Don’t Let Your Exhaust Get Exhausting
What does your exhaust system actually do? Why is it important for the life of your vehicle? It’s a valid question, and one motorists don’t ask often enough!
For starters, your exhaust helps to monitor, filter, and protect your engine. When you ignore issues with your exhaust, small glitches and minor problems can become much larger, costing you THOUSANDS over time. You see, exhaust systems can be very complex and finicky at times. Only the diagnosis of a trained Marioshop professional – someone who knows what to look for – will be the solution if something goes wrong.
How Do I Know There’s a Problem with My Exhaust?
Luckily, the certified technicians at Marioshop have worked on foreign and domestic cars, trucks, and SUVs for years. They know, almost right away or with some minor inspection work, what is wrong with a car and give you options for repairs, maintenance, and replacement.
Exhaust systems are no different. Here is are the most common causes we find for exhaust system malfunction:
- Louder Acceleration Noise: When you have to crank the volume on your radio to drown out the noise from your muffler, it is time for an exhaust system inspection. It could be a possible engine leak or exposure to potentially-hazardous fumes.
- Poor Fuel Economy: If your vehicle is consuming more fuel than normal, it could be a sign of exhaust trouble. Your engine is working harder with no relief from the malfunctioning exhaust system. Without remediation, the problem can only get worse.
- Rattling Noise: Persistent vibrations emanating from the steering column or gas pedal is a general indicator of damaged or malfunctioning muffler parts. These parts need immediate inspection and replacement.
- Burning Smell: Exhaust leaks can cause fumes. These fumes can be hazardous to your health and the health of your loved ones. If you detect these odors, bring your vehicle into Marioshop right away.
For more information concerning exhaust system maintenance or repairs offered at Marioshop, or to schedule your personalized automotive consultation, please contact us at 512-255-2022.