Exhaust Repair in High Wycombe

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Top garages for Exhaust Repair in High Wycombe (125 found)
Barnside Motors
803 Jobs Completed
Maidenhead
4.9 / 5

Welcome to Barnside Motors.
We are a garage based near Maidenhead and Slough providing large workshop, MOT and car sales facilities. We offer free collection and delivery.

We are a 6 ramp workshop, servicing more than 2000 cars and MOT 2500 cars every year. We are RMI approved and an RAC approved garage for car sales, we are part of the Trading Standards approved code of businesses and we are also a Black Circles Premier garage.

We are an authorised agent for Forte and specialists in Diesel Particulate Filter/EGR/Diesel system cleaning. We use the latest Bosch and SnapOn diagnostic equipment.

We have 61 5star reviews on Google and average 5stars across Good Garage Scheme, Black Circles, RAC, WhoCanFixMyCar, Autotrader and all our social media.

Sannsi Automotive
121 Jobs Completed
High Wycombe
5.0 / 5

Sannsi Automotive provides Servicing, Repairs, ECU Remapping, Diagnostics & more in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. .

Customer satisfaction is our main priority.

**When visiting please turn off Abercromby Avenue next to café , which will bring you into the estate. I am the first Unit on left after speed hump.**

ARK TECH AUTOS.
47 Jobs Completed
HIGH WYCOMBE
4.6 / 5

Ark Tech Autos is a privately owned, independent business that specializes in bodywork and mechanical work on all kinds of vehicles. We pride ourselves in delighting all our customers through the quality of our repairs and the dedication of our staff.

We specialize in all makes and models and the body-shop is equipped with everything to be able to repair and refurbish old and modern vehicles. All repairs carried out in our Body-shop have a 6 year workmanship guarantee. As well as the quality of our repairs being of the highest standard, we pride ourselves in our ability to turn the majority of vehicles we repair around in 2 to 4 days. This aspect of our business is in direct response to our customer demands.

We endeavor to keep repair costs to a minimum through prudent management of costs and productivity, as well as extensive use of our own in-house SMART repair technicians. We are prepared to discuss the most economically sensible approach to each customer’s repair, if they so wish, suited to their personal requirements.

We measure and control our performance in a very proactive manner and are constantly striving to improve as a result of what our management information tell us. We are often prepared to discuss our performance levels with work providers.

Prestwood Motors Limited
13 Jobs Completed
Great Missenden
4.5 / 5

Prestwood Motors Limited are an independent garage based in Prestwood, Great Missenden. Established in 1968 with a combined 200 years of experience among our mechanics and technicians we pride ourselves on having a proven track record servicing and repairing customers vehicles, so you can trust us to look after all of your motoring needs.

We have Auto Logic dealer level diagnostics for Audi, BMW, Ford, Land Rover, Volvo, Volkswagen Group along with the necessary technical support in addition to specialising in Four Wheel Alignment, Body Repairs and DPF Cleaning. All Labour and Parts are covered by warranty and we can also provide a wide range of additional services such as Collection and Delivery (up to about 6 miles), Courtesy Cars, Transfer to local transport links and even clean (wash/vac) your car.

AV Autocentre
45 Jobs Completed
Slough
5.0 / 5

Our highly skilled team here at AV Autocentre have over 40 years experience combined in a variety of repairs and car maintenance for all makes and models, however, our mechanics also specialise in BMW and Mercedes. We are committed to ensuring every customer that comes to us leaves 100% satisfied.

Our workshop has all the latest equipment which allows us to successfully carry out a wide range of repairs and services from advanced diagnostics to clutch replacements. All our parts are supplied by reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty.

We are a relatively new garage, however, we hold an abundance of knowledge and skills and our goal is to deliver exceptional workmanship and competitive, affordable prices. Everyone deserves a quality service and we understand how important it is that your mechanic is efficient and reliable and always provides you with the best advice.

Our collection and delivery service is available for customers within a 10-mile radius (fees apply).

VFM Vehicle Servicing
170 Jobs Completed
Taplow
4.9 / 5

I am a mobile vehicle technician, trading as VFM Vehicle Servicing. With thirty years’ experience as a vehicle technician, I have a vast amount of knowledge and skills. I am committed to providing value for money and excellent customer care. I can arrange collections and drop offs if required and I am available seven days a week, offering flexible working times for customers around their own work schedules.

I have main dealer experience in most makes of vehicles.

VFM has been trading for 5 years and is fully insured. Areas covered include Maidenhead, Taplow, Slough, Langley, Burnham, Windsor and Eton. Other areas considered.

Reliance Auto Test
178 Jobs Completed
High Wycombe
4.9 / 5

"Reliance Autos Test (High Wycombe) Garage has been in business for many years, providing a one stop shop for all your Cars, Vans & Motorcycle requirements. We have served local residents of High Wycombe and surrounding areas with a friendly, high quality service that has kept us in business all these years. All our staff are fully qualified engineers and we are fully insured. Many of our customers come back year after year enjoying a service that is personal and great value for money. We are open for business six days a week, Monday to Friday 8.00am - 7 pm and Saturdays from 8.30 am - 5.30 pm. Sunday only by appointment. Honesty is our best policy."

JTH Performance
9 Jobs Completed
Princess Risborough
5.0 / 5

Small independent business covering a variety of aspects from full vehicle restoration/ motorsport preparation through to general service work and repairs. All work undertaken. We pride ourselves in our attention to detail, it doesn't matter if its a simple service or a full restoration.

Elegant Motors Ltd
7 Job Completed
Slough
4.0 / 5

We specialise in BMW N47 Engine Rebuild & Timing Chain issues along with Audi Diesel Engine upto 2.0. We can beat any price in the area and customer satisfaction is our first priority.

Protyre Slough
120 Jobs Completed
Slough
3.8 / 5

Originally opened as Batt Road Tyres in 1992 before becoming part of the Protyre network in 2006. As the name Batt Road Tyres suggests the centre has concentrated on supplying tyres for cars, vans, 4x4 and motorcycles until recently. Today customer demand has led to mechanical repairs and vehicle servicing being added to the available services for motorists. Protyre Slough continues to concentrate on tyres and related services. As well as providing tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Michelin, Continental, Falken, Kumho and Runway. Protyre Slough boasts two state of the art John Beam laser alignment machines and can inflate tyres with nitrogen and undertake suspension work. Protyre Slough also provides and fits tyres for motorcycles and scooters from all the leading manufacturers including Metzler, Pirelli, Avon and Bridgestone. Today the centre offers mechanical repairs and servicing as well as the replacement of brakes, batteries and exhausts.

Hillclimb Garage
19 Jobs Completed
Bucks
4.2 / 5

UK Garage Of The Year 2018 - The fastest growing garage in High Wycombe, we are an Independent Servicing, Repair and MOT Centre based in Downley.. Driven to provide a completely different kind of motor repair experience, with the facilities of a Main Dealer but with the prices of a much smaller garage. We use Video to communicate with you about your car, giving full transparency and confidence that your car is being looked after as you would like. Repairs, Servicing, Air Conditioning and Tyres. Courtesy Cars, Pick up and Drop off service. We also offer a fabulous range of Used Cars

Formula One Autocentres - Slough
159 Jobs Completed
Slough
2.8 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Platts of Marlow
7 Job Completed
Marlow
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.

Here at a Platts of Marlow we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle. Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.

Our Ford Service Promise to you:
✓Complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance with your Service (so that when you set out on your journey, our friendly, skilled roadside help goes with you).
✓ Free FORD eCHECK (a 30-point visual electronic health check of your vehicle).
✓ All work is carried out by trusted Ford-trained technicians using the latest diagnostic tools.
✓ All published prices are recommended retail prices and include parts, labour and VAT.
✓ We’ll only use Ford quality parts fitted by specialist technicians.

Ford Motorcraft 4+
For all Ford vehicles four years or older, we’re your one-stop shop for Ford Motorcraft 4+ servicing and repairs, plus MOT and tyres. Ford Motorcraft 4+ offers complete high-quality care at an affordable price, with prices starting from RRP £125 for a Ford Motorcraft Minor Service
Prices include complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance and a free wash for your Ford. There are many other good reasons to come to us first.

A service you can depend on…Because no one knows your Ford like a Ford Dealer does.
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Ray Williams of Burnham
9 Job Completed
Slough
5.0 / 5

Ray Williams of Burnham was founded on the belief that owners of quality-oriented vehicles deserve the finest service available.

Since starting in 1979, Ray Williams of Burnham has been privately owned and fiercely dedicated to providing the kind of superb, responsive, personalized service that can only come from an independent repair workshop.


All of the elements of mechanical repair, service, maintenance, parts supply, and collision repair are available, and although we specialise in Citroen * Peugeot * Renault WE REPAIR ALL TYPE OF VEHICLES. In addition, we insure that all the elements work together to form a system that delivers service at the highest level available anywhere.


Citroen * Peugeot * Renault are manufacturers run by auto enthusiasts dedicated to the most sophisticated engineering, advanced technology, highest performance and finest quality obtainable.

Ray Williams of Burnham is dedicated to ensuring that your vehicles live up to the manufacturers vision, using the latest technology, training and quality components

VGS MOT and Service Centre
38 Jobs Completed
high wycombe
4.5 / 5

VGS MOT & Service Centre, AA CERTIFIED AND APPROVED GARAGE CENTRE.
We are proud to be one of the most reputable garages in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and in the surrounding areas too. We are a well-run business with vast experience and qualified skills to help provide our customers with many types of quality vehicle repair, accurate servicing and MOT checks. We have a team of expert mechanics who can deal with any problem you may be experiencing, large or small, and we always make repairs in a timely fashion to minimise the time you’re without your four-wheeled friend.

We provide all types of services for Petrol, Diesels, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
Your Annual MOT Test,
Your Interim/Annual Car, Van or 4×4 Service,
Air Con Re-gas On All Types of Cars, Vans & 4×4 Vehicles Including Hybrids,
Tyres – All Major brands Supplied from budget to high performance,
Diagnostics Work – Electrical or Mechanical,
Warranty Work Carried Out,
4 Wheel Alignment – Using the Latest Hunters 4 Wheel Alignment System for cars, Vans & 4×4,
Remapping Cars/Vans and 4x4s, Improving Fuel Economy and Performance

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Exhaust Repair in High Wycombe
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.

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.

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Debs from Foxley Garage explains the Exhausts system