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Exhaust Repair in Birmingham

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Top garages for Exhaust Repair in Birmingham (397 found)
Jag Mobile Mechanic
646 Jobs Completed
Erdington
4.6 / 5

Why should you choose me?
I'm one of the best in my field, fully prioritising the customer.
I have experience working for main dealers such as FORD, VOLKSWAGEN and LAND ROVER however I am able to work on other makes from experience gained at busy non franchise garages.

Providing high quality service at a low cost is my aim.
Feel free to call if you have any questions/would like a quoteI'm open 7 days a week.

Heartlands Auto Centre Limited
293 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

We are a family based team that are here to help our customer’s automobile needs. We have been established for over 15 years and have built our products and services over this time.

We pride ourselves on a Fast, Value for Money & Quality service with customer satisfaction a priority. We are based in the heart of Birmingham and located near the Heartlands Hospital.

Millennium Mobile mechanics
405 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Independent recovery and mobile mechanic with over 20 years of experience with car mechanics.

Based in Erdington Birmingham, I offer reasonable prices for all jobs and a quick response.

Autotrics Vehicle Repair
543 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.8 / 5

- Same Day Repair Service - Contactless Collection & Delivery Available - Free vehicle Collection and delivery (up to 5 miles)
Collection and delivery Over 5 miles over and up to 10 miles £50 flat rate
- Easy Monthly Payment Options - Town Centre Location.
- Morning / Afternoon Appointments - For Customers Convenience
- Mechanical Vehicle Diagnostic
- Auto Electrical Vehicle Investigation
- Free Vehicle Collection Option - 5 mile radius from Garage address WV146AF
(We also collect and deliver up to a 10 mile radius from our garage address and further if required) - See further details and pricing at bottom of page.
- Car Key Drop Box Facility - for early or late work shift / breakdown recovery etc
- Waiting room
- Friendly Staff
- NHS / ARMED FORCES / STUDENT / BLUE LIGHT CARD DISCOUNTS

Wear and tear is unavoidable in life, and this is especially true of your vehicle. Fortunately, we're on hand to get you up and running again.

Finding us is easy J10 M6 / just off Black Country Route (Sat Nav - WV14 6AF ).
We are conveniently situated located opposite Bilston Town Centre & Market Place.
Indoor and outdoor market: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
With a 24 hr taxi base / Tram stop & Bus station a stones throw away from the garage.

If you bring your vehicle to us for a service or minor repairs you can wait or visit the town and market place shopping or maybe grab a bite to eat until your vehicle is repaired.

MONTHLY PAYMENT OPTION UP TO £1000
UK REGISTERED DEBIT CARD REQUIRED
Did you know that we offer Interest Free Credit on vehicle repair bills with No credit checks ?
Pay just 25% deposit on the day, drive away with your vehicle repaired then pay the balance over the following three months. Simple!
Spread the cost of unexpected repairs over four months!
Available on ALL repairs over £149.99 - no exceptions
Open to anyone with a UK registered debit card.
Simply pay your 25% deposit with a debit card and the remaining three payments will be automatically taken over the following three months - we can do this over the phone or in person.

Example: total bill £200
Deposit in-centre 1st March £50
Second payment 1st April £50
Third payment 1st May £50
Final payment 1st June £50


VEHICLE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY
Ever had to take an afternoon off work, reschedule an important meeting, or rely on your partner to give you a ride, all because you've had to take your car to the garage because its broken down requires service or m.o.t ?
Autotrics makes this a thing of the past!
We send a mechanic to collect the vehicle leaving you with more time to get on with the important things in life.
We will repair and keep you updated then call when your vehicle is ready for collection.
* Free Vehicle Collection service available from home/work up to 5 miles!
- Delivery back will incur a £25 surcharge. -
We collect your vehicle on our very own vehicle transporter, it will always be a Mechanic collecting your vehicle not just a driver!

Vehicle Collection up to 5 Miles Free
Vehicle delivery up to 5 miles £25
Vehicle Collection & Delivery 5 - 10 miles £50
Please call us if you are further away we can still arrange vehicle collection and delivery :)

Mobile card reader available to pay via card on delivery of your vehicle along with digital repair invoice and payment receipt.


Vehicle Service - A well-maintained vehicle can take you hundreds of thousands of miles, and with regular, thorough servicing you might be surprised how much life you can get out of even heavily used vehicles.

Our experience extends to any kind of repair you may need for your car, so you can rest assured we will be able to help you out,It's always helpful to have a skilled mechanic just a call away. It's always helpful to have a skilled mechanic just a call away.

Additionally, we offer free repair estimates and ensure that there are no surprises when it comes to the price.

It's always helpful to have a skilled mechanic just a call away.
Visit our website www.autotrics.co.uk you can also find our business page on Facebook / Google / Instagram / Nhs Website / Yell.com and Thomson local.

Bennett's Service Centre
1217 Jobs Completed
Stourbridge
4.5 / 5

We have been established since 2008 and was based in Kidderminster, but at the start of 2014 we relocated to Halesowen and now from August 2016 Have moved to Stourbridge, Lye, to a new Unit. We pride ourselves on the quality of work and value we offer our customers and no job is too small or too big. Our professional technicians are skilled in a wide range of makes and models. Customer service is a high priority, we like to make sure our customers return to us year after year. Our reliable and honest service ensures that we always give the best advice for your car. We take all of our customer’s feedback very constructively and strive to satisfy all our customer's needs. We are now offering many more services than ever before including MOT, Servicing, clutch replacements, timing belts/chains and many more. Why not call in and join our loyalty program, Free safety check and battery test. If you need to do some shopping or fancy something to eat whilst we work on your car, the Merry Hill Shopping Centre is local. We look forward to seeing you.

Auto works Service centre ltd
773 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

Welcome to Auto Works, where Quality & Trust come as Standard.

We aim to offer friendly, honest & personal advice to all our customers.

We offer a quality service with quality parts fitted, we believe in doing it right the first time and every time.

We are a little family run business that goes the extra mile helping customers out.

We are building a future for us and our customers, Auto Works will be a one stop shop for all repairs, we are a garage that is invested with moving forward and strive to be the best we can be.

You can be rest assured your car is in the best hands, if its a little car or a super car we will take the same love and care of your vehicle.

Are you looking for high quality vehicle servicing in Birmingham? You have come to the right place. We have the experience and the expertise to resolve all your motoring requirements. We pride ourselves on our great levels of customer satisfaction and believe in building long lasting relationships with our customers.

Our customers are not just a number to us, we have no sales targets to meet so offer a honest service to all, we have many plans for the future and offer you to join us on this incredible journey.

Your car is safe in our hands

We offer payment Assist for those unexpected vehicle repairs, this service allows you to spread the cost over 4 payments interest free.

We also now offer a video service to all customers, this maybe for a service or a Vehicle health check (VHC), This has been introduced to help our customers feel at ease when their vehicle is in the garage with us.

Be rest assured we work to find and fix the faults with your vehicle and aim for a first time fix every time.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Wednesbury
1679 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
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.

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.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Smart MOT & Service Centre
180 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Smart MOT & Service Centre are your local independent garage based in Aston, who take great pride in being able to offer our customers a fast, affordable and customer oriented service. We opened our doors back in 2015 and have gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, having built up a steady loyal customer base and a good reputation in our local area. That said, however, new business is always warmly welcomed too.

We carry out class 4 MOT's in-house as well as all servicing, maintenance and repairs using only good quality O.E. spec parts to ensure you vehicle runs at optimum condition. Our team of three technicians are fully qualified and have been working in this industry for many years. We specialise in servicing work, any minor to major repairs, air conditioning service and regas, dealer level diagnostics, all your vehicle needs under one roof
We are able to offer you a lifetime warranty on suspension and steering components, so please enquire should you require any works of this kind carried out as the price difference in being able to guarantee for life is very minimal.

Being members of the Motor Ombudsman, we adhere to a very strict code of conduct at all times and are audited on a yearly basis. Our work is also backed by the RMI and IMI, which should offer you peace of mind. Should you have any qualms about choosing us to carry out your work, with us being new to this website, please have a look at our feedback online - we are 5 star rated across the board.

Collection and delivery offered within 4 miles of our garage, and have loan cars available too for free but depends on availability

Chemix Autocentres - Halesowen
56 Jobs Completed
Halesowen
4.1 / 5

With more than 50 years in the tyre and automotive business, Chemix Autocentres Halesowen know what our customers need and that's what Chemix Autocentres Halesowen try to deliver time and time again. GREAT PRICES. FRIENDLY SERVICE. HONEST ADVICE. GUARANTEED QUALITY. We are a local family owned business with depots in Halesowen, Stourbridge and Wednesfield.

Manor Motor Company Limited
56 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.7 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Birmingham, look no further than Manor Motor Company, specialists in a wide range of garage services including Car Servicing, MOT, Tyres, Car Repairs and Engine Diagnostics in Birmingham.

Established in 2010, we provide an honest and reliable service at all times, proud to be recognised as a highly reputable car garage in Birmingham.

Located at 1 Shenley Road, we are ideally based to serve the local Birmingham community, undertaking all types of car garage services, from Car Servicing to MOT.

T&G Autos
193 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

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ABM Autohaus Ltd
98 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.6 / 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.

Halfords Autocentre Birmingham (Holloway Head)
8 Job Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Abbey Service Centre
38 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Have you been searching for a company that is able to offer a wide range of garage services in Erdington? With over 25 years of experience in the industry, you can trust Abbey Service Centre to complete all work to a high standard.

Although based in Erdington, we have customers who travel over a distance of 20 miles to reach us. We mainly cover the areas of Sutton Coldfield, Stockland Green, Mere Green, Castle Bromwich, Castle Vale and Minworth. We offer a range of services to our customers, so why not come to us for:

Car Servicing and Repairs
MOTs
Tyres
Engine Diagnostics
Air Conditioning service
Wheel Alignment
Exhausts & Batteries
Body Work
Free Vehicle Health Checks
Engine Timing Belts
Clutch & Gearbox Specialist
Independent Mazda Specialist

We offer free collection and delivery service within a 10 mile radius

Oryx Automotive Resources Ltd
151 Jobs Completed
Hansworth
3.1 / 5

Oryx Automotive is a fully mobile service with extensive knowledge and skills gained over many years. Being mobile means we can come to you wherever you are so you don't need to go through the stress of going to a garage. Covering a wide range of services and repairs from overheating problems, clutch replacements, cambelt changes and much much more!

Our diagnostic services allow us to efficiently and effectively identify any issues your vehicle may have. From there we can discuss any further work required which will be carried out swiftly. You can have peace of mind knowing that your car needs will be dealt with professionally.

We strive to provide our customers with the best customer experience and want you to know you are driving away in a reliable, safe vehicle. We also have access to a fantastic workshop if required.

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Exhaust Repair in Birmingham
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 Birmingham bookings

4.89

19 reviews

How much does Exhaust Repair cost in Birmingham?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Exhaust Repair is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Birmingham for Exhaust Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Exhaust Repair Cost by Car Make in Birmingham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£89.17
Nissan£95.07
Peugeot£94.14
Volkswagen£90.64
Ford£97.33

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/03/2020 and 02/06/2020.

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 14,813 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
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  • 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