The exhaust system removes exhaust gases from the engine, reducing the noise generated by the engine during its operation and reducing the amount of harmful gases resulting from the combustion of the fuel. It also affects optimum operation of the engine, even more so because the number of cars equipped with more than one sensor controlling the engine’s exhaust gas is increasing. The exhaust system consists of the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter and mufflers. Each of the elements affects the noise generated by the engine, purity of exhaust gases and the performance.
The exhaust system is one of the elements that are subject to periodic replacement. Its durability depends on the conditions under which it works. After any defect of the exhaust system it is necessary to remove it. Repairs of the exhaust system generally consist of replacement of the defective element with a new one.
The main symptoms of defects in the exhaust system include its noisy operation, disturbing vibrations while braking and, often, accompanying decrease of the engine power. Early detection of leaks in the system may mean local welding and a low cost of repair, whereas bigger damage, progressing corrosion or extensive wear qualify a part or, in the worst-case scenario, the whole system for replacement.
Damage to the exhaust system may result in the driver being fined for excessive noise. Moreover, a defective system causes a risk of an element coming off the vehicle thus posing a danger to other traffic participants and ourselves. Therefore, it is crucial to take care of the exhaust system efficiency.
The mechanics at our garage will check technical condition of the exhaust system and, if necessary, will professionally conduct the required repairs to enable you enjoy its longer failure-free operation.
The scope of exhaust system repairs includes:
- Mufflers in passenger and sports cars and LCVs
- Exhaust pipes
- Catalytic converters
- Flexible joints
- Screws, springs, clasps
- Seals and sealing rings
- Rubber and rubber-metal hangers