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What Are the Most Common Exhaust System Problems

A car's optimum performance depends largely on the exhaust system. The system has the responsibility of emitting gases and other combustion components from the automotive engine. If further reduces any unnecessary noise generated, making the ride comfortable and smooth.

The exhaust system is a composition of different components that work collaboratively in achieving its functions. These parts include:

  • Exhaust manifold

  • Oxygen sensors

  • Piping

  • Catalytic converter

  • Resonator

  • Silence

  • Tailpipe

If there is trouble with any of the components, the functioning of the exhaust system is compromised. There are common exhaust system troubles that many drivers have report. They require immediate mechanical interventions to ensure safety while on the road. They include;

Bad Oxygen Sensor

Oxygen sensors are responsible for balancing the air and fuel mixture. They are located in the exhaust system. Their malfunctions are common, and this affects the computer engine. It results in improper air-fuel mixture balance, which mostly results in a clogged catalytic converter. It damages the car system, and there is a need to get it fixed to maintain the exhaust system's functionality.

Rust

Rust is among the most common exhaust system troubles. With time, the rust might form bumps and cause physical damage to the car components. The accumulation of rain, snow, and salt causes corrosion and holes in the muffler pipes and resonators, among other exhaust system components, which compromises its functionality.

Loose Components

Another common plague for the exhaust system is loose parts. These are common to detect through rustling sounds while driving. The sounds could indicate loose brackets, a detached exhaust pipe, or a loose heat shield. Apart from an uncomfortable ride, the loosed parts cause more damages to the vehicle, and getting them diagnosed and fixed is always an excellent solution.

Exhaust Leaks

The driving conditions might impact the vehicle's functionality as many parts may find it challenging to withstand the conditions. Constant driving on rough roads impacts the longevity period of the exhaust system. The shaking and bumping might cause cracks in the exhaust system, which leads to the leaking of poisonous fume in the cabin. The damages place the car occupants in danger.

Constant exhaust systems checks are important to ensure the vehicle functions to its full potential. For all exhaust system repairs, visit our auto repair shop today!

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