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A problem with your exhaust system will only worsen over time. Therefore, it is better to act quickly to avoid much more costly and extensive repairs.

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CPS Automotive Ltd.
143 Jobs Completed
Byfleet
4.9 / 5

We are a family run business with over 15 years of experience in all vehicle makes and models. We have a good reputation and positive feedback throughout all of our customers. Delivery and collection services are also available locally.<br /><br />Our services range from MOT’s, MOT repairs, servicing on all manufacturers, clutches, timing belts/chains, engine replacement, latest diagnostics testing and equipment, air conditioning fault finding, re-gas, exhaust welding, body panel welding, laser wheel alignment, DPF regeneration and cleaning.

Express Auto Repairs
119 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
5.0 / 5

Established in June 2019 we become so busy that I had to have a helping hand a couple of days a week, so my Brother who is a Mechanic as well started out giving me the help I needed, we quickly have grown due to our fair pricing honest repairs. We now looking to get some more work so we can employ someone else and help us do what we love most.<br /><br />We don't have any specialties, we do whatever we need to do to make a customer happy. <br /><br />We are Mobile Mechanics Based in Bournemouth, covering the areas of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and surrounding areas.<br /><br />We thing we have the expertise to help most customers with their needs, as we have extensive knowledge in most repairs areas and basic knowledge of electrical work.<br />Also, we have a 5star rating on Facebook reviews.<br />https://www.facebook.com/ExpressAutoRepairs2019

C&M Car Sales
24 Jobs Completed
Banham
5.0 / 5

We are an independent garage operating through Norfolk, established in 2018. With over 15 years experience in the industry, you can rest assured that when you entrust your car to us, we’ll take care of every last detail. From changing the oil to checking tyre pressure, we handle everything to make sure you drive away happy. <br /><br />Get in touch to see how we can assist you today!!

Walsall Performance Centre
13 Job Completed
Willenhall
5.0 / 5

Walsall Performance Centre is a family owned business who has over 25 years in the automotive industry, we firmly believe in good old fashioned fair pricing, we believe that the care of your vehicle shouldn't be stressful or expensive, we specialise in discounts for OAP, New Drivers, Trade Discount and Emergency Services.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
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Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:<br /><br />-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements<br />-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues<br />-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner<br />-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems<br />-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components<br />-- Will replenish engine fluids and components<br />-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures<br />-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)<br />-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues<br /><br />Experience:<br /><br />Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.<br />Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.<br />Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).<br />Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.<br />Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.<br />Very good physical strength and stamina<br /><br />Qualifications:<br /><br /> BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course) <br /> HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)<br /> HND motor vehicles (1 year course)<br /> IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager<br /><br />Classes of Vehicles tested:<br /><br />Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)<br />4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)<br />4 Motor caravans<br />4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)<br />4 Dual purpose vehicles<br />4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)<br />4 Ambulances and taxis<br />4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)<br />4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)<br />4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)<br />5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)<br />5 Playbuses<br />5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check<br />5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check<br />7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Apex Car Repairs
283 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Apex Car Repairs is a well-established Ford and BMW specialist, offering a professional and high-quality service on a full range of work. At Apex Car Repairs we take great pride in our work and thus only use genuine OEM parts and the latest diagnostic testers which allows us to deliver Main Dealer Services. We are based in East London Give us call today to find out how we can help you with any of your car issues, no matter how big or small!

SMS Motors
1406 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.

chami motors and mobile mechanics
62 Jobs Completed
Orpington
5.0 / 5

Im a friendly reliable mechanic who work in local garage for last 5 years looking to expand my service around the area as a mobile mechanic

ASD Motorhouse Ltd
143 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.8 / 5

We are a well established small independent local company and have been in business for over 30 years.<br />We have full workshop facilities for MOT testing on cars and motorbikes, servicing and repairs. We are specialists in electrical engine management sytems fault finding with some of the latest electronic diagnostic facilities for diagnosing and repairing engine, gearbox, abs, airbags and traction control units on most cars and light commercials.<br />We are also have the knowledge to carry out repairs on the older 'classic' vehicles.<br />We carry out MOT testing and some repairs for local prestigious Main Dealers specialising in luxury, sports and offroad vehicles.<br />When you deal with us you are dealing with the people who are actually going to work on your car, not a person behind a desk.<br /><br />We believe in doing a job up to a standard and not down to a price.<br /><br />We are always happy to talk and offer some free advice to assist the decision making process.<br />A local collection and delivery service by fully insured drivers is also available subject to availability, within a 3 mile radius of the workshop.<br /><br />We accept Cash, Credit and Debit cards as forms of payment.<br /><br /> We also have a small number of vehicles for sale at reasonable prices with comprehensive warranties from 3 months upwards. Part exchanges are welcome.

Auto-Mobile Tech
188 Jobs Completed
Reading
5.0 / 5

Auto-Mobile Tech is here to deliver you quality mobile repairs wherever you are, eliminating the stress and hassle that comes with going to a garage. With over 20 years experience, I have gained a vast amount of skills and knowledge through thorough training and by working in main dealer workshops. <br /><br />My history working for a main dealer as an Audi Master Technician has also given me the opportunity to specialise in certain makes and models such as VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda. However, I am experienced and confident with all makes and models and deliver the same standard of work to all vehicles. <br /><br />Established in 2017, my aim is to deliver you with an outstanding customer experience and high-standard workmanship at affordable prices, at a place that is convenient for you. All parts are sourced from highly regarded suppliers and come with a warranty. <br /><br />Having invested in the latest diagnostic equipment, I can quickly pinpoint the issue with your car so I can give you the best advice going forward. I also have specialist diagnostic equipment for Audi and VW vehicles as well as VW and Audi digital service schedule.<br /><br />Whether you are at work or home or stuck on the side of the road, I am here to provide you with an efficient, reliable service to get you back on the road promptly.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Coventry
1397 Jobs Completed
Coventry
4.4 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing. <br /><br />Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines. <br /><br />Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Westbourne Motors Mobile -Guildford
104 Jobs Completed
Guildford
4.2 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA &amp; RAC. <br /><br />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. <br /><br />For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car. <br /><br />The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee. <br /><br />We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

Westbourne Motors - Bristol
410 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.5 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA &amp; RAC. <br /><br />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. <br /><br />For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car. <br /><br />The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee. <br /><br />We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

ABM Autohaus Ltd
424 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.4 / 5

We are specialists in engine reconditioning of all makes and models. We are based in Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, West Midlands. We carry out all general car repairs, servicing, wheel alignment, tyre replacement, wheel balancing, exhausts, welding work, head gaskets, cambelts, timing chains, engine replacements, gearbox replacements, clutches, brakes, general diagnostics and general 32 point health check services. Our three technicians have over 45 years of combined experience in this industry, and invaluable experience in working on all makes and models of vehicles.

Walkers Tyres Leicester (Bradgate Street) Team Protyre
115 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.0 / 5

Walkers Tyres situated on Bradgate Street, Leicester joined the Protyre family in June 2015, with the centre providing a comprehensive range of services for the motorist including undertaking and fitting tyres for all the leading manufacturers including, Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Falken and GT Radial. Meetesh and his team will keep you motoring, undertaking servicing and diagnostics. The centre also fits and replaces brakes, batteries, exhausts and is pleased to work on suspensions. Why not visit our centre to get the best advise from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

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Frequently asked questions
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What does a car's exhaust 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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How does a car's exhaust work?

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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Why do car exhausts rust?

The exhaust rusts for a couple of reasons: first, it is exposed to water, debris, salt and damage from materials thrown up from the road. Second, the exhaust undergoes extremes of heat and cold, as well as internal water vapour (a byproduct of internal combustion), all of which speed up the rusting process.
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What does blue, white or black exhaust smoke mean?

It's useful to know your exhaust smoke colours! Black smoke means your engine is burning fuel inefficiently, creating soot, pointing towards a tuning, ignition or air/fuel mixture issue. Blue smoke means that oil is getting beyond where it should be in your engine and actually mixing with fuel and being burnt, probably because of worn valve stem seals or piston rings. White smoke indicates that coolant is entering the engine's cylinders, most likely due to a cracked or warped head gasket.
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How much does an Exhaust System cost?

Good news - exhaust systems can often be bought and replaced in sections, meaning a cost-effective repair can be under £100. Typical full replacement costs are £150-£200.
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How long does a car exhaust last?

A good quality non-stainless steel exhaust should last 5-6 years, and a stainless steel system could last 10 years. Note that life expectancy is hugely affected by driving conditions. Lots of short journeys cause moisture to build up in the system (because it doesn't get hot enough to burn it off), increasing the likelihood of rust. Lots of motorway miles has the opposite effect.

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4.74

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Exhaust Repair Costs

The cost of a Exhaust Repair 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 Repair Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£109.85
Ford£107.63
BMW£106.03
Volkswagen£104.42
Peugeot£98.59
Toyota£116.06
Citroen£102.50
MINI£125.58
Nissan£113.62
Renault£101.50
Audi£98.46
Mercedes£85.92
Volvo£108.70

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/12/2020 and 07/03/2021.

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 that 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. Although you only see the tail pipe from the outside of the car, the exhaust system is much larger than you would think.

The exhaust ensures that fumes are transported away 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 be functioning properly to guarantee that the gases are released into the outside environment safely.



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. If the exhausts integrity is compromised, anything close to the damaged area will be exposed to potential harm.

If your DPF is 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 through the head gasket.

However, if there is indeed an oil leak, it may get into the combustion system and the result will be blue smoke coming from the exhaust. If this is the case for your vehicle, contact a mechanic promptly.



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

A warning light will come on but it’s 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, which occurs through 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 this case, there will be 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, whereas if you 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 be. 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 these colours 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 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 different 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.


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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Exhausts system