Here at Ecotest we fit exhausts to most makes of vehicle. We can fit original equipment exhaust systems and catalytic converters or after-market exhaust systems which are a lot less expensive.
If you need any advice about your exhaust system, silencer, catalytic converter or lambda sensor please feel free to call Ecotest MOT on Bracknell 01344 426030 and speak to one of reception staff who will be happy to advise you.
Listen For Signs Of A Problem
The silencer is the part of the exhaust that usually needs attention first, as it is the furthest away from the engine and is the most likely to be corroded by acidic moisture.
This is because these parts remain relatively cold and give exhaust gases a chance to condense and form pools of corrosive acid inside the system. You'll know that you have a problem with your silencer because your exhaust starts making a loud roaring noise.
Other noises to listen out for include hissing, which indicates a crack in the exhaust manifold, exhaust pipe or a leaking gasket. A chugging noise could mean a blockage in the exhaust system.
If you hear rattling under the car it could mean that the exhaust system has become misaligned. If you can hear a loud metallic vibration, it usually means that something is touching the exhaust pipe or that a clamp, support bracket or mounting is loose.
Hangers and brackets hold your exhaust in place. If these become corroded, fractured or fall off completely, it can cause extra stress to the exhaust housing which can also lead to premature exhaust failure.
How Can I Tell If My Exhaust Needs Attention?
Most exhaust problems can be diagnosed by listening out for unfamiliar noises or with a visual check underneath the car.