Why Do Broken Exhausts Make Loud Noises?

For those of you that aren’t so well versed in the ways of the automobile, a loud, unhealthy noise will be the first indicator that something isn’t right with your car. If that sound is emanating from the exhaust then there is a whole range of things that could be wrong, and at Tyred and Exhausted we can provide a professional and efficient repair service for exhausts in Aylesbury and the rest of Buckinghamshire. So if you’re hearing a loud noise from your exhaust, what could it mean?

Situated the furthest from the engine, it is usually the silencer that will need attention first. As this part of the exhaust usually remains relatively cold, the gases which are produced by the exhaust are liable to condense to form pools of corrosive acid within the system. A corroded silencer will typically be identifiable by a loud roaring noise, though we will be able to discover the exact cause of the noise on inspection.

Another common problem that can occur is that the exhaust manifold can crack, and this results in a hissing sound, though this noise could also indicate a cracked exhaust pipe or leaking gasket, so it is vital that you bring your car in so we can check it out. It is advisable that you take your car into a garage as soon as you notice a problem with it, but it is especially important when it comes to exhaust issues. Another example of a problem that you need to get looked at immediately is a chugging noise, as this could mean a blockage in the system which could have major repercussions for the engine.

Your exhaust system can also experience alignment and positional issues, and this could result in a number of noises. It is likely that your exhaust is misaligned if you hear a rattling noise, but if it is a more metallic vibration then there is probably a clamp, support bracket or mounting loose. Although a loose exhaust will still work, this lack of support leads to more stress on the system that can lead to premature failure if not corrected.

So if you’re experiencing an exhaust problem come down to see us here at Tyred & Exhausted and we will be happy to have a chat with you and discuss the work that needs to be done.

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