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3 Signs Your Car Needs Exhaust Repair

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The exhaust is a very important system on your vehicle. It removes hazardous emissions from the engine, routes them past the passenger cabin, converts them to less harmful emissions and then expels them out the tailpipe at the back of your vehicle. And it does all this with virtually no moving parts, aside from the internal exhaust valves. Despite it's lack of motion the exhaust system is one of the hardest worked parts of a vehicle and it is important that it receives proper repair should it fail. This will ensure good health for you and your car. Here are 3 signs it's time for exhaust system repair.

Bad Vibrations

If a car vibrates it can mean a lot of different things, but one of the most common causes is an exhaust leak. You will often feel a small constant vibration while driving that will get worse as you accelerate. A vibration due to a small exhaust leak can often be felt in the steering wheel or the gas pedal. An exhaust leak can mean fumes are getting into the passenger cabin, which is very bad for your health.

Decreased Fuel Efficiency

A exhaust leak will cause a drop in your miles per gallon because it means the engine is having to work harder since the gasses are not being properly removed. To save money at the pump bring your vehicle to an ASE certified mechanic to have the problem resolved.

Increased Engine Noise

One of the first things you may notice if you car has an exhaust leak is a major increase in engine noise. It may sound cool, but it is very unhealthy for your car and possibly for you as well.

If you experience any symptoms of an exhaust leak be sure to bring it to a professional mechanic for a repair. The exhaust system, like many parts on a car, can get very hot during operation so never touch it until your car has been off for quite some time. For expert exhaust repair in Chico bring your car to Boradori Automotive. Call to schedule an appointment for any auto repair in Chico you need at our full service auto repair shop! We can complete engine repair, oil changes, brake repair and so much more!

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