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Your exhaust is a crucial component of your car that keeps you safe by guiding away toxic and dangerous fumes from your vehicle.

You can also opt for a mobile mechanic to carry out your exhaust repairs for ease.

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Top garages for Exhaust Fitting (12,491 found)
Wyatt's Automotive
144 Jobs Completed
Essex
5.0 / 5

Here at Wyatt's Automotive we are a team of fully qualified, Main dealer trained technicians who specialise in Audi, VW, SEAT and Skoda vehicles. That said, We have such a vast array of year's experience working on all makes and models that no job is too big or too small for us to tackle! We offer our customers a main dealer level of service, As well as top specialist equipment and technology, At independent prices. We operate from fully kitted out mobile vans, So we can bring the garage to you. Offering to service or repair your vehicle at a time and place to suit you, Meaning you can have the repair carried out at home or work so as not to inconvenience you in any way.

We are more than happy to show you parts removed, Explain faults found and why the repair was necessary, As well as showing you what you might need to look out for next time.

Despite being a relatively new business, We hope you will take a chance on us and let us help get your vehicle road worthy again. If you need any advice or help please get in contact as we are always here to help. We cover Essex and Kent.

MRG Auto Repair located on 40a Old Wareham Rd, Poole BH12 4QR
4 Job Completed
Poole
5.0 / 5

MRG is a qualified and honest Garage, able to diagnose and repair many kinds of problems in your car or van, ask for a quote right now. We are located on 40a Old Wareham Rd, Poole BH12 4QR opposite the Lighting store.

We are an expert car-servicing garage providing comprehensive servicing solutions, Free MOT pre-checks and repairs situated in Poole.
we are uniquely equipped with the specialist equipment to undertake MOT pre-checks, general repairs, all makes servicing and a variety of work to electrical systems around your vehicle.

At MRG Auto Repair in Poole, you can be assured that only an expert will work on your vehicle.

Looking to book Servicing or a Free MOT Pre-Check online in Poole? You now can with MRG Auto Repair! Use our interactive live, real-time booking system to book an MOT pre-check, diagnostics or ECU Remapping service. It has never been easier, using our live system you can find the date and time that suits you, we can even send out servicing reminders for the following year so you never miss a thing. Choose our Poole based servicing and repair centre for quality services and trustworthy technicians https://www.mrgautorepair.co.uk/contact-us/

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Smile Servicing & Repairs
609 Jobs Completed
Hilsea
4.9 / 5

At Smile Servicing & Repairs we offer car repairs in Hilsea, Portsmouth, and further afield, such as Cosham, Copnor and beyond. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience to be able to service and repair your vehicle to a high standard. We are a one stop shop for all your vehicle needs including MOT, Tyres, Smart paint repairs and Air con re-gas and repairs.
We have factory trained Technicians who can cover the entire Citroen car and light commercial range including C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, DS3, Picasso, Dispatch and Berlingo.
As a specialist repairer we can service and repair to the manufacturers specifications. We can update Mazda digital service records and carry out anti- corrosion checks. We have factory trained technicians who specialise in MazdaRX8 and MX5 models and Nissan 350ZX models. We are also experts in Nissan 4x4 models including Navara, Pathfinder and X Trail and the Primastar commercial. We have the latest diagnostic equipment. Any servicing carried out by us does not affect your warranty.
We also specialise in all MINI models, using the latest techniques and equipment. From servicing to repairs we can fulfil all of your requirements. Finally and most importantly, we guarantee to beat any like for like service or repair quote from any franchised dealer.
We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, too.

Allan Howard Motors LTD
17 Jobs Completed
london
4.3 / 5

Allan always has a can-do attitude when faced with an automotive challenge. Qualifying as a mechanic in 1968, Allan has seen various changes in technologies, building an immense knowledge over 40 years; invaluable in identifying and repairing a vehicle.
Founded in 1975, Allan Howard Motors has always been in North West London to best serve a loyal client base.
Over the years Allan’s attitude, honesty and friendly manner has helped to build strong relationships between his clients and suppliers.
Over the years Allan’s attitude, honesty and friendly manner has helped to build strong relationships between his clients and suppliers.

David has been a certified mechanic for over 8 years having completed a three-year GNVQ vocational course in light vehicle motor mechanics, levels 1 to 3 at the College of North West London.
David has worked on a high range of cars from a Nissan Micra to a Porsche Carera.
David has a great passion for working with cars, enjoying both the mental challenge of problem solving and the hands-on elements involved in repairing a vehicle; a perfect combination.
We can meet your needs for
Interim Service
Full-Service
MOT
Brakes
Clutch Change
Head Gasket
Timing Belt
Alternator
Suspension
Body Work
Electrical RepairsAll Engine Work
Exhausts
Tyre Changes

Continental Motors
1152 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

Family run independent garage est 1987. Honest & trustworthy helpful staff. Highly reputable garage specialising in MOT's & Servicing/Repairs for all your passenger and light commercial vehicles throughout Leicestershire.

All other repairs undertaken also, including: clutches, brakes, steering & suspension, diagnostics/fault finding, batteries, exhausts, welding, timing belts, light bodywork, Air con servicing & re-gas and 4 wheel computerised alignment to all makes and models.

We are your local Official Brembo Brake Specialist Garage.. Ensuring you the highest quality Brembo Brakes at great prices!

We are very proud to announce that we we have been awarded the best garage in the East Midlands!!

Suit all budgets, one year parts warranty on all new parts with customer satisfaction guaranteed!

TVMPL
151 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.9 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Brakes. Clutch. Cambelts. MOT failures. Head gasket replacements etc. No job too big or small.
All our staff are friendly, patient & polite. And you're vehicle and time are probably even more important to us than they are to you..

We specialize in a prompt & efficient fast fit service.

P.S.
In the event of any issues arising, be assured that The Vehicular Maintenance Program will do all within its utmost to rectify any issues potentially caused by ourselves.
We encourage all customers and users of our services to immediately get in contact with us regarding any matters they aren't pleased with, before leaving negative feed back.

Thank you so much.

We look forward to working with you.

Wilco Motosave - York
140 Jobs Completed
York
4.7 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the North's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres.

With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Manchester & Rochdale, we'll be sure to have a store near to you. Each of our depots also contains a busy fast-fit centre too, where we fit tyres, batteries, exhausts and CATs to hundreds of cars every single day throughout our region. We also carry out servicing and fit braking parts too.

We will be pleased to carry out a Free No-Obligation Check on your Tyres, Exhausts & CATS, Batteries and Brakes and then provide a very competitive quote on any necessary work.

You're welcome to pop in to any of our branches or give them a call to arrange a suitable time.
Our stores are filled with all the leading car care and accessories brands, available for much lower prices than other stores and if you are more of a pedal power person rather than horse-power, our branches also stock a large range of bikes, for all the family, and cycle accessories too.

RPS Garage Services
157 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

With over 25 years of experience in the vehicle repairs and services industry, R.P.S Garage Services Ltd are known for providing a high standard of workmanship in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Visiting a garage for car repairs can be a time consuming and sometimes costly trip. At R.P.S Garage Services Ltd you can work with mechanics that understand your vehicle requirements, ensuring your repairs are completed promptly! You can expect a very high level of service and very competitive prices for repairs.

Along with providing quality service we also have a very friendly demeanor. Ask our car mechanics any question about your vehicle or servicing and we will be happy to answer. You can also take comfort with the fact that R.P.S Garage Services Ltd is listed with Trusted Trader. We are always ready to help and serve your automotive needs! A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 10-mile radius which is free of charge.

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Epsom
234 Jobs Completed
Epsom
4.3 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

Automotive Services (Eastern) Ltd
111 Jobs Completed
Bedford
4.3 / 5

Welcome to Automotive Services, we have many years' experience in all aspects of the motor trade. Our team is highly experienced and fully trained to provide a service which is second to none. Our fully equipped workshops cater for the repair and service of cars, vans and light commercial vehicles, any make or model, any age, without affecting your manufacturer's warranty. We can also mechanically service your classic car, moped and scooter, Quad bike and your power tools. As an independent garage service in Bedford, Bedfordshire we can provide tailored maintenance solutions to match your personal, business and fleet requirements. We strive to offer outstanding workmanship and customer service at unbeatable prices, whether you require a bulb, tyre, car servicing and MOTs or a complete engine, we will go that extra mile. We offer a free collection and delivery service from your home or workplace and free courtesy vehicles upon request to make life easier.

M&A Mot and Repair Centre
37 Jobs Completed
rochdale
4.3 / 5

With more than 30 years experience in the motor trade we have the knowledge to give our customers excellent service.

Based in Rochdale we offer a wide range of garage services to a wide range of vehicles, including cars, light commercial, and fleets.

We provide a comprehensive diagnostic service as well as servicing and repairs including brakes, clutches, gearbox & engine swaps, suspension systems, body work and much more.

FastFit Autocentres
61 Jobs Completed
NOTTINGHAM
4.7 / 5

FastFit Autocentres is a newly established Family business based in Long Eaton, specialising in Tyres, Brakes and Servicing. Customer satisfaction is paramount here and we can't wait to get your vehicle and set our passionate mechanics to work.

Formula One Autocentres - Cowley
54 Jobs Completed
Cowley
4.6 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Ewood Motor Services
353 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.9 / 5

Ewood Motor services is conveniently based in Blackburn near Ewood Park. Our garage is home to the latest equipment and facilities enabling us to carry our repairs and services to a high standard. Providing a free collection/delivery for local customers within 5 miles is just one of the many great services we offer.

We cover a range of mechanical services from brakes and exhausts to steering and suspension. Our mechanics have gained a variety of skills over the years and aim to make sure your car care needs is a swift, smooth running experience.

Our diagnostic equipment helps us pinpoint problems which means we can successfully carry out any work needed so you can be back on the road in no time. Our comfortable waiting room is there if you wish to wait while we work on your car, or we have some very handy local transport links if you wish to go about your day to day activities,

We also have a fully kitted out body shop on site for all body work repairs

Euro Testing Centre Ltd
601 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

We are a family owned garage in Cardiff, who is prides itself on the quality of work done. We have a four-ramp Garage and MOT Test centre able to help with MOTs and repairs to all makes of car or van in Unit 12 Clydesmuir Industrial Estate.

Unlike most Garages we look at the motorist as a client, not an unnecessary nuisance, our customer lounge is waiting for you with free coffee/Wifi.

Our commitment is to offer an unrivalled level of service coupled with dedication and excellence. We learn from listening to our customers and constantly changing how we do things to serve you better and more affordable.

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Frequently asked questions
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What does a car exhaust system do?

Your Exhaust System performs 4 tasks: it reduces noise, it diverts waste gases away from driver and passengers, it improves performance and it reduces fuel consumption. The Catalytic Converter removes harmful gases such as Carbon Monoxide, and noise is reduced by the Silencer (or 'muffler'.) Finally on Diesel cars, a 'Diesel Particulate Filter' (or DPF) captures tiny soot particles before they leave the exhaust pipe.
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Why does a car need an exhaust system?

Without an exhaust system, the first thing you would notice is the noise - which would be many times greater. Your engine is also designed to run with an exhaust's 'backpressure' on gases leaving the engine. Removing the backpressure reduces performance and burns more fuel. Finally your car would emit dangerous levels of waste gas without one.
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What are common Exhaust System problems?

Your car's Exhaust System is known as a 'wear part', which means that is designed to eventually wear out and be replaced (like tyres, for example). The most common issue is corrosion (rusting), eventually causing a hole (most often in or around the silencer), caused by lots of short journeys. If this happens your car will become MUCH louder. Other issues include rattling noises which could mean a missing or rusting clamp, or misaligned exhaust piping.
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Do I need to replace the whole Exhaust System?

That depends on the issue itself. The exhaust system on most cars comes in 'sections' which means that only the affected area needs repairing. Clamps, brackets etc cost only a few £ and can be changed quickly.
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What does Exhaust Fitting cost?

This will depend on the work required. Clamps and brackets can be changed for next to nothing but Exhaust Fitting will typically cost £150-250 all-in. The main driver will be the parts cost. Original parts will be dearer, but are often quieter when fitted.

Average rating for  Exhaust Fitting  bookings

4.79

755 reviews

How much does Exhaust Fitting cost?

The cost of a Exhaust Fitting can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Exhaust Fitting Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£124.62
Ford£126.68
Volkswagen£136.42
Peugeot£121.59
Nissan£121.31
Toyota£117.88
MINI£131.54
BMW£135.11
Renault£120.17
Citroen£118.14
Mercedes£117.93
Audi£116.86

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/05/2020 and 05/08/2020.

How does an exhaust work?

An exhaust system has the primary function of guiding fumes away from a controlled combustion section of an engine. The exhaust system on a car is carefully designed so the fumes omitted from the engine can be safely transported away from passengers in the car.

The exhaust system is made up of a several parts, all of which could cause potential issues if damaged. Though you only see the tail pipe from the outside of the car, the exhaust system is a large system.


The exhaust ensures fumes are transported from the engine all the way to the tailpipe at the back of the car. The gas flows down from the engine to the flange and onto the catalytic converter, it then travels on to the muffler and resonance chamber before going to the resonator and finally out through the tailpipe.


All of these parts have distinctive functions with piping connecting them along the bottom of the car. Each section of the system has to be completely airtight and functioning properly to ensure the gases are released into the outside environment safely.


Because there are several components of the exhaust system and because it usually stretches the full length of the car, costs can vary.


Depending on the area, part and extent of the damage, you are likely to pay different prices. Some repairs may only consist of sealing a small leak whereas others may result in replacing entire pipes or elements.



How does the exhaust affect performance?

If there is a leak in the exhaust system, there is a chance that engine performance will be negatively affected. This is due to the escape of pressure at the wrong point of the system.



Are Exhaust leaks dangerous?

It is essential that an exhaust system is not damaged as leakage could pose danger to those inside the vehicle.

Hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides could seep into a car if the exhaust is damaged. These gases are also extremely hot and would cause serious damage if they were to meet a passenger.


The piping in an exhaust system must be heat resistant due to the high temperatures of these compounds and if the exhausts integrity is compromised, anything close to the damaged area will be exposed to potential harm.


If your DPF is also blocked or not functioning properly, soot and particulate will escape from the system and cause damage to the environment and people in the surrounding area.



Can an exhaust leak cause low oil pressure?

If there is an oil leak, there is only a very small chance that the problem is the exhaust system. This is due to the fact that engine oil doesn’t course through the exhaust like it does for a part like the head gasket.


However, if there is an oil leak, it may get into the combustion system and the result will be blue smoke coming from the exhaust.



Can an exhaust leak cause the check engine light to come on?

A warning light will come on but it will not likely be the check engine light. This is because a problem with the exhaust will be detected specifically by oxygen sensors or the sensors in the DPF if your exhaust system is fitted with one.



Signs that your Exhaust needs repairing or replacing

Exhaust is loud

A common symptom for a damaged exhaust is a loud roaring noise being emitted from your vehicle. This noise would indicate that you have a problem with the silencer part of the system. A common issue with silencers is corrosion by acidic moisture which is caused by a build-up of the damaging substance.


Exhaust is leaking

If a part of the system has cracked or a hole has appeared, you will be able to hear a hissing noise and a chugging sound could mean there is a blockage in the system. If the exhaust is leaking, the issue needs to be addressed immediately as the fumes are dangerous.


Exhaust is leaking water

There is also a chance that the exhaust is leaking water, in which case, there is a crack or hole somewhere in the system as a possible result of a water leak from the head gasket.


Exhaust is popping

If you hear the exhaust popping or rattling beneath your car it could mean that your exhaust has become misaligned and if you can hear a loud metallic vibration it usually means that something is hitting the exhaust pipe. It could also mean a clamp, mounting or support bracket exhaust is loose.


Exhaust is loose

Hangers and brackets are essential for holding the system in place so if these parts become damaged there is a significant risk that the rest of the system will suffer damage as a result.

If you are able to get underneath your car, it is always the best way to check for signs of damage.


Exhaust is rusty

One of the most common issues associated with exhausts is rust build up, however this can often be a minor issue as some pealing of metal is not a huge issue.

If there is a build-up of rust on any part of the system, use a tool such as a screwdriver to see how strong the area feels, if the integrity is solid then the part won’t need replacing however if the metal feels weak when some pressure is applied, its time you get the part removed and a new one installed.


Exhaust is smoking

Black Smoke from Exhaust

Black smoke coming from your exhaust means that your engine is burning more fuel than it should. This is often caused by a problem with your fuel injectors, air filter or fuel-pressure regulator. Alternatively, the fuel line could be clogged. Burning excessive fuel will have a noticeable effect on fuel economy meaning that you will be spending much more money getting from A-B.

Blue Smoke from Exhaust

If your exhaust in pumping out blue smoke, oil will have leaked into the engine and been burned in the system. This happens following the valve guide seals or piston rings wearing out and allowing engine oil into the combustion chamber. Engine oil is only meant for the lubrication of parts which are in constant contact with each other.

If engine oil is leaking into the combustion system, you need to have the issue addressed with an oil change immediately as low engine oil levels will be incredibly detrimental to your car.

White Smoke from Exhaust

If white smoke is coming from your exhaust, your car could be low on engine coolant from the result of a cracked or warped cylinder head, a cracked engine block or a head gasket failure from overheating.

If engine coolant gets anywhere near the combustion chamber, the liquid will be vaporised and converted into a white gas which is then pushed out through the tailpipe.

If the exhaust is smoking thick black, white or blue fumes, there is also an issue with the system as the exhaust should not be blowing this colour of smoke. To find out why your exhaust is blowing smoke use our dedicated guide.


Catalytic Converter


The catalytic converter is the part of the exhaust system that converts the dangerous fumes produced by a car engine, into a safer gas which can be pushed into the air. The catalytic converter is an expensive part of the exhaust system as it is a complex piece of machinery and repairing it can be complicated. For the same reason, replacing a catalytic converter is also expensive. If there is a small amount of rust on the catalytic converter this can be repaired relatively simply, and even a small hole can be fixed with some welding, however, you will have to go by your mechanics advice as once a hole is too big, it cannot be welded shut.



Exhaust Manifold


The exhaust manifold is the piping that takes the fumes from the catalytic converter and out to the tailpipe which is also part of the manifold. This part can often become loose and rattle from the result of the fittings breaking from extensive rusting. The part can also leak fumes if holes appear, though they can be welded shut. The exhaust manifold should not be too expensive to repair if there is a small hole, but if you need a new exhaust manifold, the price may be quite high depending on the car model.



Lambda Sensor


The lambda sensor is an oxygen monitor located within the exhaust system. It is critical to keep track of oxygen levels within the exhaust as too much could cause an explosion if it reaches the engine. Getting a new lambda sensor is an inexpensive job and fitting it should not take too long, however, the only way to make sure is by getting a personal quote from a trained technician from WhoCanFixMyCar to fit a new Lambda Sensor. If you ask for a new oxygen monitor or if the mechanic tells you that you need a new oxygen sensor in the exhaust system, this is the same thing.



Who installs and repairs exhaust systems?

Trained mechanics working in independent garages, fast fit chains and main dealerships can deliver exhaust repair and new exhaust installation. You can find the best local exhaust specialists by requesting quotes from WhoCanFixMyCar.


We work with a network of 15,251 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive exhaust repair deals for you.

To find the best exhaust service available, follow these steps;

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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best exhaust deal in your area, before booking the exhaust repair online.

Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Exhausts system