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Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Sat: Closed

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Big Lake Automotive

19868 172nd St NW
Big Lake, MN 55309

First of all, you may be wondering just how long a muffler should last. Typically, you could expect a muffler to last anywhere from five to seven years without any problems. Its purpose is to reduce the noise and exhaust fumes coming from your engine. But, because the muffler is exposed to the elements on the underside of your vehicle, there are several things that can cause your muffler to develop problems:

  • Consistent exposure to salt on the roads or an ocean can create rust—either from salt on icy roads or living near an ocean;
  • Driving over speed bumps and potholes too fast or hitting obstacles in the road.
  • The installation of a custom-fabricated exhaust system exceeds the capability of your vehicle.

There are several signs of a bad muffler commonly associated with holes in the muffler or a leak in the exhaust system:

  • Misfiring Engine – If the muffler has a hole in it, this will become particularly noticeable when slowing down.
  • Delay in Power – Noticeable when you try to accelerate.
  • Check Engine Light – This warning light may start flashing if it senses problems in the fuel and exhaust systems.
  • Lower Fuel Efficiency – You will be filling up the tank more often than usual.
  • Noisy Muffler – The muffler is damaged or has a hole in it, leaking exhaust.
  • Obnoxious odor – This is a dangerous situation as toxic fumes can be sucked into the passenger cabin of your car.
  • Condensation – Moisture in the air condenses and collects inside the exhaust pipe and muffler as it cools down, resulting in rust and holes that will leak gases and noise.

Many auto shops offer a free inspection of the exhaust system. They want to help drivers be as safe as possible on the road.

Have concerns about what are the signs of a bad muffler? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about exhaust systems and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

Need to know what are the signs of a bad muffler? Talk to the auto experts at Big Lake Automotive about scheduling an inspection of the exhaust system.

First of all, you may be wondering just how long a muffler should last. Typically, you could expect a muffler to last anywhere from five to seven years without any problems. Its purpose is to reduce the noise and exhaust fumes coming from your engine. But, because the muffler is exposed to the elements on the underside of your vehicle, there are several things that can cause your muffler to develop problems:

  • Consistent exposure to salt on the roads or an ocean can create rust—either from salt on icy roads or living near an ocean;
  • Driving over speed bumps and potholes too fast or hitting obstacles in the road.
  • The installation of a custom-fabricated exhaust system exceeds the capability of your vehicle.

There are several signs of a bad muffler commonly associated with holes in the muffler or a leak in the exhaust system:

  • Misfiring Engine – If the muffler has a hole in it, this will become particularly noticeable when slowing down.
  • Delay in Power – Noticeable when you try to accelerate.
  • Check Engine Light – This warning light may start flashing if it senses problems in the fuel and exhaust systems.
  • Lower Fuel Efficiency – You will be filling up the tank more often than usual.
  • Noisy Muffler – The muffler is damaged or has a hole in it, leaking exhaust.
  • Obnoxious odor – This is a dangerous situation as toxic fumes can be sucked into the passenger cabin of your car.
  • Condensation – Moisture in the air condenses and collects inside the exhaust pipe and muffler as it cools down, resulting in rust and holes that will leak gases and noise.

Many auto shops offer a free inspection of the exhaust system. They want to help drivers be as safe as possible on the road.

Have concerns about what are the signs of a bad muffler? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about exhaust systems and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

Roxy U.
Big Lake AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Big Lake, MN

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19868 172nd St NW, Big Lake, MN 55309763-263-0909service@biglakeautomotive.com
Mon:8:00am - 6:00pm
Tue:8:00am - 6:00pm
Wed:8:00am - 6:00pm
Thu:8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri:8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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