Like all vehicle parts, exhausts need a little TLC every once in a while. However, unlike vehicle parts that have a routine maintenance schedule, your exhaust will let you know when it needs repair. Here at RK Auto Repair, we specialize in all exhaust systems, especially custom exhausts in NH. If your exhaust system is showing any of the following signs, it may be time to give our team a call.
One of the sure signs of exhaust failure is increased noise. Similarly, increased noise is typically the first sign that most drivers will notice. Because the system’s function is to keep engine noise down, a leak in the exhaust will result in loud rumbling grabbing the attention of the vehicle owner and all that pass by. A typical spot for a leak to occur is in the exhaust manifold. However, your engine may also leak at the manifold, which could cause possible harmful effects to both the driver and passengers. Thus, it’s always best to have your vehicle looked at as soon as possible if you’re noticing an increase in exhaust noise.
Decreased Fuel Efficiency
Another sure sign that there’s a leak with your exhaust system is a decrease in fuel efficiency. However, this sign is a bit easier to overlook if not paying close attention to your mileage. The reason for efficiency loss could be that your engine is operating at hotter temperatures than usual. If you notice you’re making more trips to the gas stations than usual, give your local auto repair shop a call. It’s always better to catch potential issues sooner than later. If small problems go ignored, they could become more costly headaches for you in the future.
Paying close attention to the normal conditions of your vehicle is imperative to noticing when something is off. For example, some older cars provide their owners with a massage when driven, and this is somewhat normal for them. However, if your vehicle suddenly provides feedback from the steering wheel or gas pedal, you may be facing an exhaust leak. Although it may not seem like too much of a concern, if left unattended, the vibrations could increase making vehicle handling a difficult task.
Here at RK Auto Repair, our team of experienced professionals can help you determine if your NH custom exhaust needs repair. For more information, visit us online at https://rkautorepairll.wpengine.com or call to schedule your next appointment 603.595.7575.