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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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Js Auto’s
98 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.8 / 5

Here at Js Auto’s we offer a fully mobile service coming to you providing a fast, reliable and honest service. Everything from repairs to servicing, covering Glasgow and surrounding areas.

Mobile-mechanic
1176 Jobs Completed
Alfreton
4.9 / 5

Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

JR Vehicle Services
309 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.8 / 5

We are an independant garage that caters for most of your vehicle needs.

We are fully qualified, fully insured and very keen to repair vehicles honestly and as reasonably as possible.

We try to keep our prices as low as possible but we will quote for work to be done thoroughly so it's worth comparing our quotes to see exactly what you are getting.

We like to do things properly so quote accordingly, what we quote is what you pay.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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AF Service Centre
580 Jobs Completed
Cramlington
4.9 / 5

Established in 1998, we are an independent garage with an aim to provide a first-class service to our customers both private and business. Delivering our customers with an honest, efficient and professional service is paramount to us and we strive to deliver nothing less. As we have grown, we have moved forward with the industry, modifying our equipment and services to meet industry and customer requirements.

Over the years we have successfully maintained our client base and have built relations with many customers who have in return, through recommendation brought new custom year after year. After all, the most successful form of advertisement is a personal recommendation.

Our highly-skilled team of mechanics has over 80 years’ experience in a wide range of mechanical repairs and services from clutch and gearbox repairs to servicing and MOT’s, every job is carried out with the same level professionalism. With a wealth of knowledge, they can provide repairs to a variety of makes and models and have the ability and equipment to diagnose faults promptly ensuring you are back on the road swiftly. We are also one of the only workshops offering a welding service in our area.

Here at AF Service Centre you will receive transparent prices and honest advice leaving you with peace of mind that you and your vehicle are in good hands. All our parts are OE quality and are sourced from well-recognized suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, in addition to this our labour comes under a 12-month warranty.

Tab Automotive
240 Jobs Completed
Harrow
4.8 / 5

Dealing with main dealers and independent car garages can get quite stressful, especially with busy home life and work schedules, so therefore why not choose a knowledgeable IMI approved, qualified Mobile Technician who has a vast number of years experience dealing with all types of vehicles from your standard to your high-end, luxury and classics.

Tab Automotive thrives on delivering a first class service to all it's client's by providing a professional & efficient service in a timely manner, and most importantly at your own doorstep, work place or wherever you prefer.

All London and surrounding areas are covered.

Tranztec
117 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

Tranztec is a small, friendly garage that was founded in 2013. Setting a business up by himself, Joseph Huxley specialises in repairing and servicing cars of all makes and models. With years of experience in this business, our team are committed to providing you with first-class car garage services at all times. Over the years, we have developed an outstanding reputation for quality and service.

Our mechanics are fully qualified and are always ready to provide you with a range of garage services at affordable prices. Since we are a reputable car service centre, rest assured that your vehicle will be repaired efficiently.

We are relatively new to this website however we have existing reviews on Yell, so please have a read of these to get an idea of how much customer excellence matters to us and the treatment you can expect to receive by choosing us to carry out your repair.

RJD Automotive
19 Jobs Completed
Evesham
5.0 / 5

RJD Automotive is based just outside kidderminster, no job is to small or big. We specialise in all aspects of keeping you and your vehicle on the road. We have a race team and also do alot motorsport vehicles also. Please get in touch for competitive prices and A class service.

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2137 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
2491 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.8 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Tyre and Auto Southampton - Team Protyre (Burgess Rd)
170 Jobs Completed
Southhampton
4.7 / 5

Nick and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Southampton joined the Protyre network in 2016. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs as well as supplying and fitting tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s from all leading manufacturers, including Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone and Continental. Nick and the team will be pleased to provide advice on the best tyres to meet your driving requirements. Why not visit our centre to get the best advice from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

Blackpole Trade and Save Autocentre
108 Jobs Completed
Worcester
5.0 / 5

Blackpole Trade & Save Autocentre in Worcester, the place for all makes & models vehicle maintenance. We have an MOT Test Centre on-site located in Blackpole, Worcester which is situated just off J6 of the M5. We offer a range of ‘fast fit’ facilities including brakes, exhausts, tyres and air conditioning maintenance. And, of course, a range of service and maintenance packages to suit your cars mechanical requirements.

Every vehicle that enters our workshop will receive a vehicle health check and a video will be emailed to the customer to guide them through any work that needs attention. Our comprehensive vehicle health check will examine areas of your vehicle such as your brakes, tyres, exhaust, shock absorbers, fluid levels and battery to ensure that it's in the best possible condition.

Be safe in the knowledge that YOU are our priority. Total customer satisfaction is our mission, proven by our high volume of returning customers we have at Trade & Save. We measure our success on customer satisfaction, please see our Good Garage Scheme page to read our customer testimonials .

Fenlake Auto Electrical Services
5 Job Completed
Bedford
5.0 / 5

ESTABLISHED 1979, FENLAKE AUTO ELECTRICAL SERVICES SPECIALISE IN CAR, COMMERCIAL, AGRICULTURAL, PLANT AND MARINE SERVICES.

Fenlake is an independent authorised Bosch Car Service and Repair Centre specialising in auto electrical repairs and we probably have more technical equipment than many franchise dealerships. Fenlake has been trading for more than 30 years.

Contact us and our team will be waiting to help!

LEVOFIX LTD
39 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

I am a specialist car mechanic with a wide range of experience. I have been a mechanic for 14 years and have experience working on all car types. I love my job and enjoy helping people. No job is too small. I work on Sundays and bank holidays.

RSR Porscha
128 Jobs Completed
Bishops Stortford
4.9 / 5

Twenty one plus years in the automotive industry. Worked with UK Main Dealer's: BMW and Porsche. Worked in Canada also for a BMW Main Dealer in Toronto and a Porsche Main Dealer in Edmonton Alberta. Returned to the UK 2009, continued in the Automotive Industry as a Freelance Certified Porsche/BMW Technician, working with Prestige Used Car Dealer's. Covering Marque's such as:.. Maserati Ferrari Lamborghini Aston Martin Porsche Rolls Royce Bentley BMW Mercedes and Audi , Also Convertible Soft/Hard Top Diagnostics........ also ''Maintaining the value of Classic Cars is a Passion''.. ********************QUALITY is KEY*******************

JJ Lux Motors
436 Jobs Completed
Wigan
5.0 / 5

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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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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£102.49
Ford£108.39
Peugeot£98.90
BMW£101.63
Toyota£109.82
Volkswagen£105.13
Citroen£99.75
Nissan£108.28
Audi£100.96
MINI£106.61
Renault£107.50
Mercedes£89.19
Volvo£112.33

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/08/2020 and 25/11/2020.

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

Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Exhausts system