The muffler is one of the most crucial parts of the exhaust system. As a responsible vehicle owner, you should understand the basic functions of the muffler and the signs of a bad muffler.
The muffler is responsible for “muffling” the sounds that your engine makes when it goes through combustion. Without a functioning muffler, you can experience extremely loud rides. Another role the muffler plays is to funnel the emissions away from the engine and direct them out of your car in a safe manner. If there is a hole or crack in the metallic pipe, the exhaust fumes can make their way inside your vehicle or somewhere else unsafe.
How to Tell If You Need Muffler Repair/Replacement
Your muffler can become damaged with wear and tear. Otherwise, it tends to be a component that lasts a very long time. When an accident occurs involving your muffler, you’ll be sure to notice it. Your car will show the following signs:
Excess Noise - Because the muffler acts as a noise-canceling device, you may hear rattling or even roaring sounds when your muffler is damaged. Additionally, you may notice vehicle vibrations along with it.
Slow Acceleration - A broken muffler can affect your car’s acceleration power. If your vehicle feels sluggish, you should have a professional take a look at your muffler.
Poor fuel economy - When your vehicle has an exhaust leak, it can put a strain on your engine and make it consume more gas.
If you noticed your vehicle demonstrating the signs above, please do not hesitate to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop. At Elite Auto Experts, we can examine your exhaust pipe and check your other exhaust system components to ensure your vehicle is safe.
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