A muffler can easily last 10 to 15 years, and it’s often easy to tell when it needs repairing or replacing. Mufflers usually need replacing when exposed to severe weather conditions or develop holes and rust. However, with your exhaust system, the only sign it’s breaking down may be when the engine light illuminates. Symptoms of a failing exhaust include vibrations or rattling, decreased fuel efficiency, a bad smell, water dripping from your muffler, or rust around the muffler. Merced Radiator Shop is your go-to shop for all exhaust services and repairs. Visit our shop at 1640 W 13 St Merced, CA 95341 for certified auto repairs, and let our technicians ease your worries.
Protect Your Exhaust System and Engine
Your exhaust’s job is to remove the dirty air produced by the engine by redirecting fumes away from your engine through the catalytic converter and then out the tailpipe. This process keeps your vehicle running smoothly, but the gases and fumes weaken metals and other parts such as the oxygen sensors and catalytic converter. Your engine misfiring can lead to other problems with your catalytic converter. The problem could be as simple as a clogged catalytic converter. Be sure not to ignore any warning signals such as a check engine light, not changing your spark plugs, or getting regular maintenance.
Tailpipes are exposed to corrosive gases and extremely high temperatures and, over time, can begin to rust or crack at any of the several flanges. If you notice a strong exhaust smell, a loud noise, or that your tailpipe is dragging or hanging from your vehicle, it may be time to visit Merced Radiator Shop.
The exhaust manifold collects exhaust gases from the cylinders, transfers them through the catalytic converter and then to the car’s mufflers before releasing them to the atmosphere. Black soot around the manifold is a sure sign of a leak and a reason to bring your car in for repairs. Like in most cases with the exhaust system, your engine light may come on. Ignoring it could cause more damage to your exhaust system or engine and create more costly repairs. A cracked exhaust manifold will cause your vehicle to fail an emissions test.
We Offer the Best
Regardless of your exhaust or muffler needs, we have your vehicle covered. If performance is your vibe, look no further than Merced Radiator Shop. Whether you’re looking to control the sound of your car with a Flowmaster muffler or looking for higher performance with a Carven Exhaust, our technicians have the experience to help. We can make your vehicle “roar” with a muffler delete or help you achieve better power production with a resonator delete. We provide quick and cost-effective exhaust repairs for your vehicle with the best service around. Not only can we maximize the performance of your car, but we strive for the best customer service for all your car’s exhaust needs. We even offer replacement or upgraded exhaust tips and muffler tips. Don’t wait to contact us today at (209) 722-4944 to schedule an appointment. You can check out more of our work by looking at our Instagram page.