The exhaust system is one of the most worked up systems of the vehicle. It directs fumes from the engine and reduces the content of toxic chemicals in these fumes, all while enhancing your vehicle’s performance. Here we have created a list of 5 warning signs that you must look out for to keep your vehicle’s exhaust system and vehicle working.
1) Low Fuel Efficiency: Decrease in MPGs can result in extra spending at the gas pump. It may be due to a leakage in the exhaust which can prevent the discharge of fumes and overheat your engine. Besides cooling down the engine, it also cleans the air before exiting the tailpipe. Blocked off exhausts can reduce fuel efficiency. Your car will use more fuel to function the same way as it does without an exhaust problem by working even harder.
2) Noisy Engine: Exhaust plays a significant role in reducing engine noise which sounds like hissing or tapping engine, or sometimes loud rumbling. The sound can be louder during winters or when you accelerate. The leakage spots are mostly around exhaust manifold and joints around the exhaust system.
An engine leak at the manifold can increase engine volume and may even let toxic fumes in the passenger cabin.
3) Decreased Power and Acceleration: If you see a decrease in power and acceleration, then most probably there would be a decrease in the fuel efficiency. In this case, you won’t be able to accelerate as well or as quickly. You may not get the same power when you accelerate. This problem can worsen if you do not address the exhaust leak.
4) Burning Smell From the Engine: A leakage near the engine wiring or parts near the EGR valve gasket or damaged tubes can lead to leakage of exhaust gases. These gases can burn plastic parts around it. Moreover, the fumes from the gasoline escape through any place they find and sometimes, that place is through your car cabin.
5) Hanging Exhaust Pipe: Look for the side of the engine block; you will notice pipes running out and heading out of the vehicle. If you notice your exhaust pipe hanging or dragging on the ground, fix it immediately. It may be due to breakage in a pipe which can cause leakage. Do look for cracks in the metal. Heating and cooling of the vehicle can also lead to cracks. It can even fall off the vehicle and direct poisonous carbon monoxide to the passenger compartment through the vent at the bottom of the windshield.
Problems in the exhaust can strain your engine and may even risk your life by the discharge of hazardous fumes. Timely identification can keep you and your family safe. If you are concerned about exhaust service in Rotherham or notice any of these symptoms in your vehicle, bring it to ETS Auto Centre. We offer a complete range of car repairs, servicing, and servicing solutions. So, visit our garage to get all your servicing requirements fulfilled in one place.