If you ask us at American Muffler, which you should because we’re exhaust system pros, we recommend you get your exhaust system inspected whenever you take your vehicle into the mechanic to be serviced. The exhaust is a critical system within your car that probably works harder than any of its other counterparts. It links your engine to a silencer and the catalytic converter, that converter assists with the following:
- Controlling Noise
- Properly Expels Toxic Fumes
- Improves Overall Engine Performance
- Improves Vehicle’s Fuel Use
When you take your car in for a tune-up and the mechanics take a look at your exhaust system, they’ll first take a look at it while the car is lifted to see if there’s any noticeable deterioration. If there is no obvious deterioration, they’ll then do a more thorough inspection by looking at the following parts:
Need a New Exhaust System?
Once the mechanics check all those parts, they’ll know your exhaust is in good condition if there is no deterioration or rattling, so your car should run quietly and not have any metal pieces flaking off. There’s a chance that if you need a new exhaust, the mechanic will be able to tell as soon as they turn your car on to move it into the garage.
If your exhaust system needs to be repaired, the engine will most likely idle out a bit, it’s when the throttle is opened that the extra back pressure that has built up causes the engine to misfire.
In the event that you’re worried about your exhaust system and want to ensure your car will be taken care of, bring it into our American Muffler shop in Broward County. Muffler’s and exhaust systems are our speciality – I mean, if they weren’t, we wouldn’t have put “muffler” in our company name.