Mufflers are a component of your vehicle's exhaust system, and they serve an essential purpose when it comes to your emissions. The primary role of the muffler is to lessen exhaust system noise that is directed from the engine all the way to the exhaust pipes. Mufflers also aim to direct exhaust gases out of the motor. Generally, mufflers are made to last anywhere between five to seven years, but rust and other external factors can cause muffler mishaps (if you will). If there is a problem with your car's muffler, you will surely start to notice some tell-tale symptoms. Some are super obvious, and some not as much.
How Do I Know If I Have a Faulty Muffler?
- Engine misfiring
- Exhaust is super loud (roaring sounds)
- You remark condensation coming from exhaust pipes
- You hear a rattling noise coming from inside your vehicle
One of the most irritating symptoms of a broken muffler is the loud noises it makes. You may get some looks from other drivers as you roar from any direction. In some cities, you may also receive noise complaints for your loud car. It's always best to resolve this issue as possible to avoid the fuss.
Any of the signs mentioned above can indicate that your muffler is going bad. However, it is always best to have the part looked at by an automotive professional to be 100 percent certain. If you suspect that your automobile needs muffler repair, please do not hesitate to give McSpadden's Tire and Automotive a call; we have four convenient locations in the Austin, TX/Buda, TX area. Our ASE-certified techs are always happy to assist our customers, so come on down to our shop soon!