API Car Repairs

Is your car exhaust making odd sounds?

Jul 1, 2016

Your car exhaust is actually very good at telling you when there is a problem; it will start to make lots of weird and wonderful sounds that you have not heard before. What sound you hear can help identify the problem?

  •  If your car exhaust starts to make a loud roaring noise, then the silencer has an issue. This part of the exhaust remains quite cold so is susceptible to acid corrosion which creates holes.
  • Hissing noises coming from the exhaust can indicate a problem with the manifold, main gaskets or pipe.
  • If the exhaust starts to make a chugging noise, then it will usually be a blockage of some kind.
  • A rattling noise or metallic vibration sound can mean that the brackets holding the exhaust in place are loose and need replacing.

If you hear any of these noises bring your car down to API Car Repair in Colchester town centre for us to take a look. We can quickly source the problem and fix it at much lower cost than a breakdown callout because you exhaust has fallen off! Call today!