Signs of Muffler Failure

February 3, 2016 7:57 pm Published by

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Taking the preventative road when it comes to your vehicle can help to keep it save drivable and much more affordable to maintain in the future. Waiting too long to have your muffler serviced when needed can result in higher repair costs and a much larger repair job from the muffler failure.

Many drivers assume that if the problem doesn’t directly affect the way they drive their vehicle that there is nothing to worry about. That couldn’t further from the truth. Muffler issues can affect your vehicle in several ways. Here are some symptoms that indicate your car has a faulty muffler.

Loud Sounds

When you have muffler failure or exhaust system starts to go bad, it may make loud noises. Whenever you press the accelerator, you may notice your muffler sounds like a roaring lion that is getting louder. When a muffler is working properly, you shouldn’t be able to hear it working at all. Loud noises are a good indicator that it is time to have your vehicle checked out by a mechanic.

Toxic Fumes

When you start smelling bad smells inside of your car, you need to have your exhaust checked for leaks. The exhaust is supposed to vent fumes to the outside of your vehicle. When the fumes find their way inside of your vehicle’s cabin, there is a good chance that a leak or a much serious problem is present. Frequent exposure to exhaust fumes can be fatal so it is important for you to have your muffler inspected and repaired right away if you start smelling fumes.

Decreased Fuel Efficiency

An exhaust system that is well-tuned offers several benefits, such as improved fuel efficiency. If you happen to notice your vehicle seems to be guzzling more and more gas or that you are spending more time at the pump, your vehicle may have an exhaust problem or muffler failure.

A healthy exhaust system is one that is quiet and efficient. It is easy to forget about this component when it is working properly. Don’t wait until you suspect there is a problem before you bring into a muffler shop for an inspection and repair.

Whether your vehicle is need of inspection or repairs, don’t hesitate to bring it to Rivergate Muffler & Complete Auto Care. Give us a call at (615) 502-0323 or stop on by 159 Gleaves Street Madison, TN 37115.

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