4 Signs You Need Exhaust Repair
No one wants to deal with car repairs, but they are an inevitable part of owning a car. Some minor repairs you can put off until the next time you take your car in for routine maintenance, but some repairs you should have done right away. Putting off an exhaust repair can cause more damage to other parts of your car and it probably won’t pass inspection. At Matrix Autoworks, we handle all kinds of auto repairs and maintenance.
Here are four signs that your car needs exhaust repair.
You can smell exhaust inside the car.
Even if you don’t know a lot about cars, you know that exhaust fumes belong on the outside. If you can smell exhaust inside the car, that’s a sign that you have an exhaust leak. Exhaust leaking into your car is not only bad for the engine and exhaust system, but it’s also dangerous to breathe in. take your car to a trusted mechanic to have it repaired.
Your car is louder than it should be.
The first sign that there is a problem with your exhaust system is usually an increase in engine noise. The most common causes of noise from the exhaust system are a crack in the manifold or a hole in the muffler. Damage to your catalytic converter can cause noises, too, usually a grinding sound.
You’re using more gas.
We’re all paying attention to how often we have to fill the tank these days, and a drop in fuel efficiency can signal exhaust damage. If the exhaust system is not operating properly, the engine will require more power than normal. More power means more gas. In this case, getting an exhaust repair will soon pay for itself in savings at the pump.
You feel unusual vibrations.
You expect there to be some vibrations when your engine is running, but you’re used to those and you’ll notice if there’s something new. Unusual vibrations in your steering wheel or gas pedal are a sign that your engine is overcompensating for an exhaust leak. You’ll want to have the problem repaired not only because it affects your engine performance, but also because it impedes your ability to drive safely.
Exhaust Repair at Matrix Autoworks
If you’ve noticed any of these signs in your car, come to Matrix Autoworks for an exhaust repair. Our technicians will have your car repaired and back on the road in no time.