Exhaust wear and tear can impact performance, cause engine noise and increase fuel consumption in a car. Exposure to the elements can also affect the condition of the exhaust system. Issues with the exhaust can be harmful to passengers and the environment.
What does the exhaust do?
We only see the rear end of the exhaust system but actually it is a quite complex system of approximately three meters long. An exhaust in good condition:
- maintains your car’s performance,
- ensures optimal fuel consumption,
- decreases engine noise,
- transforms harmful substances to protect the environment (the catalytic convertor).
If you think there is a problem don’t hesitate to contact your nearest First Stop specialist for help and professional advice. We will assist you with the necessary repairs or replacements.
How often should I have the exhaust checked?
Normally, the exhaust should be checked every three-six years, depending on the car brand and mileage. When you think there is a problem with the don’t hesitate to contact your nearest First Stop specialist for help and professional advice. We will assist you with the necessary repairs or replacements.
When should I have the exhaust system checked?
Depending on make and mileage, we recommend checking the exhaust system every 3-6 years, and replacing the catalytic convertor every 80,000 -100,000 km / 50,000 - 60,000 miles.
What are the signs of an issue with my car exhaust?
- Black smoke
- Vehicle losing power
- Engine frequently cutting out
- Metallic sounds or vibration under the car, steering wheel or gear stick