The exhaust system is a vital part of your vehicle’s emission system, as it is responsible for removing several different emissions from your vehicle; these include the harmful gases carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and nitrogen monoxide. Exhaust leaks can be very dangerous to you and your passenger’s health and must be fixed by a qualified automotive technician immediately. Issues with your exhaust system may also negatively affect your fuel economy or vehicle performance. Damage to the exhaust is typically the result of rust or water build up over time, in addition to cracks arising from normal usage.
Exhaust systems should regularly be inspected for leaks, damage, and broken supports or hangers; especially if there is an unusual noise. Take your vehicle into an OK Tire location, and the technician will inspect the entire exhaust system from the engine all the way to the tailpipe looking for any leaks, rust, broken components, or any unusual or loud noises. A back pressure test may also be required to determine if there are any blockages or restrictions within the exhaust system. Once a diagnostic inspection has been completed, the technician will repair or replace any defective, broken, or worn components. A final inspection will then be completed to ensure that your system is working correctly.
When your exhaust system is doing its job properly you are then able to drive your vehicle safely, your overall driving experience will be enhanced, and it is helpful to the environment.