Signs For Exhaust Repairs
There are three key warning signs and symptoms that may occur when the exhaust is not performing correctly. They can be quite noticeable, and so quickly booking in service is the safest option for both you and the car.
When driving and feeling vibrations in either the foot pedal or steering wheel is often linked to an exhaust leak. Also, the whole car may shake if the leak is at an extreme level. When feeling the vibrations, it is an immediate warning sign to receive exhaust help as soon as possible. Because, the leaking exhaust may result in steering being altered to the point where it is not possible. Therefore, controlling the vehicle can be extremely tough and ultimately dangerous for the car and more so yourself.
Increased Engine Noises
Hearing the engine make louder and uncommon sounds that usual can indicate that the exhaust needs repairing. This is because the exhaust has a function to keep the engine sound at as low as possible. Therefore, the higher volume of the engine conveys that repair is needed on the exhaust. The exhaust manifold having a leak will really increase the volume of the engine while also allowing hazardous fumes to enter the passenger cabin. This means poisoning can occur, thus, repairs should happen within the quickest amount of possible time.
Decreased Fuel Efficiency
Even though there can be multiple factors which can result in the fuel efficiency decreasing, the exhaust being damaged can be a common problem. The presence of an exhaust leak can impact how many fumes are being carried away and can leave the engine to operate on hooter temperatures. As a result from this increase in temperatures the fuel efficiency decreases as the engine has to work harder. When realising that you are spending more time at the petrol station this can be from the exhaust system being out of line. Service and repairs are needed to solve the issue with your exhaust system.
White, Black or Blue Smoke
When your exhaust produces white smoke it means that the engine coolant is low. This can happen when a cracked or warped cylinder head, a failed head gasket or a cracked engine block overheating. When the engine is using more fuel than it should, block smoke will appear. As a result from the fuel injectors, fuel-pressure, air filter or fuel line having a problem can cause this issue. When blue smoke appears from the exhaust, that means oil has leaked and burnt in the engine system. Ultimately, when you tell us the colour of the smoke we will immediately repair the system depending on the colour and efficiently.