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Is your car exhaust noisy? Does it rattle? We work with friendly garages across Edinburgh, ready to diagnose and repair or replace your exhaust, at the RIGHT price. Naturally we also offer Edinburgh Clutch Replacement and Edinburgh Cambelt Changes.

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Top garages for Exhaust Repair in Edinburgh (181 found)
The Garage.
78 Jobs Completed
Glenrothes
4.7 / 5

Situated in Glenrothes, Fife, The Car Garage is an independent vehicle repair company offering MOT preparation and service facilities on-site. We pride ourselves in providing a reliable and friendly repair service to clients in the Glenrothes area.

High Quality Repairs from a Name You Can Trust.

Is your car or van in need of a repair? If so, bring it along to our garage where all repairs are carried out by our team of highly skilled mechanics. With over 10 years’ experience, it’s no wonder why we’re the main choice when people need their vehicle repairing. So whether you’re in need of a general repair or service, or would like us to look at your shock absorbers and suspension, we’re able to undertake all mechanical repairs on-site.

Quality Assurance

We will ensure that from the moment your vehicle is booked in, to the moment it leaves our Repair Centre you can be assured of our best attention at all times. If we need to discuss any aspect of your repair we will give you a call.

Great Customer Service

At The Car Garage, providing great customer service is at the heart of everything we do. From dropping your vehicle off, until you collect it, we will keep you updated every step of the way. We guarantee the best services for all your motoring needs in the Glenrothes area!

Fife Autocentre - Dunfermline
462 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
4.6 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

Balmoral Motor Company
24 Jobs Completed
Dalkeith
5.0 / 5

Vehicle repair services and MOT centre in Dalkeith, Midlothian. At the Balmoral Motor Company Ltd, we have more than 60 years of experience repairing and servicing all makes and models of vehicles. Over the years we have built up a reputation for outstanding customer service and excellent mechanical repair work.

Why choose Balmoral Motor Company Ltd?
Experienced professionals
MOT test centre
Comprehensive vehicle repair service
Daewoo & Chevrolet specialists
All makes & models welcome
Courtesy car available

We provide a vehicle collection service to:
Queensferry
Edinburgh
Penicuik
Gorebridge
Haddington
Musselburgh

All of the parts we supply and fit are under warranty and all of our workmanship is fully guaranteed for added peace of mind.

D&G Autocare - Musselburgh
382 Jobs Completed
Musselburgh
4.7 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions, clutches and garage repairs! We’re equipped to fix all garage repairs and replace all car parts. We also supply tyres and wheels and have VOSA Authorised Testing Facilities up to Class 7 commercial Vehicles. Company cars, fleet and lease vehicles are welcome too. With our knowledge and experience, we provide our customers with a service that’s second to none, together with fantastic value for money and the best guarantees in the business.

Carnegie Autos
8 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
5.0 / 5

Carnegie Autos fully appreciate how difficult it is for people to find reliable and trustworthy garages where they can service and repair their cars.
We are always keen to prove to our customers that we are different!

We handle all makes and models and specialise in more than 40 car brands
All our mechanics and technicians are equipped with the latest portable technology
All our work has a minimum 12-month guarantee all services

Multifix Garage
183 Jobs Completed
Elgin Street, Dunfermline
4.9 / 5

Here at Multifix our passion is to deliver you with high-quality workmanship at competitive prices. With over 25 years’ experience, we cover all makes and models and a variety of services including body and paintwork. Our FREE collection and delivery service is available for customers within a 25-mile radius.

If you are unable to come to us we also have a fantastic mobile service which means we can come to you wherever you are. You can rest assured that we always have you covered. Whether it’s a clutch replacement or brake pads and discs, our parts come under standard manufacturer warranty and are sourced from well-recognised suppliers. Light commercial vehicles are also welcome at Multifix.

We are a local independent garage that is home to a friendly, approachable team who will always discuss your options and provide you with excellent advice.

Autofix Garage
43 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.2 / 5

We are a local garage based on West Harbour Road (EH5) in Edinburgh. We carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, electrical work and servicing as well as specialising in all aspects of bodywork. We can carry out full resprays/body customisation and even accident and insurance work in our workshop, all carried out to the very highest of standards regardless of job size.

Using only good quality parts, we can help get your vehicle road worthy again ASAP and all work comes guaranteed for your peace of mind. Our mechanic, Radek, has over 15 years of experience in the motor industry and has experience working on all makes and models of vehicles.

We can offer a local collection and delivery service for a small fee.

Lvs Garage Services
14 Jobs Completed
livingston
5.0 / 5

LVS Garage Services is a small independently Family run garage based in Livingston for over 30 years. Our specialist team of Technicians provide a personal and friendly service and are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality of car care. We offer all our customers an extremely high level of service at cost effective prices. We pride ourselves on building strong customer relationships, which has enabled us to achieve an exceptional reputation in the Livingston area.

So please feel welcome to drop in any time during our opening hours, give us a call, or e-mail regarding the services we offer and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and help wherever we can.
We have a fantastic reputation, check our reviews on Google, Facebook and Yell.com
40% of our new work is Referrals, we think that says everything about us

R&B AUTOS REPAIRS AND SALES
130 Jobs Completed
kirkcaldy
4.8 / 5

R&B Autos is an independent garage located in the heart of Kirkcaldy, near the High Street. We are proud to provide the best car services for a wide range of mechanical work, accident damage repairs, high-quality respraying, insurance claims, bodywork, wheel alignment, suspension work and much more. We want our customers to drive away 100% satisfied and that's why we do our utmost to ensure you get fantastic customer service and outstanding repairs.

We also sell second-hand cars which have been hand-picked and are in excellent condition. Our team have many years experience in repairs and services and will always give you honest advice. Our workshop is open 7 days a week and we offer a local collection and delivery service for those within 3 miles. If you wish to wait around while we fix your car, we have a customer waiting room where you can enjoy refreshments and WIFI.

Maitland Motors.
31 Jobs Completed
Burntisland
5.0 / 5

Here at Maitland Motors, we constantly strive to provide our valuable customers with the best service and value for all their motoring needs.

From brakes to bulbs, tyres to MOTs, Maitland Motors is your one-stop-shop for a fast, honest and reliable service. We will talk you through any repairs your vehicle needs and explain why any additional work may be required.

No part will be replaced unless it is needed. We believe the customer has the right to as much information as possible about repairs being carried out, that is why our award-winning mechanic will explain in simple terms what your car needs to run at its best.

D&G Autocare – Inverkeithing
64 Jobs Completed
Inverkeithing
4.8 / 5

Our Inverkeithing garage is run by manager Mick Thomson. If you need an mot, car service, tyres or a car repair or maybe looking for some advise then pop in or contact Colin.
D&G Autocare guarantee not to be beaten by any of our local competitors. We will offer you the best solution for yor car and your pocket

Our price promise means that we wont be be beaten on price for the same brand of tyre and all tyre prices are inclusive of vat plus fitting. Company cars, fleet and lease vehicles welcome.

Reith Motors LTD
140 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.8 / 5

Reith Motors is a family run business that understands the importance of providing a first class service at competitive prices. We pride ourselves in being car service experts; whatever make or model, we can help keep you on the road.

Reith Motors offers free, honest advice, and has done so since being founded in 1966. Over 50 years experience between Graham and John allows us to service, maintain, advise and repair vehicles of all types and ages.

D&G Autocare - Edinburgh West
667 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.6 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions, clutches and garage repairs! We’re equipped to fix all garage repairs and replace all car parts. We also supply tyres and wheels and have VOSA Authorised Testing Facilities up to Class 7 commercial Vehicles. Company cars, fleet and lease vehicles are welcome too. With our knowledge and experience, we provide our customers with a service that’s second to none, together with fantastic value for money and the best guarantees in the business.

D&G Autocare - Kirkcaldy
150 Jobs Completed
Kirkcaldy
5.0 / 5

With 16 garages across Central Scotland in Dunfermline, Fife, Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling and East Kilbride offering the best deals in tyres and car repairs visit your local D&G Autocare garage and take advantage of our savings.
Just pop in , give us a call or use our online booking facilities for MOTs ,Car Servicing, Tyre Enquiries, Exhausts, Brakes, Suspensions, Clutches and all car repairs.

Methven Mills Motors Ltd
29 Jobs Completed
Kirkcaldy
5.0 / 5

Methven mill motors was started in 2015 after working in the trade for 18 years between other garages it was time to fly the nest as they say and give it a go of having my own independent garage it offers a wide range if services from the simple light bulb change right threw to a complete engine /gearbox change overs so here at methven mill motors no job is to big we accommodate all your needs at a high standard at a fraction of the cost of main dealers ..

We also offer mot testing for the following classes of vehicles
motorcycles classes 1/2
Motor cars jeeps and light vans class 4

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Exhaust Repair in Edinburgh
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 Edinburgh bookings

4.77

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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 15,231 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