Cars are equipped with air filtration because they produce harmful gases and other products when running. These gases are produced by the engine fuel’s burning and can harm the environment. However, an efficiently running exhaust system can limit its impact on the environment.
If you notice your vehicle having exhaust issues, it is important that you bring it in for servicing at Jason’s Auto Service in Hollis Center and Biddeford. Our insured and certified mechanics are committed to hard work and 100% customer satisfaction. We have a policy of keeping our clients updated on the progress of their car so that they can make an informed decision.
Common Car Exhaust Problems
Many people consider the car’s muffler as the entire exhaust system. However, there are several other important components of the exhaust system, like the catalytic converter and piping, that help reduce harmful emissions, increase fuel efficiency, and reduce noise.
Exhaust systems are designed to be durable, so if you notice a problem in them, it could be a sign that something else in the car is not working properly. That is why we advise you always to keep an eye on exhaust problems.
The exhaust pipe plays a crucial role in dragging the exhaust fumes out of the engine, which ensures that a car keeps running smoothly. If exhaust fumes accumulate in your car’s important components, it can lead to corrosion and deterioration of the engine, which would severely affect the performance of the car.
Some signs that there may be a problem with your exhaust service include:
If your car is loud and makes a vibrating noise when running, or it seems to have lost power when you try to accelerate it, then there may be something wrong with your exhaust. Bring your car in and let us know whether you sensed the vibration coming from the pedals, steering wheel, or seat. This could be due to a number of reasons, including a disconnected part, an exhaust system leak, or a hole.
The vibrations may also point to other problems like your motor not performing at its best.
Bad Or Failing Catalytic Converter
The most expensive part of a car’s exhaust system is the catalytic converter. If your catalytic converter is malfunctioning, you will hear loud rattling sounds when your car is idling. The check engine light in the dashboard will also be illuminated when this happens.
Increase in Exhaust Volume
If your exhaust pipe emits copious amounts of black fumes, then it is one of the obvious signs that something is wrong with your exhaust system. These gases are very harmful to people and the environment, so it is important that you get this issue fixed as soon as possible. If you delay getting this repaired, it can lead to several other exhaust issues.
Increase in Fuel Consumption
If you find yourself filling up at a gas station more often than usual, even though you are traveling the same distance, it can also point to a problem with the car’s exhaust system. Decreased fuel efficiency may be due to exhaust leaks, which will make your motor work harder, consume more gas, and overheat the car.
Keeping Your Car in Great Shape With A Well-Performing Exhaust System
It is easy to figure out when your muffler needs to be replaced. However, when other components of the exhaust system become damaged or fail, the only sign is the engine light. At Jason’s Auto Repair, we will give a comprehensive inspection of your entire car to find out the root cause of the problem and make the appropriate repairs to your engine or other parts of the car.
Schedule a maintenance appointment with us and get a free estimate today.