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Exhausts Inspection and Repairs

Like all car components, your exhaust can develop problems over time and some exhaust issues are more obvious than others. If you don’t want to climb underneath your car to take a look yourself, at Tyre Pros we offer a free exhaust inspection and know what to look for, so let us do the hard work for you. Your free exhaust inspection includes a full report and diagnosis of any issues, plus a no obligation quote to remedy any issues.

Why Exhausts Fail

Your exhaust system is effectively a series of pipes and boxes that direct noxious gases to the rear of the vehicle. However, these pipes are on the underside of the vehicle and are open to the elements so come into contact with surface water, dirt and grit so it’s no surprise that they rust and crack over time. The hangers that hold the exhaust in place also weather and if these fail, your exhaust will drag along the road surface.

Your exhaust’s life expectancy depends on how often you drive your car rather than the length of time it has been fitted. Bear in mind that if you use your vehicle for short trips around town then your exhaust may tend to corrode in a much shorter time and distance than if you use your car predominately for long journeys.

Why exhaust maintenance is important

Exhausts have four main functions. The most obvious is to control noise, but more importantly it directs exhaust fumes away from passengers, improves the performance of the engine and improves fuel consumption.

The impact a faulty exhaust system can have on the environment is not something people automatically think of. All exhausts produce 6 gases as emissions; nitrogen, carbon dioxide, water vapour, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and nitrogen monoxide. The job of the exhaust, catalytic converter and its monitoring system is to maintain the correct balance of emissions, check the engine is running efficiently and move the emissions away from the vehicle occupants.

What are the signs that my exhaust needs attention?

One of the most obvious tell-tale signs that your exhaust needs attention is if your exhaust makes a roaring noise, this would indicate that the silencer is faulty.

Other audible signs include:

  • A hissing noise may indicate a crack in the exhaust manifold, exhaust pipe or a leaking gasket
  • A chugging noise could mean a blockage in the exhaust system
  • A rattling noise under the car could mean the exhaust has become misaligned
  • A scraping noise probably means part of the exhaust has come loose and is making contact with the road surface.

If you hear any strange noises at all coming from your exhaust the best advice is either book a free exhaust check online or take your car to the nearest Tyre Pros centre. Our trained technicians will carry out a thorough inspection and help diagnose the fault.

All Tyre Pros exhaust systems carry a 3-year unlimited mileage guarantee and a 2-year catalytic converter guarantee.

Free Exhaust Check

If you are experiencing any issues with your exhaust or catalytic converter, Tyre Pros will carry out a free inspection to identify what is causing these issues and how best to resolve them. Simply, contact your local centre or pop in at your convenience.

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"Thick smoke coming from the exhaust may not actually be a sign of an exhaust problem and is more likely an issue with your engine or fuel line. It is equally important to get this checked out however in order to prevent potential further damage to engine components."