A loud engine is a sign that you have a problem with the muffler. Urb’s Garage can replace the muffler if it is no longer able to reduce the noise that comes from your car, truck, or utility vehicle’s engine. Concern over getting a ticket is valid depending on how loud the engine is. A faulty muffler is just one sign that your vehicle has exhaust system problems. Here are the other signs.
Acceleration and Power Loss
The exhaust system can get clogged or spring a leak over time. When this happens, you will notice that your vehicle lags when you try to accelerate and loses power as you pick up speed. The vehicle will also lose power when the engine is under stress. This is a sign that the engine is filled with exhaust gases, whether due to the clogged or the leak. Repairing the exhaust system will restore the engine’s power.
Noticeable Fuel Efficiency Loss
Unfortunately, until you repair the exhaust system, you will also notice a significant reduction in your vehicle’s gas mileage. This is because the engine is struggling to run and burning more fuel. You cannot expect to get good gas mileage if the engine is not running efficiently. A problem with the exhaust system directly affects how efficiently the engine runs.
Burning Odors in the Engine Bay
Burning odors coming from the engine bay can be a sign that the exhaust system is leaking. In this case, you may have a cracked exhaust manifold gasket that is releasing hot exhaust into the engine bay. When the exhaust comes in contact with auto parts that are made from susceptible materials such as rubber or plastic, the exhaust will melt the auto parts.
Visible Damage to the Tailpipe
Visible damage to the tailpipe is another sign of an exhaust system problem. You need the tailpipe to be in good shape so that it releases the exhaust away from the car, truck, or utility vehicle. The tailpipe can get damaged easily because of where it is located.
Gasoline or Diesel Fuel Odors
Finally, your exhaust system is clogged or leaking if you can smell gasoline or diesel fuel inside the automobile. You don’t need us to tell you that this is dangerous because you could be inhaling carbon monoxide. Don’t drive your automobile. Rather, have it towed to our shop.
Urb’s Garage in Burlington, KY, or Urb’s Garage in Erlanger, KY, can repair your exhaust system problems. Call us today for an appointment.