The car exhaust system is one of the most important components on your vehicle. Firstly, the exhaust helps to direct noxious gases away from the cabin, so you will not be exposed to gases that can harm your immediate and long-term health.
Another important function of the exhaust is to make sure your car is being as fuel efficient as possible, by monitoring the levels of oxygen emitted and using this information to balance the fuel/air mix of the engine to the optimum level.
And finally if that’s enough, a damaged car exhaust system may help you fail your MOT! But do not worry replacing the exhaust is not a worry – talk to AMS Tyres and Autoservices.
The main indicator of a problem with the exhaust is a change in tone and intensity of the exhaust noise when the car is running. If left without having it repaired parts of the exhaust system can fall off, which could be dangerous for other drivers on the road. The loud noise will also remain until you have it repaired.
Also, if you notice any of the following noises from the underside of your car then you should get it checked by AMS Tyres and Autoservices:
Rattling noises can indicate a loose bracket which are holding the exhaust system in place. Repairing noises could be a serious issue with the silencer and if you hear hissing or popping this is a sure sign the muffler or of the pipes is leaking or has corroded.
As with the MOT, emissions are very important, and your exhaust system could be letting you down! Do you have blue smoke? If so, this could indicate a fault from the engine with burnt oil. White smoke after starting could be due to internal coolant leaks or worse a leaking head gasket or a crack in the engine!
AMS stocks a wide selection of exhausts for all types of vehicle, so whether you find yourself in need of a new silencer or entire exhaust system, we can help you straight away. More importantly, with many of our autocentres across Devon, we can inspect and replace your exhaust whilst you wait. That’s a same-day exhaust replacement service!