Exhaust System Warning Signs
You might not realize it, but your automobile will never go kaput for no reason at all. There is always an underlining factor that causes it to break down, malfunction or just stop working completely. When it comes to your exhaust system, the rules are no different. Luckily Westech Automotive Ltd knows the ins and outs when it comes to keeping vehicles on the road.
Just take a look at the following signs and make yourself a checklist! Notice that, even if your car is only experiencing or displaying one of the following symptoms, it is an indication that something is wrong with your vehicle. Anytime a car makes strange noises, or isn’t working at its full potential, an inspection is required. By bringing it into a mechanic, such as ours, you’ll be getting hands on, detailed information concerning your car. Don’t take a chance on the road, exhaust systems can be pretty finicky and if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it starts acting up, you could be in for a whole lot of unanticipated trouble. Let’s prevent those kinds of scenarios from happening on our roads! Check for these signs to indicate a problem with your vehicle’s exhaust system:
Louder noise than usual when you accelerate
If you have to turn up the radio to tune out your muffler, it’s time to visit an exhaust repair professional. Loud noises from the exhaust are possible signs of an engine leak and exposure to harmful fumes.
Poor fuel economy
Increased fuel consumption is always a sign that something is not right with your vehicle. Your engine must work harder when the exhaust malfunctions. When the engine works too hard have your exhaust system inspected before the problem gets worse.
A persistent vibration coming from the steering wheel or gas pedal may be an indication of loose or broken muffler parts and should be promptly checked.
Fumes due to an exhaust leak can be hazardous. If you detect a problem, visit our auto repair center immediately and call us right away.
I Failed My Smog Test, What Now?
One of the most common reasons that vehicle owners will seek out an exhaust repair service is in the aftermath of a smog test.
Smog testing is a routine test that measures the amount of emissions being produced by your vehicle. If this number is too high, you will require exhaust repair services. Mitigating the amount of smog produced by your vehicle is beneficial to the environment and is also legally necessary. You can face fines and penalties if your car is producing too many emissions, so be sure to have the issue addressed.
When you complete a smog testing, you will be provided with a copy of the test results or a Vehicle Inspections Report. Bring this report with you to your consultation so we can determine the necessary repairs.
There are several reasons why your vehicle may have failed the test, including:
- Damage to the catalytic converter
- Dirty air filters
- Leaking gas caps
- Problems with the evaporative emissions control system
- Worn out spark plugs
Whatever the cause, you can rest assured that your vehicle is in the right hands.
Exhaust Repair Specialists
The exhaust system in your vehicle works hard to direct fumes away from the engine to keep it running properly. If you experience any of the above signs, contact the qualified exhaust repair experts at Westech Automotive Ltd for a thorough inspection. Our certified mechanics are equipped to handle any exhaust or muffler malfunction on any make or model of vehicle. Call us to schedule an appointment or with any questions you may have.
Get a Quote for Exhaust Repair Services
At Westech Automotive Ltd , we know that our services’ cost is important to our clients and we strive to make our repairs accessible to as many drivers as possible, by offering competitive rates.
We will also ensure that you know what you will be paying for before you proceed with our services. We will provide you with a detailed estimate outlining the cost of the services, including necessary parts.
We offer completely transparent pricing as one of the many ways to meet our client’s satisfaction.