The exhaust system in your car is important for a number of reasons. Firstly, it ensures that the harmful gasses that your engine omits are converted before they are released into the atmosphere. It also protects you and your passengers from harmful emissions as well. So, when you drive with a broken exhaust system, you can put your health at risk as well as your vehicle's integrity.
What happens when you drive with a broken exhaust system? If your exhaust system isn't working right, then your engine won't run correctly either. If harmful gasses are moving correctly away from the engine, they can start to damage and corrode important engine parts. Your engine performance will decrease as well as your fuel efficiency.
If there is a problem with your vehicle's exhaust, you'll notice these symptoms:
- Your engine seems noisier than usual, especially if you hear tapping or hissing noises
- Your engine power and acceleration has decreased
- Your fuel efficiency isn't as great as it used to be
- You notice a burning smell coming from the engine
- The exhaust pipe is hanging low
- You notice the smell of gas while driving
Getting your car looked at as soon as you notice an exhaust problem is important. Here are some of the dangers when it comes to driving with a bad vehicle exhaust:
- You can be at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning
- Your fuel efficiency has decreased dramatically
- Your car is performing poorly
- Your check engine light is on and you cannot pass emissions testing
In conclusion, never leave your exhaust problems unattended. It can lead to severe engine trouble and a car that won't run. We invite you to our shop at your first sign of an engine or exhaust system problem. We will have you repaired in no time and back on the road with a safe vehicle. Your health could be at stake, so don't risk it. Call us with your questions today!