Car Exhaust Repair
Your cars exhaust pipe serves a number of purposes, but it needs to be in good condition and working well for you to get the best fuel economy possible and reduce the CO2 emissions produced by your car.
Exhaust system repair is a lot more than just a box and a pipe. On today’s vehicles, the exhaust system has three main functions. They are:
- Safely move the exhaust gasses from the engine out through the tailpipe
- Reduce or muffle the noise created by the combustion of fuel
- Trap and remove harmful pollutants from your cars exhaust emissions
It’s important to understand that in some cases/vehicles exhaust gases are poisonous and contain carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide can be deadly.
Exhaust systems are prone to damage from a number of different sources, whether they come from external knocks and bumps or from corrosion caused by the age of the vehicle. For this reason, it’s important to check the exhaust pipe for physical damage at least once every 10,000 miles, or once a year- whichever comes sooner.
Exhaust checks are part of our free vehicle health check service, so if you’re in any doubt about your exhaust system’s condition, visit us in-centre and our technicians will be happy to offer their professional opinion.