The exhaust system in your vehicle helps monitor, filter and protect your engine. Ignore any complications having to do with your car’s exhaust system, has lead to many problems for our clients. In fact, ignoring issues when they arise will only turn minor and seemingly preventative maintenance glitches into something much bigger. Your once small problem will easily develop into an expensive and potentially hazardous one later on.
Exhaust System Warning Signs
You might not realize it, but your automobile will never go kaput for no reason at all. There is always an underlining factor that causes it to break down, malfunction or just stop working completely. When it comes to your exhaust system, the rules are no different. Luckily Yakima Automotive & Collision, LLC knows the ins and outs when it comes to keeping vehicles on the road.
Just take a look at the following signs and make yourself a checklist! Notice that, even if your car is only experiencing or displaying one of the following symptoms, it is an indication that something is wrong with your vehicle. Anytime a car makes strange noises, or isn’t working at its full potential, an inspection is required. By bringing it into a mechanic, such as ours, you’ll be getting hands on, detailed information concerning your car. Don’t take a chance on the road, exhaust systems can be pretty finicky and if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it starts acting up, you could be in for a whole lot of unanticipated trouble. Let’s prevent those kinds of scenarios from happening on our roads! Check for these signs to indicate a problem with your vehicle’s exhaust system:
Louder noise than usual when you accelerate
If you have to turn up the radio to tune out your muffler, it’s time to visit an exhaust repair professional. Loud noises from the exhaust are possible signs of an engine leak and exposure to harmful fumes.
Poor fuel economy
Increased fuel consumption is always a sign that something is not right with your vehicle. Your engine must work harder when the exhaust malfunctions. When the engine works too hard have your exhaust system inspected before the problem gets worse.
A persistent vibration coming from the steering wheel or gas pedal may be an indication of loose or broken muffler parts and should be promptly checked.
Fumes due to an exhaust leak can be hazardous. If you detect a problem, visit our auto repair center immediately and call us right away.