Our vehicles emit exhaust gases when they are running. These gasses are an unfortunate byproduct of operating a vehicle, but luckily our vehicles come with air filtration systems to limit their impact on the health of the environment and our bodies. That system is the exhaust system. And while it is easy to forget about your exhaust system, when it is no longer functioning properly it is impossible to ignore. If you find yourself experiencing exhaust issues, Trojan Auto Care has been in business since 1971 and is here to help.
Signs of Exhaust Problems
In order to really understand your exhaust system and recognize when there is a problem, you need to know what it is and what components it is made up of. Modern exhaust systems are getting more and more advanced. They are responsible for increasing your vehicle’s efficiency as well as minimizing emissions and noise. The parts at play in making this happen include piping, your muffler, and the catalytic converter.
For the most part, your exhaust system is not prone to failing or wearing down. In fact, when there is an issue it is often due to a malfunction elsewhere in your car. Since exhaust problems could be a sign of a deeper issue it is important to know the signs and symptoms.
Some of the signs of muffler or exhaust system trouble include:
- Misfiring Engine – When your engine misfires it releases raw fuel into the exhaust system which exposes other components to unburned fuel and could lead to serious issues.
- Decrease in Fuel Efficiency, Acceleration, or Power – A well-running exhaust system provides more efficient filtration and allows your engine to “breathe” better which increases overall performance. When it isn’t working as it was designed, it leads to a decrease in performance.
- Excessive Noise – While a “Vroom, Vroom” sound is fun when you are a kid playing with matchbox cars, in real life, it is a sign of a malfunctioning exhaust system.
- Gas Odor Coming From the Tail Pipe – If the fumes coming from your exhaust smell strongly of gasoline it is a sign that your exhaust is adding too much fuel to the engine.
Exhaust System Repair Troy, Ohio
When you see a sign of an exhaust issue in your vehicle, it shouldn’t be ignored or put off. Since 1971, Trojan Auto Care has been the exhaust system experts Troy drivers trust the most. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.