Your vehicle’s exhaust system is the piping used to guide reaction exhaust gases away from the controlled combustion inside your engine. A loud sounding exhaust is the easiest symptom to identify when your exhaust system needs maintenance or repair. Most cars do not need any exhaust work for upwards of 8 to 10 years due to corrosion resistant stainless steel used in exhaust systems installed at the factory. However, age and driving environment eventually wear these components out and cause leaks or they can fail internally, as is the case with catalytic converters.
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Generally you don’t have to replace the whole exhaust system. They are usually built in 3 or 4 sections that can be replaced individually, so honing in on the damaged section can save you money and get you back on the road quicker. The exhaust system consists of a header pipe, catalytic converter, intermediate pipe, and muffler; After a visual inspection it becomes clear where we need to focus our efforts to get you back in working order again.
The one thing that will tip you off that it is time for a repair is noise. You may notice that it is starting to rust from a visual inspection, but it is a leak that is the main concern. Leaks make noise, so they are very easy to diagnose. Rust in this case is the virus, and the leak is the symptom that needs medicating.
If your vehicle is ready for maintenance or have any further questions please be in touch via phone or email. You can find all of our contact information and location right here and at the top of each page on this site. You will be greeted by one of the handsome fellas below, who are happy to take your questions any time of day to make you feel confident that you are making sound decisions regarding your vehicle’s health.
Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a mechanic at Parkside Motors Victoria.
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My name is Kris Cooper, and I am a third year mechanic apprentice at Parkside.
My name is Joseph Lee, and I am a Red Seal Certified mechanic at Parkside.