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What Are the Most Common Exhaust System Problems?

The exhaust system must function efficiently for proper overall health and performance of a vehicle. The functioning of any system requires the harmonious interaction of all its parts in order to function well. If one part of a system doesn't function as it should, the whole system will fail. Although we hope that things work as they should, the unexpected sometimes happens. The following is a list of typical exhaust system problems.

Loud engine

When you have an excessively noisy engine, it could be a sign of exhaust problems. The exhaust system will emit an annoying sound if you have a faulty exhaust manifold gasket. The sound is quite loud when the vehicle is cold or accelerating.

Reduced Speed and Power

You won't be able to accelerate well or quickly if you have a problem with your exhaust, and you won't obtain the same amount of power when you accelerate. This problem will continue to worsen if the exhaust leak remains unaddressed.

Reduced gas efficiency

The fuel efficiency of your vehicle decreases when your vehicle loses power and acceleration because it has to work harder to function as it would without an exhaust problem. As a result, you will be spending a lot more on gas if you don't fix or replace your exhaust. You may think that the expense of repairing the exhaust is high, but you will begin spending quite a bit more on gas if you don't.

Hanging Exhaust Pipe

Getting your exhaust pipe fixed as soon as possible is critical if it appears to be dangling or dragging on the ground. Even a tiny crack or fracture can cause the exhaust pipe to hang. You become a potential safety hazard to yourself and others when you drag your feet.

Fuel Smell

Gas leaks typically occur when one of the exhaust pipes or tubes of a vehicle is damaged and starts to leak. If you notice any gas coming from your car while the car is driving, this could indicate exhaust problems. Gas fumes will escape from wherever they can if that happens. Your car's cabin might be the place where they are released.

What To Do?

The list provided above will guide you in whether you should get your exhaust checked or not. If you need exhaust system repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Edmonds Import Auto today!

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