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Top garages for Exhaust Fitting (12,130 found)
Belts Autos
188 Jobs Completed
Thornton Road, Bradford
4.9 / 5

Joe has many years of experience and has worked on all makes and models. He grew up tinkering with vehicles with his father and began working in the motor industry at the age of 16. Experiencing a range of roles Joe found his strength and interest was in service and repairs, which led him to 11 years working for Land Rover specialists, Simmonites. Joe is a believer of quality replacement parts for your vehicle. Time and time again he welcomes new customers coming in to his workshop who have repeated problems with their vehicles as a result of cheap/imported/sub-standard parts. At Belts Autos customers leave confident with a 12 month warranty on all parts. Since establishing his own workshop at the beginning of the 2016, Joe has been extremely busy. He already has a strong base of repeat customers partly due to his commitment to customer satisfaction.

R Milnes and Sons
8 Jobs Completed
Bridlington
5.0 / 5

R Milnes and Sons is a local family business that has been established in Bridlington since 1926,
offering a range of quality second hand cars featuring all makes and models.
We have a fully equipped workshop that not only offers comprehensive Diagnostic equipment, but also houses full Service and MOT facilities as well as Air Conditioning system repair and re-gas.
We also supply tyres and wheel alignment at very competitive prices.
Are you looking for a new car? R Milnes & Son can provide the right car at the right price.
Get the best prices and quality low mileage cars in Bridlington! Contact us today!

LTM Motors
830 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
4.9 / 5

At LTM Motors we cater for all of your motoring needs. You will be warmly welcomed and be given the advice and assistance you require, courtesy of our friendly and professional staff.

Based next to Parkgate Retail Park, we offer a full selection of garage services, from class 4 & 7 MOT testing through to Brakes, Clutches, Timing Belts, Diagnostics and Air Conditioning.

What's more, we are the only garage in Rotherham to be inspected and certified by the AA. As from the 16th March we are also Which? trusted trader approved.

G Harniess (Louth) Ltd
38 Jobs Completed
LOUTH
4.9 / 5

Family owned garage Have been trading in Louth since 1914. We carry out repairs for all makes of cars but specialise in Skoda.

SAI Wimbledon Ltd
77 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

SAI MOT Centre is one of Wimbledon's leading auto repair, full car service and MOT testing stations for many models of cars and other utility vehicles. SAI MOT Centre can undergo MOT testing at our facilities as we’re DVSA approved testing stations in South London and more specifically in the Wimbledon area. Whether your vehicle needs its first MOT after three years or your annual MOT test is due – we can help you out and provide you with quick, reliable MOT testing. You can now book an MOT in Wimbledon using our interactive live, MOT booking system, giving you a real-time solution right to your fingertips. We aim to provide convenience with our cheap MOT services that start from just £29 and we will gladly pick up your vehicle and drop it back off after it has been tested.

SAI MOT Centre is a local, independent business in London near Wimbledon that has years of experience in MOT testing, car servicing and repairs. We offer a range of quality services and repairs including arranging MOT testing, servicing and diagnostics, tyres and wheel alignment, exhausts and suspension, batteries and brakes, clutch, cambelts and air conditioning. We will always reassure you that you’ll be receiving quality work. We are committed to making our services and repairs affordable, providing our customers with huge savings leaving them coming back to our MOT station time and time again.

NCC Vehicle Solutions
20 Jobs Completed
Oxted
5.0 / 5

I began my mechanical career 18 years ago with Peugeot, where I completed my apprenticeship, and then spent a further 2 years. I then went on to work in several independent garages gaining experience working on all makes and models of vehicles, before deciding to start my own company. I set up NCC Vehicle Solutions back in 2015, carrying out work as a mobile mechanic at a location and time to suit you, or offering free collection and delivery and fixing your car within my workshop.

I have specialist knowledge of Peugeot, BMW and Vauxhall vehicles, but to be honest I have worked on all different vehicles over the years and I am confident I can get your vehicle road worthy ASAP regardless. I only use good quality parts and I guarantee all of my work.

Eclipse Tyre Services Alcester - Team Protyre
26 Jobs Completed
Alcester
5.0 / 5

Originally opened as Eclipse Tyres, the Protyre Centre in Alcester has recently extended its services to include MOT testing and vehicle servicing. Carl and his team now provide a comprehensive service for motorists as well as MOT and servicing the centre offer a diagnostic service to identify any issues. The Alcester Protyre also provide tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Michelin and GT Radial. The Protyre Alcester team will be pleased to advise on the best tyre to meet your driving requirements. Providing a complete range of mid range and budget tyres.

Mr Tyre - Wolverhampton
124 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.8 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car garage of choice for drivers across the country, and now you too can benefit from our expertise and friendly services.

Mr Tyre are an independent business, meaning we’re able to find and offer to you the very best deals on vehicle products. We aim to provide the highest quality products and services at the most competitive prices. As such, you can rest assured that our top priority will be your complete satisfaction and peace of mind.

The Motor Family (RAC Approved MOT & Service Centre)
65 Jobs Completed
Batley
4.9 / 5

Welcome to The Motor Family. We are an independent MOT, service and sales centre in Birstall/Batley. We are a RAC Approved Garage and offer a full range of garage services including MOT Testing, Servicing, Tyres, Repairs and more. As an RAC Approved Garage we follow the RAC Customer Charter; Honest pricing, Quality work & Exceptional customer service. We’d really love to hear from you so why not drop in to see us or give us a call on

Button Motors LTD
48 Jobs Completed
Redditch
4.9 / 5

I have many years experience in mechanics working in both independent garages as well as main dealerships such as Ford. I contracted for a number of years with large brands such as Aston Martin & Volvo to name a few. In 2017 it was time to take the step and set-up my own business and Button Motors was born.
We do specialize in Clutch repairs and cambelt/chain replacement including engine repairs.
However we are happy to do any work on all major car brands.

Integrated Auto Solutions
368 Jobs Completed
Denton
4.9 / 5

Integrated Auto Solutions are a local independent garage based in Manchester. We are a newly formed company who have been established a little over a year, and we are going from strength to strength. We are looking to expand our client base and are eager to help customers get their vehicles road worthy ASAP. We can undertake all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing, with no job being too big or too small. Our team of 4 technicians have all been chosen specifically for their area of expertise, and have many years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles.

We can offer a recovery service to customers with non-starters, and some smaller jobs can be done mobile too as we have a fully equipped mobile unit too.

Cardiff Rd Tyres and Mechanical Garage
20 Jobs Completed
READING
5.0 / 5

We are specialist in tyres (part worn & new) and mechanical Repairs as well as MOT testing.
We are very competitive on Prices some of the starting prices are as below:
Interim Service: from £30
Full Service: From £50
MOT testing: from £45

If customer books in advance we can do servicing and MOTs after 6:00 PM as well as Sundays.
For Bookings Please call

SMS Motors
1094 Jobs Completed
Horton
4.7 / 5

SMS Autocare is dedicated to quality and value for money with the services we provide. We can offer full diagnostic testing, MOT and Service, mechanical repairs and much more.

Our experienced mechanics have various RMI/ATA accreditations and are always on hand to provide the help and advice that you need to get your vehicle back to full health. We have valuable links within the motor trade industry and aim to provide good value for money on all products and services.

SMS Autocare are proud members of the Retail Motor Industry Federation and the Trust My Garage scheme. All work comes with a 12 month / 12,000 mile parts and labour guarantee and we offer our customers a FREE collection and delivery service within 15 miles.

North East Auto Services - Chester-Le-Street
38 Jobs Completed
Chester-le-street
5.0 / 5

Welcome to North East Auto Services Group, in Middlesbrough, Peterlee, Fairfield, Stockton and Chester-le-Street.
We offer a wide range of garage services including MOT Testing, Servicing, Tyres, Air Conditioning, Repairs and more.

Kens Auto Spares Bulwell
45 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.8 / 5

We are best known for tow-bar fitting but over the last 6 years we have also started carrying out all manners of car repairs and servicing.

You can trust us to take care of your car and give you honest and reliable advice.
We aim to build a trust with our customers in the hope that they will continue to return to us and also recommend us to their friends and relatives. All you have to do is ask and we will deliver.

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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.

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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£135.65
Ford£126.78
Volkswagen£126.86
Peugeot£121.97
BMW£130.73
Nissan£140.06
Toyota£131.14
Renault£120.38
MINI£121.90
Citroen£109.04
Audi£137.43
Mercedes£123.09

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/03/2020 and 05/06/2020.

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 changeimmediately 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.

Exhaust repair cost

Car exhaust repair is a service which can be priced at a variety of levels. This is due to the fact that there are a number of things which could go wrong. For example, exhaust hole repair will vary as the size of the damage will be unique to your car and so the cost of exhaust replacement or exhaust pipe repair cannot be predicted, you simply need to get a personal quote from local garages using WhoCanFixMyCar!

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 14,827 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;

  • Enter your car registration number
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  • We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

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