Some parts of your vehicle are arguably more critical than others, especially where your safety is concerned. Like the brakes, the exhaust system is one of those critical components, and a breakdown could expose you to toxic fumes and put you and your passengers in danger.
The job of the exhaust system is to keep you, and the environment, safe from those harmful fumes. Without a fully functioning exhaust system, the passenger cabin could fill with deadly carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas. If you even suspect that your exhaust system is not working the way it should, you need to bring your vehicle in for service right away.
Listen for Clues
You can tell a lot about your exhaust system by using your ears. If you hear a strange rattle when you drive, your muffler could be coming loose. If you hear other strange sounds, additional components of the exhaust system could be loosening.
You should suspect problems with your exhaust system if you hear any of these sounds, or if you have driven over lots of potholes. Frequent jarring can loosen the bolts that hold your exhaust system in place, putting you and your passengers at risk. and that could allow harmful gasses to leak into the environment – or into the passenger cabin of your car. If you suspect any of these problems, just bring your vehicle to Fairfax Auto Repair for an expert diagnosis and the right repairs.
Is Your Check Engine Light On?
The check engine light is a common issue for many drivers, and chances are your light has illuminated at least once. What you may not realize is that the check engine light is not strictly concerned with your engine. Rather, it is an indication that something in your exhaust system has gone wrong.
If your check engine light is on, it is time to bring your car in for service. Even if your vehicle continues to operate normally, the check engine light means that something has gone wrong, and chances are the issue involves your exhaust system. It could simply be a bad tank of fuel, but it could also be something more serious.
Expert Diagnosis – Quality Repairs
If you have an illuminated check engine light or other problem with your exhaust system, you need to start with an expert diagnosis. At Fairfax Auto Repair, we use our state of the art equipment to pinpoint the problem with your exhaust system.
Once we find the problem, we will go about fixing it, so you can have peace of mind and confidence behind the wheel. We know a functional exhaust system is critical to your safety, and we work hard to keep you protected every time you drive.