February 1, 2021 -
Is Your Exhaust System In Danger?
March 4, 2019
Exhaust systems often go unnoticed by vehicle operators, outside of any tail pipes we see while driving behind other cars. When working properly, letting the system run on its own tends to be just fine. But exhaust systems are subject to high temperatures as they work closely with the car’s engine and can also easily rust due to their outdoors exposure underneath your car. Recognizing symptoms of damage to and failure of your exhaust system can protect your car’s long-term health and help you get the most miles out of your vehicle.
What An Exhaust System Does
Exhaust systems are made up of a series of pipes and other connecting parts to direct exhaust created during engine use away from the engine and out of your car. These toxic gases and fumes are essential to remove from the car’s underbelly so as to not overheat the engine. A system that does its job will actively work to cool down the fumes as they exit your vehicle at safe temperatures while also relying on the muffler to reduce noise.
Know The Signs Of Something Gone Wrong
Knowing how to spot symptoms of exhaust system problems can help reduce the risk of vehicle damage and preserve your car’s long-term health and longevity. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Thick smoke emitting from the exhaust pipe once the car has reached its optimal operating temperature
- A loud muffler, especially when accelerating
- Rattling noises from the car when idle
- Unusual vibrations from the engine
- A patterned decrease in fuel efficiency
- The cabin smells of exhaust
Though not an exhaustive list, understanding the signs of each of these symptoms will go a long way to protect you and your vehicle.
Essential Maintenance and Repairs
Many of the most common exhaust system problems stem from exhaust leaks.
Choisser Imports offers exhaust system repair services out of our local Davidsonville, MD center including:
- A-pipe repair
- Intermediate pipe repair
- Catalytic and converter repair and replacement
- O2 sensors and A/F sensors replacement
- Exhaust manifold replacement
- Muffler repair
Choisser Imports can help you take care of your vehicle’s exhaust system and extend the lifetime of your car. Our Davidsonville, MD maintenance team of professionals can handle all exhaust system problems and repairs for your Acura, Honda, Toyota, or Lexus vehicle. Choisser is fully insured and we warrant all repairs done by our certified technicians. Give us a call at 410-867-2122 or contact us today to start protecting your exhaust system.
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- Gary, Owings, MD