What Are Some Common Exhaust Problems?

Most people don't talk about the exhaust system enough, but bad things can happen if it malfunctions. In other words, if you have issues with your catalytic converter, muffler, exhaust pipes, or other exhaust system components, your vehicle will release harmful emissions.


What Does the Exhaust System Do?

First and foremost, it's essential to understand what the exhaust system does in your vehicle before discussing the problems that can occur with it. The exhaust system is responsible for diverting toxic exhaust fumes away from your engine and eventually out the tailpipe. If the exhaust system isn't working correctly, these fumes can escape the cabin. That is the most significant concern as carbon monoxide is very poisonous.

Your exhaust is also in charge of managing your emissions and plays a role in your fuel efficiency.


Signs You Might Have an Exhaust Problem

There are several common warning signs that you may notice when your exhaust system malfunctions. If you experience any of the following symptoms below, please have your exhaust parts inspected by our team at Elite Auto Experts.

  • Vibrating car
  • Loss of engine power
  • Check engine light lit up on the dashboard 
  • Rattling noises (usually caused by the catalytic converter)
  • Loud, annoying exhaust sounds (an indication of a broken muffler or exhaust leak)
  • An unusual smell in the passenger cabin
  • A decrease in fuel efficiency

You can count on our ASE-certified techs at Elite Auto Experts for all of your muffler, catalytic converter, and exhaust system repairs and maintenance needs. You can call our auto repair shop today at 

(281) 717-6712 or schedule a service with us online.