Car Batteries & Exhaust Systems
Taking care of your exhaust system and the law
The silencer is the part of the exhaust that usually needs attention first. This is because it is the furthest away from the engine and is the most likely to be corroded by acidic moisture. This is because these parts remain relatively cold and give exhaust gases a chance to condense and form pools of corrosive acid inside the system.
You'll know that you have a problem with your silencer because your exhaust starts making a roaring noise.
Other noises to listen out for include hissing, which indicates a crack in the exhaust manifold, exhaust pipe or a leaking gasket. A chugging noise could mean a blockage in the exhaust system.
If you hear rattling under the car it could mean that the exhaust system has become misaligned. And if you can hear a loud metallic vibration, it usually means that something is touching the exhaust pipe or that a clamp, support bracket or mounting is loose. Hangers and brackets hold your exhaust in place. Corroded, fractured or missing hangers or brackets can cause extra stress which can also lead to premature exhaust failure.
Other problems can be identified with a visual check. External rust may not be as serious as it first appears, because it may only be on the surface. But cracks in the pipe or jagged holes around seams and joins between pipes can be signs of bigger problems.
If you hear any strange noises at all coming from your exhaust, the best advice is to take your vehicle to one of our sites where a Qualified Exhaust Specialist will be able to help you diagnose the fault.
You then have to make a decision about whether to replace the whole exhaust or just parts of it. Often, if one part is corroded, it is likely that parts of a similar age could be corroded too. Sometimes the different parts of an exhaust fuse together because of heat and they are starting to corrode. That makes separation of the individual parts extremely difficult.
Your exhaust system is the piping through which toxic exhaust gases are removed from the combustion occuring inside your engine. This system is one of the most important systems, of the many that makes up your vehicle. Removing these gases ensures that the combustion occurs properly and your engine works as it should. But more importantly, it ensures that your vehicle uses it's fuel efficiently by monitoring the oxygen emission levels and controlling fuel-air mix to operate your engine at peak performance.
At Cheam Motor Spares & Auto Services, we can supply you exhaust system or parts for all vehicle types, as well as an expert to professionally install it for you on our premises. As we offer a guarantee on our work so you can be rest assured that any work we do on your exhaust system is to the highest standard and the best workmanship.
We offer a same day exhaust replacement service which means you are without your vehicle for only a short while!