|Exhaust Systems carry the fumes and gases that your engine creates to the rear of your car and these gases pass through various exhaust equipment on the way. When these exhaust systems fail its time to change.
But how do you know when your exhaust system requires attention?
The most obvious sign that you exhaust system needs attantion is the noise it makes. Holes and cracks in the exhaust caused by corrision will allow the gases to escape before they can reach the exhoust end. These noises can range from a hissing noise that usually means there is a crack within the exhaust system, or a blowing noise usually indicating a larger hole.
The silencer is usually the first part of the exhaust that needs attention. This is because of its position along the exhaust pipe. This exhaust component is the furthest away from the engine and is the most likely to be corroded by pools of acidic moisture the form within it. This part of the exhaust remains cold in comparison to the rest of it and allows exhaust gases to condense and form pools of corrosive acid inside the silencer. If your silencer is damaged, you can expect to hear a loud roaring noise to be bellowed from the exhaust.
If you hear rattling or banging noise from under the car it could mean that the exhaust system has become misaligned or one of the rubber supporting mountings has come loose. If you hear a rattling metallic noise, it usually means that something is touching the exhaust pipe or that a support bracket or clamp has come loose. Hangers and brackets hold your exhaust pipe in place. Corroded or missing brackets can cause extra damage to the exhaust system which in turn could lead to premature exhaust failure.
Other problems can be identified with a visual check. Rust found on the exhaust system may not be as serious as it first appears, but holes and cracks in the exhaust pipe or can be signs of more serious problems.
If you hear any bumps, bangs rattles or blows coming from your exhaust system bring it straight to Farnworth Tyres and Exhausts and let one of our experienced exhaust specialists find out what the problem is.
Call us now on 01204 572122 and let us take care of the rest.