EXHAUST REPAIRS & REPLACEMENTS WITH OUR MAITLAND AND THORNTON TEAM
If you have an issue with your car exhaust and are looking for car exhaust repairs or replacement services, The Service Centre is here to help. Contact our car exhaust service centres in Maitland and Thornton to have your exhaust system fixed or replaced.
An issue with an exhaust system can often worsen over time until it fails. While a car in need of exhaust repair will usually still be able to drive, it will be regarded as unroadworthy, and the noise will draw unwanted attention (or even fines).
Your car exhaust performs a vital role in allowing your vehicle’s engine to “breathe” by directing harmful gases and fumes away from your engine through the catalytic converter and out the tailpipe.
However, the oxygen sensors in your car have a finite lifespan. This is due to the same pollutants and gases, the precious metals in your catalytic converter, and even the metal with which these components are manufactured.
Anything from a terrible ‘rotten egg’ odour to your engine failing to start can be caused by the failure of these components!
Symptoms of a Failing Car Exhaust System Needing Repair or Replacement
If the exhaust is vibrating or making unusual rattling sounds, the exhaust system may have become loose or misaligned. This could also mean that the mounting bracket or supports holding the exhaust have become loose.
If your car exhaust has become louder than normal, this could mean that it’s damaged. An increase in sound is often caused by a hole somewhere in the pipe, usually from road debris.
Petrol or diesel exhausts that emit an unusual odour are likely doing so because of a damaged catalytic converter. These smells are often described similarly to rotten eggs, sulfur, or sewer gas.
It’s not uncommon for car exhausts to drip a little bit. But, noticing an increase in liquid volume or frequency is a common sign that it may need repair or replacement.
Rust on exhausts is common and often caused by environmental factors. Though Maitland and Thornton aren’t coastal areas, cars can still be affected by a gradual rusting and should be replaced when it begins affecting usability and safety of a vehicle.
Determining if a car exhaust needs repairs or replacement
If you’re not sure if your car’s exhaust is the issue, start it up and listen to where the noise comes from. The engine bay produces most of the noise generated by an automobile when it is stationary.
We propose that you stand behind the wheel and have someone else operate the engine. Listen to the rise and fall of the vehicle; a rattling sound indicates a faulty exhaust. If the noise is coming from the middle of the vehicle, the catalytic converter is most likely to blame.
Your Local Maitland and Thornton Car Exhaust Specialists
When an exhaust has to be replaced, it’s easy to tell.
However, if your exhaust system fails, the only symptom you’ll notice is a basic engine light. Our exhaust specialists at The Service Centre in Maitland or Thornton can promptly diagnose the issue and make the required repairs to ensure that your engine is operating correctly and that you are not breathing dangerous pollutants or damaging the environment.
Ideally, you should not wait until an exhaust that has to be repaired becomes so poor that sections of it break and fall off your car. You should call The Service Centre as soon as you think there is a problem, and we will take care of it for you.