How to solve exhaust problems?by AN Tyres Tyres, Automotive
The solution to a problem requires an understanding of the problem. However, what do you do if you do not understand the problem? You pass it on. This is what an Exhaust System does. Here, the problem is the pollution emitted by the engine. We don't know what to do with the pollution, so we simply release it outside. Why? Well, because no one wants to drive a burning car (unless you want to become something like a ghost rider).
The exhaust system is a crucial safety measure that must be efficient. What if it runs into trouble? That's what we are here to discuss.
How do you know that there is a problem?
Here is a list of indicators that tell that something might be wrong with your exhaust system (interestingly, they are all sounds):
- Loud Noise when accelerating
If you hear a loud noise while accelerating, it means there is a hole, probably in the pipe or the silencer box. Check between the middle and rear of the car (the joints where the pipes join boxes and bend). The holes can be quite easy to find because the surrounding area will have a film of carbon 'soot' from where the exhaust gases are escaping.
- Hissing Sound
Is there a hissing (kind of funny) sound coming from near the front of the vehicle whenever you leave it idle? This sound usually means there's a crack in the exhaust manifold. It depends on the severity of the crack that your vehicle is safe to drive or not.
- Chugging Sound
A chugging sound either means there's something up with the engine or there's a blockage in your exhaust system (it is probably the catalytic converter or DPF that is causing you the trouble). In any case, this blockage can lead to a significant drop in engine performance. It's wise to get your vehicle serviced if this happens.
- Rattling Sound
It means your exhaust pipe is kissing the road due to a detached hanger. If you get a safe way of getting underneath the vehicle, you can simply replace the hanger.
All these mentioned sounds tell us that 'something' isn’t right. In general, if we recognise the indicators that reflect something is off, then it becomes relatively easy to understand 'what' it is.
- Visual Checks
Visual checks are a way to inspect your exhaust system to understand 'what' the problem is. The first step to carry out a visual check is to get under the vehicle (trust me, much easier said than done). It's suggested to use a lift or a pit. Once you're there, pay close attention to seams and joints where components meet. Spot and make a note of rust spots. Remember to check with these in a few months again.
To conclude, you might perceive that 'something' is wrong; you might even understand what it is. But to solve the problem, you'll have to pass it on. If you're looking for Exhaust Repair in Maidstone then AN Tyres is the best to be. They will love to solve your problem.
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