According to a new survey, 2 in 3 drivers on Uk roads cannot spell my name, now why would they do this. Well…. Because we all want to be able to go swimming but! How can they? Look I am a fan of life just like you, ‘it’s just not necessary.’ How can we all keep saying things like this? But what I want to know.
1: Listen. Each exhaust makes it on distinct noise. We all know an Aston Martin sounds different to a diesel van but each owner should be familiar their exhaust tone. Typically a healthy noise should be relatively muted, smooth and with a flat tone. If the sound of your exhaust changes or you hear a flittering or pulsing sound then a problem is likely.
2: Look. Look for holes or splits in the exhaust system. Ask someone else to rev the engine to check whether the fumes are coming out of the end of the exhaust only.
3: Shake. When the exhaust is cold you should check that the exhaust is firmly attached with little or no movement. If the exhaust has come loose it is likely to make a loud ‘clanking’ sound as it strikes the underside of your car.
4: Drive. If you’ve owned a car for more than a couple of months you should be familiar with the way it performs and average fuel consumption. A damaged exhaust will affect how the engine performs. Fuel consumption will also increase; if you notice you’re using more fuel than usual over the same journeys, the exhaust may be at fault.
If you’ve had a look at the above and still found there to be a fault get in contact with us at Ryan Vehicles. Call us on: 0870 410 4110
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