. As well as causing vibration, a faulty exhaust system can also prevent the engine from running at optimum performance level.

If you feel that you need to take your vehicle to the gas tank more than usual it’s time to take your vehicle to the car repair shop. When the car exhaust system leaks your engine needs to work harder and it consumes more fuel than it was doing earlier.

Of all the parts of the exhaust system, the catalytic converter is the most expensive. It is usually prone to theft. Scrap metal thieves steal it to make good amount of money by selling it. If your catalytic converter has been stolen you would hear a loud sound and poor vehicle performance, especially upon start up. On the other hand, if the catalytic converter is failing, you may hear a sound as if someone is shaking a box of rocks when you are parking your vehicle. A trained technician or professional would be able to diagnose your exhaust system better.

It is important to look for holes, cracks, or rusting around the seams and joins. Timely repairs can save you a lot in the long run and can prevent you from getting the car exhaust system replaced.

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Comment by Ethan on March 25, 2015 at 11:45am

Nice article Tim...

Comment by Tim Scott on March 25, 2015 at 8:51pm

thank you @Ethan

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