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What Are the Warning Signs of a Bad Muffler?

Your muffler is one of many metal pipes that play a major role in the vehicle’s exhaust system. The muffler directs exhaust fumes away from the engine and passenger cabin. This aren’t the best gasses to be inhaling, which is why it is so imperative that your exhaust works. The primary purpose of the muffler is to limit exhaust sounds, so you can drive without making any disturbances or causing a distraction for others.

When the muffler fails, it can be very embarrassing and obnoxious for other people to hear. If you suspect your vehicle is due for muffler repairs, keep reading to learn the red flags of a broken muffler.

Excess Noise

When the muffler is broken or failing, you will notice your vehicle making loud cracking or roaring sounds. The volume of the sound will be significantly louder than what you’ve probably heard before. This noise results from your engine and exhaust system digesting and processing the byproducts of combustion.

Engine Misfiring

Damage to the muffler, such as a hole, can cause a leak in the entire exhaust system. As a result, it can impact the entire combustion process from the start. Therefore, a leak in the exhaust can cause your engine to misfire and lose its efficiency.

Condensation from Exhaust Pipes

Something as little as condensation seen on the muffler can cause problems that turn into significant problems over time. While it may not bother you, the lingering moisture can cause rust, which leads to a leak in the exhaust system. If you notice too much condensation on your exhaust pipe, it is never a good sign.

If you are looking for muffler or exhaust repairs, get in touch with the Burnaby auto experts at Nixon Automotive. Our experienced technicians can handle the toughest repairs. At your convenience, feel free to call our shop or schedule your appointment online today.

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