Like all parts, mufflers can go bad due to collisions, excessive moisture or too much heat. In the event of a collision, it can crack, break or get pushed out of alignment, but too much moisture can lead to rust, and excessive heat makes metal weak.
As part of regular maintenance, you should make a habit of circling your car before getting into it to inspect the visible components. If your muffler appears to be suffering from rust or is cracked or warped, call Team Automotive. We’ll fix it up right away. But what if you have a faulty muffler and you can’t see any visible damage? Here are a few signs to look for if you’re not sure whether your muffler is in need of repairs:
- Loud roaring noises coming from car engine
- Stinking exhaust fumes
- Dramatic drop in miles per gallon
- Unable to accelerate easily
- Misfiring (hesitate or shaking motor)
- Burning Smell
No one wants to suffer a noisy car that may or may not work in the morning. Don’t let your muffler problem spread to other components in your exhaust system. When you need a muffler repair, it’s best to act quickly. If your car, SUV, van or truck is suffering any of the above symptoms, don’t hesitate. Call Team Automotive, our auto repair shop, right away and speak to one our our friendly, knowledgeable mechanics. We’ll set up an appointment for a full exhaust system inspection and we’ll give you a free quote to repair or replace any part of your exhaust system.