EXHAUST SYSTEMS AND MUFFLER REPAIR
Exhaust Systems and Muffler Repair
Your exhaust system has three functions: it acts as a muffler, it directs the exhaust gases from the engine to the tail pipe, and it treats the exhaust to remove harmful pollutants. The matter in exhaust may be of better quality these days, but if you don’t give your exhaust system a minimum of maintenance, you could still wind up facing expensive repairs.
The exhaust system is made up of an exhaust manifold that collects the exhaust gases from the various cylinders, a flexible part that absorbs the shocks in the engine, a gas analyzer, a catalytic converter that burns harmful gases, and a pipe with a muer on it. Bands, clamps, and supports hold everything together under the vehicle.
It goes without saying that the system is constantly exposed to hot and cold temperatures and all sorts of weather conditions (rain, snow, and mud).
That’s why we recommend you have a certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician inspect the system for any defective parts. But there’s more: before you have your exhaust system serviced, you must first service the engine.
The gas analyzer and the catalytic converter are the two most expensive parts. The gas analyzer sends messages to the central computer, while the catalytic converter burns toxic nitrogen oxides. Without engine maintenance and tune-ups, these two exhaust system parts will stop working properly and need to be replaced. That’s when the Check Engine light will come on.
So if you see smoke, smell gas, feel vibrations, or the Check Engine light comes on, ask a certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician to take a look at your vehicle. A simple inspection of the exhaust system or a quick repair is the best solution.
Frequently Asked Questions
A leak in your exhaust system could be deadly. If Kitchener drivers smell exhaust in the passenger cabin or hear an unusual exhaust sound, they should get their exhaust system checked and repaired. Talk to your Techline Motors service advisor This is vital: Carbon monoxide in your exhaust is odorless, colorless and tasteless, and can be fatal to you and your passengers – so don’t delay if you suspect and exhaust leak.
There could be a number of reasons for a failed ON emissions test so some vital diagnostic work is in order. A common reason for Kitchener drivers is that the catalytic converter has failed. The catalytic converter removes some of the harmful elements in exhaust.
When a catalytic converter fails it must be replaced, which isn’t cheap for Kitchener drivers. Many Kitchener folks stop there, but the converter failed for a reason. There may be any number of engine run conditions that led to the failure. It would certainly be smart to have your Techline Motors service advisor diagnose the cause so that you don’t end up with another pricey catalytic converter replacement down the road.
Oh, and that Check Engine Light that so many Kitchener drivers ignore: It might just be illuminated for a an essential condition that could lead to catalytic converter damage. Have your Techline Motors service advisor get to the bottom of any check engine light situation.
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1392 Victoria Street North,
Kitchener, ON N2B 3E2
Most recent Customer Reviews – May 4th, 2021
“We’ve been having our vehicles serviced at this location for several years. Finding an automotive shop that we can trust has been very important to us. This visit we had some repairs done to our daughter’s car that were brought to our attention when we had her winter tires swapped out. As always, an accurate cost was communicated to us ahead of time. Covid precautions were taken at drop off and pick up. I have recommended this shop to several friends.”