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Exhaust Repair in Rotherham

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

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Top garages for Exhaust Repair in Rotherham (177 found)
GERMAN AUTOCENTRE
116 Jobs Completed
SHEFFIELD
5.0 / 5

German Autocentre specialize in BMW, Mini, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda and Porsche. We also carry out repairs and serving on all other make of vehicle.

LTM Motors
857 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
4.9 / 5

At LTM Motors we cater for all of your motoring needs. You will be warmly welcomed and be given the advice and assistance you require, courtesy of our friendly and professional staff.

Based next to Parkgate Retail Park, we offer a full selection of garage services, from class 4 & 7 MOT testing through to Brakes, Clutches, Timing Belts, Diagnostics and Air Conditioning.

What's more, we are the only garage in Rotherham to be inspected and certified by the AA. As from the 16th March we are also Which? trusted trader approved.

JB Auto Repairs (MOBILE MECHANICS)
283 Jobs Completed
sheffield
4.9 / 5

We are a mobile mechanics service providing a quality and professional service with convenience to customers where they can have there vehicle fixed at a location and time of their choice.

Church Hall Garage Ltd
453 Jobs Completed
Thurnscoe
4.9 / 5

Established in 1975, Church Hall Garage Ltd has been maintaining and repairing cars, light vans and 4x4 vehicles to the highest possible standards.

With the fully equipt workshop we are able to carry out all aspects of servicing and repairs, including clutches, timing belts, diesel and petrol engine diagnostic's, air conditioning re-gassing and repairs, head gaskets etc.

Due to our continued investment we are able to offer the latest in diagnostics technology, which means we can repair your car at a fraction of the cost.

We offer collection and delivery within the local area, a 5 mile radius, and have a courtesy vehicle that is free to use for all our customers. (Age restriction do apply) (Please note collection and delivery is dependent on location. Please contact us before accepting a job.)

We pride ourselves with a fantastic reputation, with customers coming from far and wide and we aim for 100% customer satisfaction.

Thank you for viewing our profile, we look forward to hearing from you in the future.

McGregor Mechanics
76 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
5.0 / 5

I am a small family run business operating from my home address. I have a fully furbished workshop with all the latest equipment meaning there is nothing we can't do. I have over 10 years dealership experience and forward facing customer service management. I am also trained to an NVQ lvl 3, IMI credited, DVSA registered MOT tester, Master technician, Electric vehicle technician.

Here at McGregor Mechanics we only use the best approved parts which means we comply with the vehicles manafacturer warranty but also because we only use the very best we can offer a substantial warranty on all our work which includes labour aswell as parts.

Because McGregor Mechanics is a family run business operating from my fully furbished workshop we can offer a fantastic experience at a fraction of the price.

Many thanks, Jimmy McGregor

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Rotherham
772 Jobs Completed
Parkgate
4.5 / 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.

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Martin Lee Vehicle Solutions Ltd
56 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
5.0 / 5

ONE OF A KIND SERVICE AND REPAIR GARAGE IN SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE
WE ARE A LOCAL GARAGE FOR LOCAL PEOPLE ACROSS SHEFFIELD

Martin Lee Vehicle Solutions can provide a range of services including MOT tests, servicing and repairs which are offered at a competitive price. Our customers time is important to us and that's why we aim to work in a timely manner to get you back on the road as soon as possible. We aim to provide great prices for our work that won’t break your bank balance.

DSA Autocentre
393 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.5 / 5

DSA Autocentre is a friendly family run business based near Meadowhall and Sheffield Arena. RMI and are AA accredited, we are recognised for our outstanding customer service and reliable repairs and services.

We also offer a mobile service to the customers who are unable to come to us giving you peace of mind that we have you car needs covered regardless. Our collection and delivery service is also popular with new and existing customers.

Our garage services include MOT, Clutch Repairs, Car Servicing, Brake Repairs, Car Batteries, Timing Belt Services, Tyres, Tyre Fitting, Welding, MOT Repairs and Van Servicing. We also provide a unique guaranteed DPF Cleaning service.

At our Autocentre we carry our class 4, 5 and 7 MOTs. We offer cheap MOT and Servicing packages. We also provide mobile vehicle services throughout Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. DSA carry out mobile car and van repairs including mobile servicing, mobile brake test & repair and mobile tyres. DSA is the trading name of DS Automobiles Ltd.

Top Tread Tyres, Rotherham
303 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
4.8 / 5

We have four tyres and Auto centres in South Yorkshire. We have been in the business for over 30 years, we deal direct with major suppliers hence passing the savings to the customers

Top Tread Tyres, Sheffield
236 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.5 / 5

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R Turner Motor Specialist LTD
170 Jobs Completed
ROTHERHAM
4.7 / 5

My names Rob, I've been a mechanic for the past 10 years,I am main dealer trained. I've worked on pretty much ever car going.

I do anything from a service to an engine rebuild, cambelts to modifications. I also offer a mobile service for those who cant get away from work.

Ecu remapping service available aswell as Dpf delete egr delete and much more.

I'm reliable, quick and competitive. I will aim to beat all genuine quotes.

Please note due to high volume of work make contact with before accepting any quote so I can provide you with the best service.

Thanks again Rob

Dronfield Autocare MOT Centre Ltd
212 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.9 / 5

MOT's for cars bikes and vans. Servicing, repairs, tyres, diagnostics, TerraCalean, exhausts and more...

Jupiter Garage
145 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.9 / 5

Do you need your car serviced or repaired? Then look no further – Jupiter Garage are here to help! We are an independently owned female friendly garage based in Sheffield, and our mechanics have over 25 years of experience and knowledge behind them. We are happy to work on any car, regardless of the make and model, as well as light commercial vehicles.

Our mechanical services include but are not limited to; MOTs, diagnostics, welding, clutches, exhausts and brakes.

If you have a look for us on Google, you will see that we have over 70 different feedback and we hope that this will offer you peace of mind. So whilst we may be new to the website, we are not new when it comes to customer satisfaction and repairing cars!

Autofix Garage services
125 Jobs Completed
Barnsley
4.9 / 5

Autofix is a family run business located in Barnsley, We’ve been established for over 30 years. we mainly specialise it clutch and timing belt replacement but take on all other servicing and repairs on most makes and model of vehicle.

Hawleys Tyres Sheffield - Team Protyre (Mosborough)
43 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
5.0 / 5

Chris and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre formerly known as Hawleys joined the Protyre network in 2015. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs and services as well as supplying and fitting tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s from all leading manufacturers, including Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone and Continental. The centre boasts a state of the art laser wheel alignment system and supply Powerflow exhausts. Chris and his 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 advise from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

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Exhaust Repair in Rotherham
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 Rotherham bookings

4.64

11 reviews

How much does Exhaust Repair cost in Rotherham?

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


Exhaust Repair Cost by Car Make in Rotherham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£96.61
Vauxhall£95.58
Toyota£92.20
Volkswagen£94.56
Renault£98.07
Peugeot£103.16
Nissan£81.84
Audi£83.24

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 06/04/2020 and 05/07/2020.

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 15,134 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