A muffler is one item on a vehicle that works hard every mile of the way. If the vehicle exhaust system is experiencing performance issues, the whole neighborhood may be aware of the problem. The role of the muffler is to keep the car running quietly as it travels down the road, reduce harmful vehicle emissions and direct gas fumes away from the automobile. Failure to handle any of these important functions should be a sign that its time to schedule an appointment with ASE Certified Mechanics at Clark Automotive conveniently located in Blaine, MN. Ask about our full range of exhaust system repairs and high performance muffler installation.
Noticing Problems With Vehicle Exhaust System?
You may have noticed that something isn’t quite right with your vehicle’s exhaust system. If the muffler is going bad there are several warning signs to watch out for and act on accordingly.
1. Loud Exhaust System Noises
a. When your muffler is operating effectively, it should be working quietly behind the scenes.
b. Any noticeable difference in muffler volume can be taken as a sign that there could be an exhaust system issue that needs further attention.
c. ASE Certified mechanics at Clark Automotive are trained to evaluate and identify which exhaust system component is the source of the noise problem.
d. Loud exhaust sounds could be coming from a hole or crack in a gasket, manifold, exhaust pipe or muffler.
2. Reduced Fuel Economy
a. Your muffler and exhaust system can affect the miles per gallon that you get with your vehicle.
b. A finely tuned exhaust system can contribute to better vehicle MPG and improved engine performance.
c. Keeping track of your fuel economy can be a good way to spot muffler problems before the car rattles down the road.
3. Exhaust Fume Smells
a. One of the most important jobs of the muffler is to funnel dangerous exhaust fumes out away from the vehicle.
b. Cracks or holes in the exhaust system can allow fumes to come up inside of the vehicle.
c. Bad odors coming from your car, truck or SUV can be a sign that the exhaust system is leaking and should be checked out by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible.
d. High performance mufflers can protect the environment by reducing vehicle emissions that are released into the atmosphere.
Complete Muffler Repair and Replacement Service
If you have experienced loud muffler noises, smelly exhaust fumes or lower gas mileage, now is the time to call Clark Automotive for an exhaust system check. We are equipped to repair or replace any of the faulty muffler and exhaust system parts that are causing problems. Our qualified mechanics provide affordable exhaust system options including installation of high performance mufflers designed to keep your engine in peak condition.
Located in Blaine and only a phone call away. To schedule a vehicle exhaust system or muffler repair service contact Clark Automotive at: (763) 784-7944 or Email: email@example.com