Reasons to Have Your Exhaust Evaluated:
- Muffler excessive noise
- Rattling near muffler
- Unusual odors in vehicle
- Hanging or dragging Exhaust parts
- Loss of power from clogged cat converter
- Check engine light from O2 sensors
If you notice these or other symptoms bring your vehicle in for an evaluation. Our techs here at R&M Auto Center Inc. in Mt. Holly NC will make sure you and your vehicle receive the care and attention to detail that you deserve.
How The Exhaust Functions
The exhaust system is located underneath your vehicle and is responsible for:
- collecting and directing harmful emissions away from the vehicle
- reducing the amount of pollutants released into the environment
- minimizing muffler noise and force
The exhaust system is made of pipes and tubing that streamline vehicle operation and maximizing vehicle performance and efficiency. Engines produce dangerous gases as a result of the combustion process. The exhaust manifold directs these gases from the engine and sends the gases through the catalytic converter.
Your Catalytic Converter
The job of a catalytic converter transforms these harmful gases, like carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxide, into less harmful ones, like oxygen, nitrogen, water vapor, and carbon dioxide.
The Mufflers Job
The muffler helps cancel out the noise created by the engine. Good Muffler Service reduces sound waves while the tailpipe releases the rest of the gases into the atmosphere. Depending upon the issue, the exhaust system can negatively impact your vehicle’s performance and your ability to drive.
When to Service Your Exhaust
A repair service or inspection is recommended if your vehicle is excessively loud. These noises may be a sign of holes or cracks somewhere in the exhaust system. Rattling noises when starting the vehicle or during excessive idling may be a sign of failed or broken exhaust mounts. If you feel tired while driving, this can be due to fumes that are leaking through the vents and into the cabin interior.
Sharp odors are also signs that noxious fumes are leaking into the vehicle. Maintaining routine exhaust system services will help keep all your exhaust components working efficiently. Routine maintenance on your exhaust system will save you from having to replace the entire exhaust system down the road.