Leaks in exhaust manifolds are something that should be taken care of sooner rather than later.
Most people understand that the purpose of the exhaust system of their car is to divert exhaust gases from the front of the vehicle to the back, so they do not enter the passenger area instead. With a properly functioning exhaust system, the gases are also rendered less problematic for the environment. At Scotties Muffler Shop, we want to also share that if there is a problem with the exhaust manifolds, which extend from the cylinders of the engine to the exhaust pipe, that a leak is only one potential outcome. Another is lack of performance in the engine and the vehicle could handle differently.
There are different problems that exhaust manifolds can have, ranging from a small leak due to a rusted area to one of the series of gaskets that are designed to create tight seals no longer doing its job. In some cases, it takes just a minor repair to overcome an issue with exhaust manifolds, and at other times, replacement is required.
If you are driving around Winston-Salem, North Carolina and you start to notice exhaust fumes in your vehicle, we recommend contacting us right away to have the exhaust system inspected to find out what is causing the exhaust gases to come into the cabin. These fumes can make you ill, so delaying is not an option. On the other hand, if you are noticing performance issues, but no fumes, that doesn’t mean you can take your time. It only means you could be inhaling exhaust gases without realizing it. You are also likely getting reduced gas mileage which can prove costly over time. You might also notice a burning smell if the exhaust manifold is permitting excess engine heat to melt various nearby components. Odd noises are also a symptom.
If you have any questions about exhaust manifolds, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. With more than 30 years of experience and backing our work with no less than a 1-year guarantee, you can be confident that your vehicle’s exhaust system is in capable hands when you come to us.