Drooping exhaust? The exhaust hangers are the likely cause.
It isn’t uncommon for someone to fear they need extensive exhaust repairs when experiencing vehicle performance issues, a loud exhaust, or a low-hanging exhaust. At Scotties Muffler Shop, we enjoy telling such customers that the problem isn’t as dire as they thought, as a common cause for these symptoms is the exhaust hangers. The key is getting the repair done as soon as you notice a problem so that you don’t end up with more issues to be resolved.
Generally speaking, the first symptom you’ll notice if the exhaust hangers are no longer properly securing the exhaust to the underside of your vehicle is that the exhaust will hang lower than usual. If you bring it in for replacement exhaust hangers before the exhaust pipes break from lack of support, the repair will cost you less. If you notice a hissing sound and the exhaust is louder, there is an exhaust leak that must also be addressed during the repair visit. If the leak is large enough, you’ll notice more symptoms, including reduced fuel efficiency, power reduction, and acceleration issues. You could also be getting exhaust fumes inside the cabin, so this is not a repair you should delay.
You can rest assured that with our more than 30 years of experience in the exhaust industry and our commitment to providing honest assessments to our customers that we will accurately diagnose and resolve your exhaust concern, whether it is simply replacing exhaust hangers or dealing with a more complex issue to make your vehicle safe again. Contact us today to learn more about our exhaust services in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.