Merrillville and Schererville Auto Repair

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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Common Signs of Muffler Failure

Common Signs of Muffler Failure

The muffler in your car is the part that helps to "muffle" the sound of your car's exhaust system. The exhaust system is very important overall - it helps make sure that harmful gas emissions from your engine are converted into less harmful ones, and that they are properly released into the air. The muffler reduces the noises caused by the engine and exhaust system. Without one, your vehicle would be extremely loud. Since mufflers are often exposed to moisture and heat, they can wear out or fail after a certain period of time. They can also become damaged due to a car collision or hitting road debris or curbs. Muffler issues don't just make your car noisy either - driving with a bad muffler can actually affect your engine's performance, causing a decrease in fuel efficiency and slowing down the emissions process. So if your muffler is failing, what are some of the tell-tale signs? A strong or unusual smell in your vehicle can indicate a hole or ... read more