Exhaust system information
Your car’s exhaust system has come a long way from the old days of exhaust pipes and mufflers. Today, the exhaust system is safety and emissions control rolled into one. Have your car’s exhaust system inspected regularly and check it immediately if you suspect any problems.
What does it do? The exhaust system routes dangerous exhaust gas from the engine out and away from the car to keep from affecting the occupants. Next, the exhaust system reduces exhaust noise from the engine. The catalytic converter reduces the level of harmful pollutants in the exhaust. The oxygen sensors mounted in the exhaust system monitor the level of oxygen in the exhaust gases to maintain efficient engine operation and to monitor the converter’s operation.
Typical Wear and Tear: Maintain a safe car with regular exhaust system checks. Factors that affect replacement requirements include:
- Driving habits (short trips take their toll on exhaust system life)
- Road conditions (salt, road spray, bumps)
- Vehicle type
- Age of exhaust system parts
Symptoms that your vehicle exhaust system is experiencing issues include,
- Loud noise
- Rattling noise when starting, accelerating or braking
- Drowsiness while driving
- Rotten egg smell
If you have any questions or concerns about your vehicle exhaust system, let our team of automotive experts take a look. We can determine the issues and give you an accurate understanding of what issues "if any" exist and options for getting you back on the road safely.
Thank you for visiting Birch's Automotive & Muffler in Arlington, TN. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.