All About Your Exhaust System

Car owners know that it is important to check and maintain the car’s exhaust system, but how often do they need to be serviced? Below are some indicators that the exhaust system may need to be serviced:

  • Engine Misfire: One indicator that the exhaust system needs to be serviced is when the engine starts to misfire. The exhaust system starts inside the cylinder head and flows through exhaust headers, pipes, catalytic converter, and then muffler if any of these exhaust components in damaged the engine will misfire (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-muffler).
  • Loud Exhaust: Excess exhaust noise is an indicator that there is a leak in the exhaust system, most likely the muffler and it is time to have it serviced (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-muffler).
  • Exhaust Pipe Condensation: After your car engine has been running it will cool down, and moisture will condense inside the exhaust pipe and muffler, over time this will cause the parts to rust and leak. If you notice excessive condensation leaking from the exhaust pipe, it is time to get it checked out (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-muffler).

At Mathews Newark Ford we know how important your car is to you and your family if you have any questions about your exhaust system come visit our service center and speak with one of our experts.

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