Exhausts Keep running smooth
A vehicles exhaust has four main functions:
- To control noise
- To direct exhaust fumes away from passengers
- To improve the performance of the engine
- To improve fuel consumption
The life expectancy of an exhaust depends on how often you drive the car rather than the length of time it has been fitted. If you tend to use your vehicle for short trips around town then your exhaust may corrode quicker than if you mainly use your vehicle for long motorway journeys.
What signs should I look out for?
One of the most obvious signs that your exhaust needs attention is if your exhaust is making a roaring noise, this would indicate that the silencer is faulty.
Other noises that you should look out for include a hissing or rattling noise:
- A hissing noise may indicate a crack in the exhaust manifold, exhaust pipe or a leaking gasket whilst a chugging noise may mean that there is a blockage in the exhaust system.
- A rattling noise on the other hand may mean that the exhaust has become misaligned and may need adjustment.
It is important to note that if you do hear any strange noises coming from your exhaust, you should have it checked as soon as you can. At Central Tyre our trained technicians will be more than happy to assist you and get you back on the road in no time!