Exhaust Repair Service
Your car’s exhaust system is vital to your vehicle’s smooth and efficient performance. This important system channels and expels the gases created by a running engine, reduces harmful emissions and noise created by the combustion process and helps prevent dangerous gases from building up in and around your vehicle. Not only will a car with exhaust systems problems run poorly, it will also cost you money with reduced gas mileage.
When the exhaust system is working properly, you may not even notice it. Many car owners go the entire life of their vehicle without interacting with the exhaust system, but if your system begins to malfunction, you’ll probably notice the sounds and smells of trouble. Once you recognize that something may be wrong, it’s important to bring your vehicle in as soon as possible so a minor repair doesn’t turn into a major replacement.
The Importance of Your Car’s Exhaust System
In most vehicles, the exhaust system is made up of the catalytic converter, muffler, exhaust manifold and pipes. As the engine creates fuel from gasoline through combustion, there is a leftover buildup of dangerous gases, including hydrocarbon, sulfur dioxide, lead and carbon dioxide. The exhaust system is designed to remove those gases from the engine and channel them safely outside the vehicle. The catalytic converter creates more eco-friendly emissions from the leftover gases. Your vehicle’s exhaust system is vital to reducing the pollution generated by your vehicle. When the system is damaged or needs repair, it will run less efficiently and emit more harmful gases.
The combustion process doesn’t just create gases though; it also creates a lot of noise. The exhaust system acts as a silencer to create a quiet and pleasant driving experience. It also helps with temperature reduction and preventing your vehicle from overheating.
Signs Your Exhaust System Needs Repair
When an exhaust system needs repair, you’ll know it by the sounds and (possibly smells) that are happening when you drive. Your system might need repair if you are experiencing:
- Poor gas mileage
- Rattling or knocking sounds
- Condensation in the exhaust pipes
- Bad odor
- Loud clicking
Most exhaust system issues occur because of rust and corrosion. Damage done by debris hitting the underside of the vehicle can also cause holes. If you live in an environment with moisture and snow, it’s especially important to stay up to date on your vehicle’s inspections and maintenance so your exhaust system can be monitored for signs of wear and tear.
Trust Rainbow Muffler & Brake With Your Exhaust System Repair Needs
Rainbow Muffler & Brake has been providing quality auto repair services to customers in northern Ohio since 1980. We use state-of-the-art automotive technology to ensure your car repairs are easy and affordable. Our team of experts has decades of experience and is committed to providing the best service, no matter what your car may need.
Rainbow Muffler & Brake supports the American workforce and has carried an all made-in-the-USA exhaust inventory for over 20 years. We offer complete exhaust work, as well as custom pipe bending. We can fabricate custom exhaust systems — economy, factory-fit and performance — or replace segments of your existing exhaust system, saving you the expense of a full system replacement.
Visit any of our six locations for the expert service you need to keep your vehicle running for years to come.