Exhaust repair and service can help your vehicle run smoother and get much better gas mileage, which can potentially save you a lot of money! At 1st Auto Repair Service, we service, repair & install exhaust systems. Our certified exhaust repair specialist can diagnose and repair your exhaust system.
Over time your vehicle can begin to wear out from constant use, especially during the winter months in Washington. The bottom of your vehicle is susceptible to damage from the rain, moisture and from the salt used to melt ice on the roads. If you start to notice a decrease in your fuel mileage or your vehicle sounds louder than normal you may need to have your exhaust system repaired or serviced.
Depending upon the problem, the exhaust system can affect both your vehicle’s performance and your ability to drive. For these reasons, it is important to keep current with maintenance intervals on your exhaust system. A repair service may be impending if you hear excessively loud noises during acceleration. These noises may be a sign of holes or cracks somewhere in the exhaust system. Rattling noises when starting the vehicle or excessive idling may be a sign of failed or broken hangers. If you feel drowsiness while driving, this may be a serious sign that fumes are leaking through the vents and into the cabin interior. Sharp odors are also signs that noxious fumes are leaking into the vehicle. Signs of rust or cracks in any component of your exhaust system indicate corrosion. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek a service sooner than later. Maintaining routine exhaust system services will help keep all your exhaust components, like the exhaust manifold, front pipe, downpipe, catalytic converter, and muffler, working efficiently. Routine maintenance on your exhaust system will save you from having to replace the entire exhaust system down the road.
Your vehicle’s exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. Maintaining it is good auto advice, but it’s also good health advice and good environmental advice.
The exhaust system includes your emissions system. Because this system may affect your health and the health of the environment, it is subject to strict government regulations. Satisfying these regulations demands some high-tech, computer-controlled equipment, which means that the emissions system is a lot more sophisticated than it was thirty years ago.
Preventive maintenance is a must when it comes to your exhaust system, and it requires a trained technician since it includes everything from simple pipes to complex computers. Good maintenance may yield cosmetic benefits like quieting your engine sounds, but also may impact your health and safety.