Fullerton Muffler Repair
Muffler repair isn’t on most Fullerton drivers minds until their vehicle sounds like an erupting volcano. They also don’t know how important an exhaust system is for your entire vehicle, beside the obvious task of maintaining your peaceful ride. The exhaust system, which your muffler is part of also directs exhaust fumes away from you and your passengers, it improves engines performance, it improves fuel consumption and lastly your catalytic converter that is part of your exhaust system helps to keep pollutants from escaping into our air. Something
Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton would like to share some information about your exhaust system’s components from your engine to the tailpipe. Your engines exhaust journey begins with the exhaust manifold (sometimes referred to as headers) to remove combustion gases from the cylinders. The manifold is linked to a catalytic converter that cleans up the chemical mixture (pollution) before sending it down the line to a resonator and the muffler, both of which help mute the sound produced when the gases billow through your vehicle’s metal pipes.
With all these working components there’s are several possibilities for an exhaust leak and they can result in that loud traditional broken muffler sound. Each of the exhaust system parts listed above are connected through flanges and welds, and with time and corrosion, these connections can start to loosen. One of the initial signs that exhaust gases are escaping prematurely is a ticking that gets louder or faster when you hit the accelerator. A ticking sound can also indicate that there may be crack in an exhaust manifold or a hole in any part of the exhaust system. Depending on how serious the leak is, it can often be repaired with a patch or a fresh weld with the experts at Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton. If you do hear this ticking noise don’t ignore it, besides leading to a greater leak, it’s also releasing carbon monoxide. Those dangerous gases can get into your vehicle and potentially may you sick or even kill in some circumstances.
Luckily, mufflers don’t just stop working overnight without first giving you a few clues that you may have an exhaust problem. Mufflers will usually last from 40,000 to 80,000 miles depending on the weather conditions in your area. Excessive water and salt on the the roads for snow can speed up the degradation which will in turn get incrementally louder as the interior chambers and sound-deadening materials break down. It’s not always easy to detect initially, but eventually you’ll notice that your vehicle is getting significantly louder. This generally means either there’s a large break in the exhaust system or your muffler that’s on its way out. Either way, this is a great time to stop Orozco’s Auto Service. Our ASE auto technicians all well trained to handle any exhaust system and will have you back to your quiet ride in no time.
If your vehicle is getting louder in the exhaust or you hear any new ticking sounds or are not sure and would like to have your exhaust system inspected, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton today at 714-525-3239. Remember to always 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
Call Today: 714-525-3239 – Auto | Fleet | Diesel | Service, Maintenance and Repair
Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!