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Exhaust Repair in Belfast

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Top garages for Exhaust Repair in Belfast (52 found)
My Mechanic
191 Jobs Completed
Lisburn
5.0 / 5

We have been working on cars before we could drive and have over 30 years of experience between the team. A local busines possessing engineering qualifications and experience, resulting in our ability to diagnose and fix any fault on any make of car.

Charles Hurst Ltd - Belfast
269 Jobs Completed
Belfast
3.9 / 5

As the largest new and used car dealers group in Northern Ireland, Charles Hurst is proud to represent some of the world's leading new and used car sales, motorcycle manufacturers such as Yamaha and BMW as well as vans for sale within its dealerships. With showrooms across Northern Ireland covering a wide variety of franchises, our car dealerships really do offer the widest choice of new and used cars. Our new and used car dealers are located throughout Northern Ireland, and with helpful staff at all our showrooms we will be happy to answer any questions regarding buying a new car, used car, bike, or van and can even demonstrate the various features of each model as well as arrange test drives, or find you the latest offers and deals available.

At Charles Hurst car dealerships in Belfast, Newtownards, Newtownabbey, Lisburn, Portadown and Dundonald, we believe in exceptional customer service whether you are a first-time car buyer, or a client looking for commercial vans for sale or family cars, we consider customer satisfaction to be paramount. Our 'For you, For Life' policy ensures that The Charles Hurst Group is able to provide not only new and used cars, but also motoring advice, after sales care and finance options throughout our customers' lives. Contact your local Charles Hurst dealership for more information.

AEC Motors (Mallusk)
639 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.7 / 5

We at AEC Motors have been working on Audi and Volkswagen vehicles for over 15 years, however we have over 30 years of experience in the motor trade and have worked on most makes and models by now. We use state of the art Mac Tool’s and Snap-on car diagnostic equipment which can read the fault codes in your ECU’s memory. Our fully trained technicians are then able to produce a report and inform you of any necessary repairs, to get you back on the road quickly and safely.
And Have won BEST GARAGE Northern Ireland By WCFMC on its annual Awards 4 years running.

We are happy to provide a free collection and delivery service for vehicles within 7 miles of our garage depending car is drivable & roadworthy.
**Note If car needs recovered there will be a recovery fee applicable**

Nelson Auto Specialists
7 Jobs Completed
Belfast
5.0 / 5

Nelson Auto Specialists was established in April 2013. We are conveniently located near to Belfast City Centre which has plenty of shopping facilities close by and access to all bus routes. We have 3 fully trained technicians with years of experience behind them at your disposal. We offer a very professional service and are part of the good garage scheme which puts scrutiny on, and monitors, garages to keep standards very high. We promote ourselves as a one stop garage so there's nothing on a car that we can't get done, from mechanical to bodywork!

We offer the following services;
Servicing (even cars within warranty from new)
MOT work
All mechanical work
Electrical
Bodywork
Paintless dent removal
Welding
Cigarette burns on upholstery
Windscreen chip repairs

Our goal;
Nelson Auto Specialists sets out to repair any problem. We do not just specialise in mechanical work or in body work, we offer it all! Now there is no need to go to various mechanics for various problems anymore - just come straight to Nelson Auto Specialists and you will be back on the road in no time. We offer a friendly, clean & professional environment. You won't be disappointed.

Newtownabbey Autos
40 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.8 / 5

Newtownabbey Autos are your local independent garage, established since 2010.

We are Trading Standards Institute-Approved as well as being members of the Motor Industry Code of Practice, where our customers voted us as of the top 50 garages throughout the UK in 2012! Also, in 2013 and 2014 we were voted Regional Winners of the Year for Northern Ireland and are going from strength to strength.

In our garage you will find a fully equipped workshop complete with 6 ramps and very highly trained technicians. We are specialists and can offer you car servicing and MOT checks at great prices using only the latest diagnostic equipment. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service.

Eurofit
11 Jobs Completed
Belfast
5.0 / 5

Here at Eurofit, we aim to provide a high quality service at affordable prices to get you back on the road. We are an independent garage located in Belfast, with many years experience within the motor industry.

At Eurofit we specialise in a wide range of services – for all makes & models.

Established 1992 in Belfast, offering quality products & services to service Belfast and beyond for both private customers and businesses. We carry out work for local businesses, keeping their cars and vans on the road and to keep their company going.

Ideally and conveniently located just off the west link close to Belfast City Centre, Castle Court Shopping Centre and convenient to M1, M2 and M3.

Professional Staff – extensive experience.

Our reputation comes from years of commitment to customer satisfaction which is why our customers come back time and time again/ Our professional and compassionate staff have extensive experience. Give us a try, we can tackle almost any problem.

Dalys Garage Limited
Member since 12 March 2017
BELFAST

Dalys garage are of the longest serving Hyundai dealers in N Ireland providing all that a main Hyundai dealer should ,from new and used cars sales, fleet sales , servicing ,service plans ,parts ,body repairs ,total after care package provided

Charles Hurst Renault Belfast
Member since 27 February 2017
Belfast

We are a Renault main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault vehicles. Competitive service and MOT prices are only but a few of the surprises we can offer you. If you live within 10 miles of our dealership, we are able to provide you with our collect and deliver service. If you have somewhere to be whilst your vehicle is being repaired, we offer a courtesy car service. With every job; we complete a free vehicle health check to provide total peace of mind. In addition, all Renault approved parts come with a one year guarantee!

Cannon Motors Limited
Member since 06 September 2016
CARRICKFERGUS

Cannon Motors have been serving Carrickfergus and Northern Ireland for the last 26 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, customer service and also the friendly atmosphere of our dealership.

We know visiting a car dealer can sometimes be daunting. You've got lots of questions and you feel you can't ask them. We're here to help you on your journey. Which means we'll listen to your questions and give you expert advice without pushing you down a path that's not right for you. Whether you're looking for a new, used or motability car, at Cannon Motors, we have the expertise to ensure you benefit from miles of stress free motoring.

Charles Hurst (Belfast)
Member since 04 April 2016
Belfast

For a great range of used and new Kia cars, fantastic competitive Kia offers and customer service that is second to none, then visit Charles Hurst Kia in Belfast today. At Charles Hurst Kia we are happy to discuss any fleet and Kia Motability options with you, as well as taking you through the paperwork and discussing any finance options with you too. We also offer Kia after sales such as Kia servicing, parts and Kia spares. Why not visit Belfast’s premier Kia dealer, Charles Hurst Kia, or to find out more about our new or used Kia cars or to arrange a test drive or service today. We'd be happy to help.

Good Autos Service Centre
Member since 01 April 2019
Saintfield

Good Autos Service Centre offers a fast turn around with a professional and welcoming atmosphere.

Charles Hurst Toyota Belfast
Member since 29 July 2015
Belfast

Charles Hurst Toyota Belfast offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your Toyota receive the best care possible, and we will only ever use Toyota genuine parts on your Toyota.

Charles Hurst Toyota Dundonald
Member since 29 July 2015
Dundonald

offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your Toyota receive the best care possible, and we will only ever use Toyota genuine parts on your Toyota.

Bridge Autos
Member since 09 June 2020
Dunmurry

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.
In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind
We cover Dunmurry and surrounding areas and offer courtesy cars as well as a free collection and delivery service

Lough Moss Vehicle Test Center
Member since 03 October 2011
Belfast

"Servicing, all repairs, bodywork, welding, MOT prep. Family run buiness offering years of experience with low prices."

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Exhaust Repair in Belfast
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.

Average rating for  Exhaust Repair in Belfast bookings

5.00

2 reviews

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 15,253 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