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Exhaust Repair in Havant

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

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Top garages for Exhaust Repair in Havant (55 found)
Protyre Portsmouth
49 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
4.4 / 5

Jamie and his team provide a complete range of services for the motorist and motorcycle rider offering MOTs for car, van and 4x4 the centre also undertakes motorcycle MOT's. Providing a comprehensive range of mechanical services including a fixed price servicing menu. The centre also offers tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental and Michelin as well as mid-range manufacturers Falken and Kumho. We also have a comprehensive range of budget tyres available to buy online and the Portsmouth team will advise the best tyres for your driving requirements. Free vehicle checks are available throughout the year and the centre will be pleased to undertake brake, battery, tyre, lights and wiper blade checks all Free of charge. Why not visit our centre to get the best advise from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

Smile Servicing & Repairs
596 Jobs Completed
Hilsea
4.9 / 5

At Smile Servicing & Repairs we offer car repairs in Hilsea, Portsmouth, and further afield, such as Cosham, Copnor and beyond. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience to be able to service and repair your vehicle to a high standard. We are a one stop shop for all your vehicle needs including MOT, Tyres, Smart paint repairs and Air con re-gas and repairs.
We have factory trained Technicians who can cover the entire Citroen car and light commercial range including C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, DS3, Picasso, Dispatch and Berlingo.
As a specialist repairer we can service and repair to the manufacturers specifications. We can update Mazda digital service records and carry out anti- corrosion checks. We have factory trained technicians who specialise in MazdaRX8 and MX5 models and Nissan 350ZX models. We are also experts in Nissan 4x4 models including Navara, Pathfinder and X Trail and the Primastar commercial. We have the latest diagnostic equipment. Any servicing carried out by us does not affect your warranty.
We also specialise in all MINI models, using the latest techniques and equipment. From servicing to repairs we can fulfil all of your requirements. Finally and most importantly, we guarantee to beat any like for like service or repair quote from any franchised dealer.
We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, too.

A&M
34 Jobs Completed
Havant
5.0 / 5

Mobile Mechanic
30 years experience on most Marques of cars, including BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Ford, Vauxhall.
Reliable, reasonably priced service.

RAD Auto Services Ltd
187 Jobs Completed
Waterlooville
4.9 / 5

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 Waterlooville and surrounding areas and offer a free collection and delivery service.

Tyre and Auto Emsworth - Team Protyre
36 Jobs Completed
Emsworth
3.3 / 5

Daniel and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Havant 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. Ian 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.

Hilsea Tyres
72 Jobs Completed
Limberline Road
3.9 / 5

At Hilsea Tyres, we provide you with specialised advice and solutions for all garage services. We supply and fit new and part worn tyres, at competitive prices, in Portsmouth and it’s surrounding areas.

With over 15 years experience we pride ourselves on our commitment to outstanding tyre fitting services. Whether it’s a single replacement or full-set, our services cater to a wide range of needs, so we can get your car up and running as quick as possible.

As true specialists in the motor industry, our services don’t just stop at expertly fitted tyres. We also offer and perform an extensive set of mechanical and car maintenance services within our Portsmouth based auto centre.

Triangle Cars
114 Jobs Completed
Havant
4.6 / 5

Welcome to Triangle Car Havant's 1st choice Tyre Centre and Auto Repair Workshop for private and corporate customers, providing an affordable quality service you can trust.Conveniently located at Dunsbury Business Park in Havant, our Tyre Centre and Workshop is fully equipped with the latest equipment and our friendly staff are trained with the expertise and knowledge to guarantee a first class service.Our services include Tyre fitting centre, 4 wheel laser wheel alignment, vehicle servicing, full diagnostics, MOT testing and repairs, brakes, exhausts, clutches, shock absorbers, batteries and more.

AS Motor Services Mobile Mechanic
14 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

I am a mobile mechanic with 12 years experience, fully qualified and hold an MOT testers licence.

All mechanical repairs undertaken on any make/model of car, including but not limited to:
- Cambelts
- Clutches
- Servicing
- Tyres
- Engine repairs/rebuilds
- Exhausts
- Air con
- MOT's

I am based in Milton, Portsmouth, but provide a fully mobile service. Working all weathers, and all seasons.
I take all major debit and credit cards.

Fratton Bridge Garage
17 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
4.7 / 5

Fratton Bridge Garage is an independent family run business located in the heart of Portsmouth. Established in 1990, we have an excellent reputation, a loyal client base and offer you a very personal service, accompanied by excellent customer care and competitive rates. Our team of experts have a Wealth of knowledge and experience, carrying out Mechanical Repairs to a very high standard to all makes and models of vehicles.

Collison Motoring Services Ltd
74 Jobs Completed
Cowplain, Waterlooville
4.2 / 5

"From its beginnings, Collison Motoring Services has worked to develop an unrivalled reputation for customer care and attention to detail. Offering the very best to Waterlooville, Portsmouth and the surrounding areas, our priority is your needs as a customer and as the person who knows your vehicle best. We are national award winners and take real pride in pleasing every customer, regardless of the complexity of the job. Collison Motoring Services is the one stop shop for all your vehicle needs from fast-fit items such as tyres and bulbs to bespoke (money saving) exhaust systems and engine diagnostics. As a Bosch Car service centre we have ground breaking technology at our fingertips no matter what your vehicle needs or what make or model. All our parts and work is guaranteed, and we even offer on-site car and van hire or collection and delivery for your vehicle. Nothing is too much trouble."

EC vehicle repairs
27 Jobs Completed
Waterlooville
4.6 / 5

The business is run by Daryl Chant who is a fully qualified mechanic and welder with a wealth of experience within the industry and experience to fix any problem at affordable prices. We will also be prepared to price match with any official quote.
Our team offer a reliable service throughout West Sussex, Hampshire and the surrounding areas. Any light or major repairs can be undertaken, as well as welding, emergency jobs and 24 hour breakdown services. Ensuring that our customers are always 100% happy with each service provided and executed is of the upmost importance.

Having been in the mechanic industry for many years, ensuring customer satisfaction has been my main goal to stand out compared to my competition in West Sussex, Hampshire and the surrounding areas.

A & J Lawrence
23 Jobs Completed
Cosham
4.6 / 5

A & J Lawrence is a family run business. It was set up in 1988 by two brothers, Tony and Jon Lawrence. Since then we have expanded to the company we are today, with 53 employees in a 42000sqft premises. We cover all aspects of repairs from bulb changes to full engine replacements on the Bosch accredited mechanical side and small dents to full accident repairs in the body shop. So whether the job is big or small we will offer the same great service. A & J Lawrence the garage you can depend on.

Clarks Auto Service Ltd
20 Jobs Completed
Hampshire
4.9 / 5

A Friendly Family run garage offering service and repairs to all makes and models of car, van and Motorhomes in Waterlooville. MOT's carried out on site. Free estimates, diagnostics, air con regas. Courtesy Cars available. Free Local Collection and Delivery service. We are proud Members of Checkatrade, Foxy Choice (Female Friendly Garage Scheme) and Motor Industry Code of Practice. Our Pricing is clear and competitive and we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service. So whatever your problem from a water leak to a replacement engine, we can help.

Perrys Portsmouth
9 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Perrys Portsmouth, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer will mean that you'll get a great deal more. With Perrys, we don't fast fit. Instead we use care and attention to ensure that you receive the right fix, at the right price, first time around. Our time-served technicians are all manufacturer-trained using the latest diagnostic equipment and technology, with all of our work guaranteed for 12 months or 10,000 miles. Also, you will be safe in the knowledge that we use trusted and official parts.We offer a wide range of alternative transport options from Courtesy Cars to Collection and Delivery. If you prefer, you can while you wait for your vehicle to be repaired or serviced in one of our sites comfortable reception areas, which have free Wi Fi and refreshments.We look forward to hearing from you.

Bright Sparks Garage
15 Jobs Completed
Waterlooville
4.3 / 5

We are a family run business with over 25 years experience, we offer mechanical repairs, car restorations, welding, shot blasting, paintwork, and servicing

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Exhaust Repair in Havant
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 Havant bookings

5.00

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How much does Exhaust Repair cost in Havant?

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 Havant for Exhaust Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Exhaust Repair Cost by Car Make in Havant
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Peugeot£88.35

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 13/04/2020 and 12/07/2020.

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 15,160 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