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Excellent work done, car ride is so much better with all new suspension. Friendly staff, would highly recommend. Many thanks
Really good price had long journey but worth it really good service and good job thx guys
great and efficient
Excellent value and excellent service
As usual Nat and the team were excellent. Even Cathy who does accounts made me a cup of tea and chatted away to me. Nat got my car in for mot quicker than expected as 6 other jobs were in front of me which I appreciated. Please support this local, independent garage as you won't regret it.
Excellent service, had cambelt and water pump done.
Great service. Price as quoted and problem was dealt with very well.
Great customer service, prompt service, generally no complaints about the experience.
Great price as I supplied the parts and I was only charged for the labour. Speedy service and friendly staff.
Good service polite and courteous staff.
all good with the work but wanted digital service record updating which hasn't happened yet
My first impression was that i didnt know the place and secondly my issue with my car. The guys gave me a great service from the point of contact to the reception to the mechanics. i would definately come back as their knowledge on car issues was spot on. especially the staff member on the reception desk.
I booked my car in for an MOT, full service, timing belt replacement and water pump replacement. Great service, and friendly staff. All in all cost £460, great value for money and I will definitely use them again. Thanks!
Prompt, approachable, professional, and good value.
My choice of Niche Motors for a full service was based on their good reviews on this site. Having had a bad experience in the past - being charged for work that wasn't done, so I'm very suspicious now, and expressed my concerns to Dan when he recommended a new fuel filter and replacement anti-roll bar, doubling the originally quoted bill. I was able to see the removed, damaged part, and newly replaced part, and trusted Dan that all the filters had been changed, although I couldn't check for myself as I would liked to have done. I'm fussy, untrusting, and suspicious but I trust Dan and his team to have been true to his/their word, and would probably be a return customer.
excellent customer service job done quickly and efficiently
Second time using this garage, excellent job done.
Ford transit new docs& pads rear new brake caliper and hand brake cable had to do extra work but that's what its like with a older van kept me informed very fair price and very good job give them a try you won't be disappointed
Excellent service and great communication from a lovely bloke. Wouldn’t hesitate to return.
Little hicup to start but sorted and went over and above to get my vehicle back on the road great job boys
Great service ! Fully recommend.
Friendly and helpful from start to finish, couldn't recommend enough, thanks guys.
Great garage will definitely be using them again took my car in on a Thursday night and did overtime was finished same day very pleased feels loads better
Top people so much advise and guidance, will use in the future
Really nice people and lots of advice, will recommend and use again
I like thank this garage and all who work there you did a amazing job. And so quick I whould like to recommend this garage to anyone they do amazing job thank you. Guys and lady's
Took car down to have work doing to get a call saying other work was needed and that I could see before anything was done, work was out of my price range due to expensive parts been needed but they did suggest an alternative as they didn’t have the tools required to do the job. Was really happy with the customer service despite the work not been done would be 5 if work could of been completed.
Very helpful. I was in Leicester, my daughter and car in Leeds. I felt confident that she was in good hands. All went smoothly and efficiently. The car was inspected , quote finalised and job done all within 2 hours. Thank you.
Very quick same day repair I was quoted £155 when I took it to a garage, and when I asked for quotes online wilco came in less than half price, the job was done same day in a few hours. So it just shows it pays to ask for quotes
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 Leeds for Exhaust Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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