The exhaust system is one of the hardest worked systems of your vehicle. It routes harmful fumes away from the engine and passenger cabin while also increasing vehicle performance and reducing engine noise. Exhaust leaks can cause your engine to work harder than necessary, reducing fuel efficiency and putting you and your customers at risk for inhalation of hazardous fumes. If you experience any of these signs of exhaust problems, contact Integrity Automotive to schedule an appointment.
Decreased Fuel Efficiency
Lower MPG’s can mean a lot of things, but an exhaust leak is one of the more common reasons you may be spending more money on gas. If there is an exhaust leak, it may result in the fumes not being carried away, leaving your engine operating at a hotter temperature thus reducing your fuel efficiency. If you notice a drop in MPG’s, visit an Integrity Automotive to have the problem diagnosed and repaired.
Odd vibrations coming from the steering wheel or gas pedal are a potential sign of an exhaust leak. It’s also possible you may feel the car shake if the exhaust leak is big enough. These vibrations are a safety issue because they can alter your ability to control the vehicle.
Increased Engine Noise
Most likely, the first thing that you will notice if you need exhaust repair is increased engine noise. The exhaust system keeps the engine noise down so a leak will cause loud rumblings. Likely spots for an exhaust leak include the exhaust manifold and anywhere there are joints along the exhaust system. An engine leak at the manifold can greatly increase engine volume and possibly allow harmful fumes to access the passenger cabin which would put you at risk.
The best thing to do if you’re unsure about anything going wrong with your car is to have it looked at by one the experts at Integrity Automotive. We’re only a phone call away to get your next appointment scheduled. You can also book online! Any questions you may have, our team will have the answers. Don’t hesitate to reach out.