Loud exhaust noises are a common concern (and annoyance) for most drivers. It seems that exhaust problems, specifically regarding the muffler, can start from nowhere. This can be uncomfortable, especially if you don't want all eyes on you at every stoplight.
What could be causing these scary roars? It could be that you hit something on the road that caused damage to your exhaust system. Rust buildup can also be the cause of a loud muffler. Delaying a needed exhaust repair like a broken exhaust pipe can worsen the noise and cause damage to other parts of your exhaust system:
- Pre-catalytic converter
- Front pipe
- Catalytic converter
- Intermediate exhaust pipe
- Front muffler
- Rear exhaust pipe
- Rear muffler
The exhaust system does more than keep your automobile calm and silent when you drive. It is mainly intended to move exhaust fumes away from the engine and cabin and convert those harmful gases into safer ones. It also assists your engine in maintaining high fuel efficiency and reduces pollution.
Due to advancements in the automotive industry within the last several decades, exhaust systems are much more efficient and more robust. Some exhaust systems can last well beyond 100,000 miles without causing any issues.
However, as soon as you hear a loud noise coming from your exhaust system, you should have it checked out by a professional ASAP. If there is a leak anywhere in the system, carbon monoxide can get into your cabin and make it life-threatening for you and your passengers.
Are you having problems with your muffler or exhaust system? We invite you to get in touch with our ASE-certified technicians at Integrity Transmission & Auto Repair today! Our team will get to the bottom of your spooky sounds and pinpoint the exact cause. Please give us a call or visit our shop in Cypress, CA, today!