A damaged exhaust can affect a car's performance and fuel economy, as the exhaust gases may not be removed as efficiently as they should. Take notice of any change in the sound of your exhaust and get it checked as soon as possible. Check out some of our tips below as they could save you money in the long run.
If you hear an exhaust noise at the motor that gets quieter after the engine has been running a while you may have a cracked pipe or exhaust manifold. This should be checked immediately as apart from using more fuel, damage could also be done to the motor.
Rattling and vibrating noises under the car could be caused by a misaligned or broken exhaust system touching the under body of the car. This should be attended to immediately, as this may cause your exhaust system to prematurely fail.
If your car seems sluggish, has lost power or is using more fuel, it may have a blocked Catalytic Convertor. This should be checked immediately as other problems may occur.