Don’t you hate when you’re peacefully driving through Long Beach enjoying your jams on the radio and suddenly a vehicle with a screaming exhaust drive by, sometime so loud that you may panic and swerve as the vehicle drives by. Even worse is when you discover it’s your car! Don’t panic, Orozco’s Auto Service can silence that noise.
While we all know your muffler can keep your engine running quietly, but it’s also a key factor of your overall exhaust system. Your vehicles exhaust system has three main functions:
As we all know one of the primary functions is to muffle the engine noise with the muffler. Additionally, it safely gets hot exhaust gas from the engine out the tailpipe via a network of pipes starting with the exhaust manifold. Lastly, it treats the exhaust to remove harmful pollutants with the help of your catalytic converter.
Now let get back to the poisonous exhaust (carbon monoxide) exiting your engine. You don’t want that getting into your passenger compartment, carbon monoxide can be deadly. That’s why you should never run your engine in a closed area/garage. If you have a leak somewhere in the exhaust system, exhaust could get into the passenger cabin and make you sick or even kill you if ignored.
If you smell exhaust in the vehicle, roll down your windows and go to an Orozco’s Auto Service or any qualified mechanic to get it inspected as soon as possible. You may smell or see exhaust coming from the engine compartment or under the vehicle if you have a leak. Sometimes it sounds like a ticking sound when you start the engine that goes away as you drive. That may be a small crack or a bad fitting or seal that leaks when it’s cold but seals up when the metal heats and expands. It can also make sound from an exhaust leak that is loud and obvious as stated above.
Now, about that poisonous gas and the environmental issues. Exhaust gas contains a number of pollutants and dirty particulates. Your catalytic converter scrubs some of those harmful substances. And diesel vehicles have systems to deal with soot. Catalytic converters will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Unfortunately, they are expensive so you want to help them last as long as possible by keeping your fuel system clean and replacing your air filter regularly. These components need to be tested for function with an emission tests from time to time.
If you believe your vehicle’s exhaust system needs service or are not sure and would like to have your vehicle inspected, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach today at 562-426-6322. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
Orozco’s Auto Service Long Beach – Los Angeles County CA
3033 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA USA
Call Today: 562-426-6322 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair
Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!