When your exhaust system works as intended, you likely don’t give it a second thought. The exhaust system should perform its critical duties without fanfare, helping you quickly get from A to B every time.
When issues arise within the system, you’ll know it instantly. Your car may run poorly, make noises, or smell terrible. No matter what brings the issue to your attention, it’s wise to get exhaust repair services immediately to resolve the problem.
The most common signs that you need exhaust system repair include the following:
Beyond all that, you should always come in when you feel something is off with your car. Our team will perform a complete digital vehicle inspection to check for problems and assess the condition of your exhaust.
If that doesn’t reveal the cause of your issues, we may recommend additional diagnostic services. We will use all our findings to create the perfect repair plan and get you back to enjoying your travels to the fullest.
Your car’s exhaust is essential to transporting noxious gases from your engine out the tailpipe. If there are any breaks in the system, the harsh fumes could enter the cabin space, leaving you with ill effects.
Blockages can also impact the exhaust, especially if the car has been running poorly for an extended time. For example, engine problems can lead to carbon and soot buildup in the catalytic converter, wholly or partially blocking the exit of exhaust gases. Outside debris can also block the passageways.
As far as catalytic converters go, they’re a hot commodity on the black market, putting many cars at risk of theft. All it takes is a few seconds with a cutting wheel, and you’re left without a cat in your vehicle.
When such a theft happens, you must fix it fast to avoid damaging your engine, impacting the environment, and getting a hefty fine.
Modern exhaust systems are more than just a series of open pipes leading from the engine to the tailpipe. They’re a complex array of parts that help filter out contaminants and reduce noise to create a clean, smooth-running car.
Parts you’ll find in a typical exhaust system include:
Exhaust setups vary from vehicle to vehicle. Most passenger vehicles have single exhaust setups with just one tailpipe. Performance cars may have true dual exhaust instead to improve flow coming from the engine.
If you notice any signs of a problem with your car’s exhaust, come into our auto repair shop in North Liberty, IA to have it checked out. Our team at Quality Car Care will check your system for issues and create an exhaust repair plan that suits your budget.
Dial (319) 626-2500 to speak with our team. We look forward to helping you find a great time to bring your car into the shop and get the support you need. You can also stop by our shop at 900 Hway 965 NE Suite 11, North Liberty, IA 52317.