February 26, 2014

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Loud exhaust noise can come from the front or rear of your vehicle – and most of us would not welcome it as it literally distracts us while driving! To be able to fix this problem as soon as possible, the first thing that must be done is to check out the cause of all those noises. It could be that the muffler or exhaust pipe is worn out, and needs to be replaced immediately. You may have a cracked or broken exhaust manifold – and that will as well require a replacement. A loud popping or backfiring noise when you step on the gas pedal is not something you want to ignore, as the engine will not run and function well, and you could risk a fire under the hood.

The heat shield under the passenger compartment could also be the problem. If it is loose, you may hear a noise that sounds like a lot of rocks rattling around in a tin can – not pleasant at all, right? This could be a simple fix, though, if bolts in the heat shield were too tightened, after letting the car cool off so a repair technician could slide underneath your vehicle to fix it, making sure the car is not running when he crawls under it to secure the bolts in the heat shield. If the heat shield has gotten bent, and is already touching the exhaust pipe, creating that noise, it can be bent back away from the exhaust pipe. This may not be your problem, though. You may have a broken exhaust hanger, which is basically a very sturdy heavy rubber band-type loop that supports the muffler. They do wear out, though, and can leave your muffler hanging! Which of the aforementioned problems causes your vehicle to produce unnecessary and distracting noise?Do you know what possible solutions may be done to fix them? You may fix them by yourself but make sure you have enough knowledge about such matters. Or else, you may be putting yourself in danger if not properly done. Still, the best thing to do is to look for a well-trusted car service expert. They can guide you along the way and can provide the best solution for a well-functioning car engine and so as for everyone’s safety and comfort.

With the help of modern technological advances, today’s exhaust system components last years longer compared in the past. Thanks to our up to date technology! Barring road damage, you can expect your original muffler, exhaust pipes, and catalytic converter to serve you better form 8up to 10 years. This does not mean we can ignore maintenance, though. On our part, taking good care of our vehicles is highly recommended to prevent possible engine problems. You should follow the recommendations and professional advice of your manufacturer and also the emission regulations of your state or local government.

Furthermore, you have to make sure you find a reputable auto care center that can guide you through this process.

Your reputable Muffler Man, a Crompton Brothers Automotive center, can guide you through this process. Contact us today or stop by one of our friendly service centers in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta, Surrey, North Burnaby and Coquitlam during our convenient hours of 8am-6pm Monday through Saturday!

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