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Problem Muffler? Valuable Information

Loud Muffler Repair


Long Beach, Downtown Muffler Repair


Image you are driving down Long Beach Boulevard when suddenly your vehicle sounds like gang of bikers coming down the road. Most people will know it’s time for a new muffler or exhaust but what they don’t know is how important the exhaust system is for your overall vehicle. The exhaust system, which includes your muffler, directs exhaust fumes away from you and your passengers, it improves engines performance, it improves fuel consumption and lastly your catalytic converter that is part of your exhaust system helps to keep pollutants from escaping into our clean coastal air.

So just in case your muffler goes out Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Downtown would like to share some important information about your exhaust system’s components from your engine to the tailpipe(s). The beginning of your vehicles exhaust journey starts at the exhaust manifold (sometimes referred to as headers) to remove combustion gases from the cylinders. The manifold is linked to a catalytic converter that cleans up the chemical mixture before sending it down the line to a resonator and the muffler, both of which help mute the sound produced when the gases roar through your vehicle’s metal pipes. Imagine all that and it also maintains your peace and quite so you can play the radio distraction free.

With all those components there’s are many possible areas for an exhaust leak. Each of the exhaust system elements listed above are connected through welds and flanges, and with time and corrosion, these connections can start to loosen. One of the initial signs that exhaust gases are escaping prematurely is a ticking that gets louder or faster when you hit the gas. A ticking sound can also indicate a crack in an exhaust manifold or a hole in any part of the exhaust system. Depending on how serious the leak is, it can often be repaired with a patch or a fresh weld with the experts at Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Downtown.

Luckily, mufflers don’t just stop working overnight without first giving you some pretty obvious clues that you may have an exhaust problem. Mufflers will usually last from 40,000 to 80,000 miles depending on the weather conditions in your area. Excessive water and salt on the the roads for snow can speed up the degradation which will in turn get incrementally louder as the interior chambers and sound-deadening materials break down. It’s not always easy to detect initially, but eventually you’ll notice that your vehicle is getting quit a bit louder. This generally means either there’s a large break in the exhaust system or your muffler that’s on its way out. Either way, this is a great time to Visit Orozco’s Auto Service and have it checked out.

If you notice your vehicle exhaust system is louder than usual or you hear any new ticking sounds or are not sure and would like to have your exhaust system inspected, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Downtown today at 562-426-6322. Remember to always 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!

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