Every driver at some time has that moment when you’re driving through Garden Grove enjoying your favorite song on the radio when all of suddenly a vehicle with an damaged exhaust drives by. sometime so load that you panic and swerve as the vehicle screams by. Even worse is when you discover your vehicle is making that sound! Don’t panic, Orozco’s Auto Service can muffle that noise.
Most Garde Grove drivers know your muffler keeps your engine running quietly, but it’s also a big factor for your vehicles complete exhaust system. There are three main functions your exhaust system provides to you vehicle.
While many people know one of the primary functions for your muffle is to reduce the engines exhaust noise. Additionally, it safely moves hot exhaust gases from the engine out the tailpipe through a network of pipes beginning with the exhaust manifold. Finally, the exhaust system treats the exhaust to remove harmful pollutants with the assistance of the catalytic converter.
Lets address the harmful pollutants (carbon monoxide) billowing out from your engine. You don’t want that getting into your passenger compartment, carbon monoxide can be deadly. That’s why you should never run your engine in a closed area or garage. If you have a leak someplace in the exhaust system, it could get into the passenger cabin and make you sick or if ignored, kill you and or your passenger(s). Exhaust gas contains a number of pollutants and dirty particulates.
Another component of all exhaust systems these days is a catalytic converter that scrubs some of those harmful substances. And diesel vehicles have systems to deal with soot. Unfortunately, catalytic converters eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Additionally, they are expensive so you want to help them last as long as possible by keeping your fuel system clean and regularly replacing your air filter. And as many people know, these components need to be tested for function with an emission tests from time to time. If you think you smell exhaust in your vehicle, immediately roll down the windows and drive to Orozco’s Auto Service or any qualified mechanic to get your vehicle inspected.
Sometimes you can smell or see exhaust coming from the engine compartment or under the vehicle if you have a leak. Sometimes you may hear a ticking sound after you start the engine that will go away as you drive. That can mean there’s a small crack or bad fitting / seal that leaks when the engine is cold and closes up when the metal heats up making it expands. It can also generate sound from an exhaust leak that is loud and obvious as stated above.
If you believe your vehicle’s exhaust system needs service or are not sure and would like to have your vehicle inspected, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove today at (714) 537-0076. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs