If you hear a loud rumbling noise coming from under or behind your vehicle, you likely have some problem with the muffler or exhaust system. If the byproducts of burning gasoline can’t exit the fuel system, you’ll notice a sharp drop in your mileage. Not addressing these problems can lead to more significant and expensive repairs or replacements in the future. It’s important to fix exhaust-related problems as soon as possible and avoid the resulting expenses.
Problem With Car Exhaust
As discussed earlier, one of the most noticeable results with your exhaust is a drop in miles per gallon. However, MPG can also be a sign of other potential issues such as a clogged fuel line or improperly inflated tires. Keep in mind that your car will not get efficient gas mileage if it doesn’t get rid of emissions properly. There are some easy ways to make sure the exhaust system is working properly.
If your car seems to be making more noise than usual, it could be a case of a damaged muffler. If your car is making too much noise, you could be ticketed for disturbing the peace in your neighborhood. If you hear a loud hum or noise the next time you drive your car, have it professionally checked by a trusted mechanic.
Another symptom of an underlying exhaust problem is if you notice a strange vibration when you depress the steering or gas. Controlling a vibrating car can be quite difficult. It’s best to fix the problem early.
It Smells Bad
If you notice that the car smells bad, it could be a sign that something is wrong with your vehicle. While there are many different smells that indicate something is wrong with your vehicle, they can potentially be more harmful than you realize. Get it checked immediately if you notice any foul smell or odor.
Dealing With Exhaust Problems
One of the biggest deterrents to fixing exhaust problems the ‘DIY way’ is that there are many different issues that can result in exhaust problems. Mostly it can arise due to blockage or leakage. However, it can be quite difficult to predict the spot and pinpoint the exact location of the problem. Incidentally, even if you get the spots right, you won’t be able to solve the problem unless you’re comfortable using a welder’s torch. It’s best to let a trained mechanic handle exhaust issues. They have the skills and tools needed to locate the problem, fix it, and as long as it’s not a problem with your catalytic converter, hiring a mechanic isn’t that expensive either. Ignoring the problem or causing further damage due to improperly done DIY work can be very costly.