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Exhaust Repair in Southend

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Top garages for Exhaust Repair in Southend (67 found)
IN'n'OUT Autocentres Basildon
1046 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.6 / 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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Canvey Motor Services
43 Jobs Completed
Canvey Island
4.7 / 5

Canvey Motor Services offer mobile vehicle diagnostics, mechanical repairs and servicing, covering all makes and models. We offer a complete range customer services for your vehicle, from a simple bulb change, through brakes, clutches, exhausts, timing belts etc, to complete mechanical rebuilds.

We are always investing in new tools, equipment and methods in which to offer our customers the very best service possible and we pride ourselves in doing so.

With over 25 years experience of working on vehicles behind us, you can trust in our expertise and knowledge to get your vehicle back on the road again, no matter the problem. All our work is also covered by a minimum 1 year or 12,000 miles warranty and on many items this can be increased up to a lifetime warranty.

1st Start Garage
30 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.6 / 5

1st Start Garage is a small family run business which has been trading for many years, approved by the Government appointed Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA, formerly VOSA) and a proud member of Autofirst Network. We are a very well established MOT and repair garage that undertakes all aspects of garage services from general maintenance to engine conversions across Basildon and the surrounding areas in Essex (Southend, Wickford, Benfleet, Burnt Mills, Canvey Island and Laindon). Any vehicle is considered including light commercials.

Formula One Autocentres - Rayleigh
73 Jobs Completed
Leigh On Sea
5.0 / 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.

Formula One Autocentres - Southend
97 Jobs Completed
Southend on Sea
3.8 / 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.

Ingenious car solutions
122 Jobs Completed
huricane way
4.2 / 5

Welcome to Ingenious Car Solutions Ltd. First of all, I would like this opportunity to thank you for choosing us! Your business means everything to us and our goal is to provide you with a dealership service at your doorstep!

We achieve this by providing a very high standard, combined with a professional service and value for money. Our workshop is based in Wickford.

We are dedicated to offering a wide range of services and options, not to only keep you and your vehicle on the road, but to also continue to maintain a sterling level of service.

Professional and reliable vehicle servicing is important to us and we believe in completing your repair 'right first time'. We are able to achieve this, as our qualified and licensed technicians are of the highest quality and have the training and latest equipment necessary to conduct any level of repairs on your vehicle; from changing brake pads and servicing, to ECU remapping or even engine rebuilds.

We also believe in being transparent and honest with our customers and are not in the business of surprising our customers with work that was not discussed or adding “extras” once we have you in the workshop. If we carry out a service or repair and additional work is required, we will first send you a video showing you why this work is required and then we call you to discuss this in detail, so that you have full visibility and confidence knowing that you are dealing with professionals every step of the way.

If you would like to come to us, our garage is located just 2.4 miles away from Wickford station. Or It is 5 minutes away from the A13/A127.
We have a comfortable waiting area available and you are more than welcome to enjoy a tea or coffee!

Inverness Garage
140 Jobs Completed
Westcliff-on-sea
4.5 / 5

We are a family run business in its second generation. Inverness Garage opened in 1970 and are a large independent garage operating in the centre of town, close to bus routes and train stations located near Southend and Leigh on Sea. We have been AA garage of the year (south east) three times. We pride ourselves on being an honest, friendly and very professional garage.

We offer a full spectrum of garage services in Westcliff on Sea, from MOT’s and Servicing to the latest electronic diagnostics, car air conditioning services and good old-fashioned welding. There is little we can't do in-house, our expert technicians deliver exceptional customer service and expertise with an extensive network of specialised service partners we provide a one stop for all your motoring needs, all work carried out will be covered by our comprehensive warranty here at Inverness Garage in Westcliff on Sea.

Should you require it we offer collection and delivery services as well as two loan cars should you need one whilst your vehicle is with us. If you prefer to wait while we work on your vehicle we have a comfortable waiting room for you to use. So sit back and rest assured your vehicle will be in expert hands at Inverness Garage.

E.J Bateman's Motor Mechanics
5 Job Completed
Southend-On-Sea
5.0 / 5

General mechanics on Sutton Road, Southend-On-Sea, 10 years experience in full engine rebuilds and general mechanics on both sports cars and everyday cars

Service Garage MOT & Repair Centre
13 Job Completed
Southend-on-Sea
5.0 / 5

"Service Garage has been trading for over 60 years, established in 1946 we provide an extensive range of motoring services for Southend-on-Sea and surrounding areas. We can offer free collection and delivery service. The services we provide include; MOT testing, servicing, repair, batteries, tyres, exhausts, punctures, air conditioning and diagnostic testing."

Formula One Autocentres - Basildon
74 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.4 / 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.

Auto Motive Kar Klinic
14 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.8 / 5

Auto Motive Kar Klinic - quality repairs at affordable prices located in Basildon. We are a garage based in Basildon, and have over 25 years of experience within the motor trade, and a wealth of knowledge on all kinds of vehicles. We offer a full range of services, ranging from small services to major engine rebuilds, and everything in between. Here are just some of the services we can provide; engine rebuilds / replacements, gearbox replacement, clutch replacement, timing belt replacement, servicing and MOTs, steering and suspension repairs, ABS and brake repairs, welding and MOT repairs.

Fairway Motors (Southend)
3 Job Completed
Essex
5.0 / 5

Fairway Motors Southend Ltd is one of the very best garages in Rochford, providing MOT’s, car services and repairs to the whole of Essex. This independent garage works on all major car brands with access to the parts you need to get your car back on the road. Here at Fairway we feel there is no job too small or large, we will try our very best to get you back on the roads as soon as possible, we can also supply body work repairs.
Hope to see you soon.

Original Automotive
2 Job Completed
Southend
5.0 / 5

Original Automotive is a well established and highly reputable garage in Stock road, Southend-On-Sea. We take great pride in offering main dealer quality at independent garage prices ensuring we keep all manufacturer tools up to date and in good order. We have a range of diagnostic tools that can confidently carry out fault finding on any vehicle we have used them on, as we are yet to find anything they won't fix.

Jim the owner and main technician is fully qualified and main dealer trained to the highest standard, his pride and detail in work is second to none. Reputation is the key to having a successful business in the motor trade and keeping customer satisfaction at its highest! Please feel free to contact us for a non-obligation free quote.

Essex Auto Group (Southend)
7 Job Completed
Westcliff on Sea
5.0 / 5

At Essex Auto Group Kia, we are passionate about cars, so all of our technicians are factory trained. They're fully prepared to make your needs, your car, and above all, your safety their top priorities. Naturally, we're passionate about quality too. That’s why we only use genuine manufacturer parts, all of which include a full manufacturer’s warranty. Finally, with us you can be confident you will be receiving true service value: we'll always give you simple, competitive prices with no hidden costs and provide the highest level of vehicle aftercare. Our technicians use state of the art equipment and the latest manufacturer diagnostic tools to ensure your vehicle receives the best possible attention. Our dealerships offer a full range of services including Annual Manufacturer and Budget Servicing, Mechanical Repair, MOT, Bodyshop, Tyre and Exhaust fitting. Typical dealer service offerings include: •Servicing - While You Wait •MOT's •Valeting •Courtesy Car Facility •Visual Health Checks •Collection & Delivery Service •Convenient Service Appointments It is the dedication of all Essex Auto Group - Kia employees to consistently provide an exceptional service across every aspect of the business, which ensures our customers return to us time and again.

Uncle Toms Service Station & MOT Centre Ltd
15 Jobs Completed
Rochford
5.0 / 5

Our team knows more than anyone how difficult it can be for you to find someone who you know you can trust when it comes to your car and we also know that sometimes you need to make sure that your garage is trained enough to try and handle whatever job you need. We can do that for you no problem and we are continually priding ourselves on the service that we provide.

It doesn’t matter whether you need someone who can assist you with your MOT, your car service simply any repairs that you might need, because we can do it all and more and at a price you know you can afford. With years of experience in the industry and a team who will do just about anything for you, it is safe to say that you won’t find anyone better to help you and we are always here to assist if you have any questions along the way.

Of course, you should also note that our team are very polite and that they will always make sure that you get the job done in plenty of time as well. In fact, most of the time we get the job done in the very same day so when you hire our team, you know that you don’t have anything to worry about. If you would like to bring your car into us or if you would like to see how we can help then all you need to do is get in contact with us today.

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Exhaust Repair in Southend
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 Southend bookings

5.00

2 reviews

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 14,267 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive exhaust repair deals for you.

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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