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The exhaust system on your car plays an important role in how it functions. This system is responsible for converting bad gasses before they are released into the environment, for leading gasses to the back of the car to exit and to muffle the noise made by the engine. If any of these operation fails it can severely affect the performance of your vehicle. The mechanics at Transmission Doctors of Portland, OR and Gresham, OR are experts when it comes to making sure your exhaust system is performing properly.
Your vehicle’s exhaust system is made up of pipes in many different shapes. These pipes are fused together and their job is to convert and remove gasses – or emissions – from the car. A key part to this system is the muffler. The muffler is usually found toward the back of the car. The muffler’s main job is to quiet the noise from the engine. Not only does a muffler enable you to enjoy a quiet ride, it also keeps you from breaking the law, as there are many ordinances in place when it comes to vehicle noise.
There are many signs that you might need to have your exhaust system repaired or your muffler replaced. One of the most obvious things is the noise. Since your muffler is designed to keep your car running quietly, if you’re hearing more noise than usual it could be a sign you need a muffler replacement. If you see any rust or holes on your muffler or exhaust system pipes, theses need to be repaired immediately, as they can release harmful gases into the atmosphere and the cabin of your car. If the car tends to overheat, this could also be a sign the exhaust system needs repair. If you suspect you may be having an issue with your exhaust system or muffler, bring your vehicle into Transmission Doctors and an expert technician can inspect your car for needed repairs.
Unless you’re experiencing symptoms above, there’s no reason to have your muffler replaced. If you’re concerned there might be an issue bring your vehicle in to have it inspected. It’s important to have your car lifted to check other pipes in the exhaust system to make sure rust isn’t forming beneath your vehicle.