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763-263-0909

Big Lake Automotive

19868 172nd St NW
Big Lake, MN 55309

A loud muffler and a dragging tailpipe are often laughed at in old-time movies, but they are real issues that should not be taken lightly. A damaged muffler and a leaky exhaust system compromise your vehicle’s engine performance, increases emissions, and even allows toxic gasses to enter the passenger cabin, unnoticed.

If you’re driving around with a noisy muffler, your vehicle may actually not be safe to drive. Muffler damage is often accompanied by an exhaust leak, a serious safety hazard. Carbon monoxide in the passenger cabin of your vehicle can cause health problems and affect your driving ability before you realize it’s there.

So what does a full exhaust system repair include? Any problem with your exhaust system should be evaluated by a qualified mechanic. A noisy muffler is an indication that other components of the exhaust system may also need attention:

  • Exhaust valve and piston: These parts force exhaust fumes out from the combustion chamber (where they are created) to the exhaust manifold.
  • Exhaust manifold: This is the path from the piston to the catalytic converter and is monitored by one or more oxygen sensors.
  • Catalytic converter: Converts toxins to carbon dioxide (CO2) and water for cleaner emissions. Oxygen sensors may be located around the catalytic converter to help monitor its performance.
  • Exhaust pipe: Carries the cleaner exhaust gasses to the muffler.
  • Muffler: Reduces the noise of combustion and expulsion of the exhaust.
  • Tailpipe: The point where the exhaust exits your vehicle.

The lifespan of a muffler is generally estimated at anywhere between 40,000-80,000 miles. But harsh driving conditions, such as cold weather, corrosive road salt, potholes, and road debris may cause damage to your muffler much sooner than expected.

Tip to Save Your Exhaust System: Wash the undercarriage of your vehicle frequently, and replace your old muffler with one made of corrosion-resistant steel.

Need to know more about what does a full exhaust system repair include? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about the exhaust system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

 

Is your muffler noisy and emitting toxic fumes? Ask the auto experts at Big Lake Automotive about what does a full exhaust system repair include.

A loud muffler and a dragging tailpipe are often laughed at in old-time movies, but they are real issues that should not be taken lightly. A damaged muffler and a leaky exhaust system compromise your vehicle’s engine performance, increases emissions, and even allows toxic gasses to enter the passenger cabin, unnoticed.

If you’re driving around with a noisy muffler, your vehicle may actually not be safe to drive. Muffler damage is often accompanied by an exhaust leak, a serious safety hazard. Carbon monoxide in the passenger cabin of your vehicle can cause health problems and affect your driving ability before you realize it’s there.

So what does a full exhaust system repair include? Any problem with your exhaust system should be evaluated by a qualified mechanic. A noisy muffler is an indication that other components of the exhaust system may also need attention:

  • Exhaust valve and piston: These parts force exhaust fumes out from the combustion chamber (where they are created) to the exhaust manifold.
  • Exhaust manifold: This is the path from the piston to the catalytic converter and is monitored by one or more oxygen sensors.
  • Catalytic converter: Converts toxins to carbon dioxide (CO2) and water for cleaner emissions. Oxygen sensors may be located around the catalytic converter to help monitor its performance.
  • Exhaust pipe: Carries the cleaner exhaust gasses to the muffler.
  • Muffler: Reduces the noise of combustion and expulsion of the exhaust.
  • Tailpipe: The point where the exhaust exits your vehicle.

The lifespan of a muffler is generally estimated at anywhere between 40,000-80,000 miles. But harsh driving conditions, such as cold weather, corrosive road salt, potholes, and road debris may cause damage to your muffler much sooner than expected.

Tip to Save Your Exhaust System: Wash the undercarriage of your vehicle frequently, and replace your old muffler with one made of corrosion-resistant steel.

Need to know more about what does a full exhaust system repair include? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about the exhaust system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

 

Jamie Houle
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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