Exhausts and Mufflers

Your car’s muffler and exhaust systems lifespan can be anywhere from 3 years to 10 years. However, this can vary depending on driving style, environmental factors and type of exhaust setup.

You might not realise just how loud a car’s exhaust system is, which is why a muffler is used to cancel out the sound. Your car’s muffler reduces the noise level and controls the engine back pressure. If your vehicle’s muffler or exhaust has a hole or crack,  you will notice a louder than normal driving experience. These cracks and holes can also cause a carbon monoxide leak, so it’s essential to repair your muffler or exhaust system quickly.

The first signs that you may have a muffler or exhaust issue is a grumbling or dull tone when accelerating. This noise is caused by a muffler or exhaust manifold crack. Most of the time, this can be easily repaired; however, depending on the age or car or exhaust system condition, it can be better to replace the system.

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    Another exhaust system issue is problems with the catalytic converter, which plays a vital role in a car’s exhaust system. If your catalytic converter begins to fail, you will hear loud sounds similar to shaking a metal box filled with coins while your vehicle is idle. You may also notice your check engine light is illuminated.

    Port Phillip Automotive offer catalytic converter inspections, repair and replacement, working with all makes and models of vehicles.

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