We’ve all had that moment when you’re peacefully driving through Fullerton enjoying the radio and all of suddenly a vehicle with an exploding exhaust drives by, sometime with a noise so load you panic and swerve as the vehicle screams by. Even worse is when you discover your vehicle is making that sound! Don’t panic, Orozco’s Auto Service can muffle that noise.
While everyone knows your muffler keeps your engine running quietly, but it’s also a key factor for your vehicles complete exhaust system. There are three main functions your exhaust system provides you vehicle.
While many people know one of the primary functions for your muffle is to reduce the engines exhaust noise. Additionally, it safely moves hot exhaust gases from the engine out the tailpipe through a network of pipes beginning with the exhaust manifold. Finally, the exhaust system treats the exhaust to remove harmful pollutants with the assistance of the catalytic converter.
Lets address that poisonous exhaust (carbon monoxide) extruding from your engine. You don’t want that getting into your passenger compartment, carbon monoxide can be deadly. That’s why you should never run your engine in a closed area/garage. If you have a leak someplace in the exhaust system, it could get into the passenger cabin and make you ill or if ignored, kill you and or your passenger(s). Exhaust gas contains a number of pollutants and dirty particulates. Luckily all exhaust systems these days have a catalytic converter that scrubs some of those harmful substances. And diesel vehicles have systems to deal with soot. Catalytic converters will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Unfortunately, they are expensive so you want to help them last as long as possible by keeping your fuel system clean and replacing your air filter regularly. These components need to be tested for function with an emission tests from time to time.
If you think you smell exhaust in your vehicle, immediately roll down the windows and drive to Orozco’s Auto Service or any qualified mechanic to get your vehicle inspected. Sometimes you can smell or see exhaust coming from the engine compartment or under the vehicle if you have a leak. Sometimes it sounds like a ticking sound after you start the engine that will go away as you drive. That may mean there’s a small crack or bad fitting / seal that leaks when the engine is cold but closes up when the metal heat up making it expands. It can also generate sound from an exhaust leak that is loud and obvious as stated above.
If you believe your vehicle’s exhaust system needs service or are not sure and would like to have your vehicle inspected, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton today at (714) 525-3239. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
Orozco’s Auto Service Fullerton – Orange County, CA
1018 W. Orangethorpe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833, USA
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