Car Exhaust Repair Birchwood Warrington
Not sure if your car exhaust is performing properly? Perhaps your car’s fuel consumption has increased, you’ve started to hear a rattling or clunking sound or your engine sounds louder than usual. Maybe you’ve noticed smoke, holes in the pipe, or you can see the exhaust hanging down beneath the car.
These are all tell-tale signs that your exhaust isn’t working properly and, if you live in or near to Warrington, Lowton Motor Company Birchwood are here to help.
A faulty or broken exhaust will not only cost you huge amounts in fuel, but it will also emit excessive carbon monoxide – a pollutant that is extremely unhealthy to breathe in, can cause eye irritation and respiratory problems, and can also negatively affect the environment. Therefore, it’s extremely important to get it fixed as soon as possible.
The exhaust system of your vehicle is a critical part of operating your vehicle and provides critical features to move exhaust fumes away from your car. The exhaust system ensures all emissions and contaminants are removed while improving your fuel consumption and reducing the noise coming from the engine.
If you notice exhaust issues it’s critical you identify the problem and deal with it as quickly as possible. We have listed some of the leading exhaust problems and how you recognise them:
Your Engine Is Very Noisy
If you have been experiencing noises arising from your engine that are getting worse, then it’s more than likely you have an exhaust issue. If you are experiencing a hissing or tapping sound, this is caused by a faulty manifold gasket. If you start your car when it’s cold, the sound will be very loud and will increase as you accelerate.
Experiencing A Drop In Power And Acceleration
If the exhaust problem continues, it will affect your car’s performance. You will notice your car operating very sluggishly and your acceleration will slow by not increasing power when changing gears. If you do not get the exhaust corrected, the problem will only increase and will lead to repairs.
The Cost For Fuel Will Increase
If you have an exhaust system problem, the fuel efficiency of your car will drop significantly, you will lose power, and acceleration will become worse. If you do not address the problem quickly, your car will be working harder to maintain a good level to function and run properly Apart from spending more on fuel more frequently, it will increase over time. Even though you might think replacing the exhaust is expensive, what you will spend on fuel will outweigh the cost for replacement.
The Build-Up Of Rust
Understand, the exhaust system is made from metal parts which can lead to rust issues. Because of the materials used and the fact that the exhaust system sits low to the ground, it will be exposed to a lot of moisture and contaminated elements which will leave your vehicle extremely vulnerable.
If rust gets into the system it will lead to even more damage including the formation of holes and cracks. With a simple inspection, you will notice the build-up of rust on the exhaust. As this continues, you will start to notice the formation of holes and the increase of engine noise or hissing noise caused by gas escaping. You will need to get professional help in a very timely manner.
A Burning Smell From The Engine
If you start to smell burning coming from the engine, it’s probably coming from a failed gasket that is leaking near engine parts or the wiring. Anything that is made from plastic will burn due to the high heat of the exhaust gases leading to strong smells. You will also notice a rise in smoke. You should get the system checked as quickly as possible as this can lead to a serious safety issue.
Loosening Parts Or Parts Wearing Out
Over time, parts will become loose or just wear out. This is caused by rust, knocks from the road, or just wearing out. This is perfectly normal and replacements of these parts are very inexpensive and easy to point out inside the system. If it’s hard to find, you need a mechanic to replace it.
If you hear small tinny sounds, like a tin can, it’s likely that something is loose inside. The system might be out of alignment so take your car to your mechanic and get it checked out.
Wear And Tear
Over time, just like other parts of your car, the exhaust system will suffer from wear and tear. There are parts of the exhaust system that are likely to wear out faster than other parts, including the exhaust manifold and the oxygen sensors.
The Exhaust Manifold
This part of the exhaust system is responsible for removing harmful gases from the engine but if damaged, these gases can enter the interior of the car and affect you and your passengers. Hissing noises can be a sign that this part must be replaced and dealt with in a very timely manner.
These sensors measure the level of oxygen present in the system and adjust the ratio of air to fuel to keep down the use of fuel. If the sensors start to fail, the readings will be inaccurate and the level of fuel consumption will rise. You should get your car to your mechanic to get them replaced.
Blockages can be caused by a number of factors. It could be the build-up of soot or carbon inside or debris that has entered the pipe. In some cases, the build-up is minor and will clear up. In other cases, if the obstruction is large, it will not perform properly. Unless the blockage is large, the signs can be very hard to detect. If you hear a chugging sound, there is probably something in the system.
On the other hand, if the blockage is large, your car will run sluggishly and strain in a higher gear. You will experience an increase in revs and a large drop in fuel economy.
If you experience a smell of sulphur or the engine is becoming hot, it could mean your catalytic converter is blocked and gases are trapped in the system.
If you think you have a blockage in the exhaust system, take your car to your mechanic as quickly as possible. A professional mechanic can assess the situation and give it a thorough inspection to find out where the problem is and make the proper repairs.
Here at Lowton Motor Company Birchwood, we offer a professional car exhaust repair service for Warrington and the surrounding areas. Our team of experts will examine your exhaust and remedy any problems straight away – whether that’s repairing connections or holes, removing blockages, or replacing parts. It will save you money in the long run, safeguard your health, and improve your car’s environmental performance.
In order to make an appointment for a car exhaust repair in Warrington, simply give us a call today on 01925 320468, we’ll discuss your current exhaust problem and arrange a suitable time for you to call in.
Or you can book your vehicle in to get your exhaust serviced or replaced using our short service booking form below and we’ll be in touch.