When was the last time you check your car mufflers? It is necessary to check car mufflers once in a while but most people tend to forget all about them. If you take advantage of our mobile car servicing, however, we always check your muffler, because problems in this area can have a range of quite serious consequences.
The worst that can happen is that exhaust fumes can enter your car, which is a really extreme problem that rarely occurs but isn’t outside the realms of possibility. Usually, owners call us because their car seems to be lacking in power and we find that the muffler is the cause or we notice a problem with the muddler during your mobile car service.
What is the muffler?
Whilst the muffler is part of your exhaust system, it’s a function is only to reduce the noise from your exhaust. The problem is that mufflers can create back pressure in your exhaust system, which reduces the efficiency of your engine and if left for too long without fixing, can result in a significant loss of power. It’s always best to call your local mobile car mechanic and have your muffler inspected on an annual basis, just as a safety precaution.
Signs you have a problem with the muffler
Over time, your muffler will corrode and one of the first signs of a problem is often that your exhaust sounds extremely noisy. As mentioned above, a lack of power can be another indicator, as can rattling noises under the car and leaking gaskets.
You can easily check the muffler yourself in between your mobile car servicing, simply by taking a look for corrosion and making sure that it’s securely clamped to the underside of your vehicle. If it needs to be replaced, you can either do it yourself (if you are handy with cars) or you can call your mobile car mechanic to do the job for you.