Exhaust Repair in Berkeley/Oakland
You may not realize it, but your exhaust might be the most important system of your car. While it may not keep you moving forward or steer you in the right direction, the exhaust and muffler systems prevent toxic fumes from entering your vehicle and the atmosphere. Over time, climate and road conditions can cause exhaust system to break or wear down, usually due to rust. To protect your vehicle’s integrity as well as your well-being, bring it in to H & B. Our team of trustworthy and professional technicians are guaranteed to diagnose the issue and provide all the necessary service so you can get back on the road with the peace of mind that you’re not about to fail an emissions test.
Warning Signs Your Exhaust System Needs Repair
If your exhaust system / muffler is damaged, it can seriously decrease the efficiency of your vehicle as well as put yours and others health at risk. Here are some telltale signs that you need to get some repairs on your exhaust / muffler to bring it back to peak efficiency:
- The vehicle makes louder noises than usual
- Fuel consumption increases / Lack of performance is noticeable
- Rust is visible on the exhaust pipe
- Exhaust system rattles noticeably
- Unusual smell or burning odor
If these symptoms are prevalent in your vehicle, there may be an exhaust leak due to corrosion.
Another telltale sign to look out for is noise. If your vehicle is noticeably louder than it’s been, then there might be a problem with your exhaust. An engine leak at the manifold greatly increases the engine’s volume as well as the possibility to allow dangerous fumes to waft into the cabin. Odd vibrations in the steering wheel or gas pedals are also signs that you are leaking exhaust. If the problem is serious enough, you may feel the entire vehicle shake.
These aren’t just road-safety issues, they are health issues. Contact one of our service department today if you think there’s a problem with your exhaust.