Exhaust Repair in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Emissions Control and Exhaust System Specialists
What Exactly Is the Exhaust System?
Serving Fort Wayne, Indiana, Yeoman Service Center boasts the equipment and expertise to perform all types of exhaust repair. Do you know what exactly the exhaust is and what its purpose is in your car? In simplest terms, the exhaust is designed to reduce the number of emissions (read: air pollution) your car produces. Not only that, but it also prevents these harmful fumes from entering the cabin and directing them to the outside, mitigates the noise created from driving, and optimizes the engine’s performance and fuel consumption. The exhaust is located on the undercarriage of your vehicle, spanning from the engine combustion chambers to the tailpipe, where the emissions are released. The system comprises several parts, including the tailpipe, muffler, resonator, oxygen sensor, catalytic converter, exhaust pipes, and exhaust manifold. It is an invaluable component of a car, and if something should go wrong, we invite you to bring it to us for expert and accurate exhaust repair.
Common Exhaust Problems
Much like several other parts of a vehicle, the exhaust isn’t invincible. Pieces can wear, break, and malfunction, warranting exhaust repair. Today’s vehicles often have several oxygen sensors, and if just one becomes compromised, the engine won’t receive the correct balance of air-fuel mixture. This can lead to many problems, such as increased heat in the engine unit or a clog in the catalytic converter. In addition to clogs, the catalytic converter is notorious for overheating, becoming damaged from road debris, and contamination via coolant or engine oil. Additional complications we see with the exhaust system include rusted mufflers (due to excessive condensation), cracks, a leaking manifold gasket, loose exhaust mounts, and an obstruction in the exhaust valve chamber, which can then lead to a misfiring engine. It’s essential that all problems are dealt with promptly to prevent further issues that may be severe or irreparable. And no matter what the issue may be, our ASE-certified exhaust repair technicians are here to assist.
Signs of a Bad Exhaust System
How do you know if there is a problem that warrants exhaust repair in the first place? Pay attention to any abnormalities when you’re driving. Often, exhaust problems present themselves as loud engine noise, colored exhaust smoke (blue, black, or white/gray), vibrations in the steering wheel or gas pedal, a loss of power or acceleration, a drop in fuel economy, or a burning odor. If your vehicle starts to exhibit one or more of these symptoms, or anything similar, make the trip to our auto repair shop. It’s important to seek professional help to ensure the problem is properly diagnosed and repaired—especially since any one of these signs can be masqueraded as something else entirely. Rest assured, we’ll be able to troubleshoot the exact issue and provide an effective solution. Please call us at (260) 456-2169 to learn more or ask any questions about our exhaust repair services, please call us at (260) 456-2169. Yeoman Service Center serves the greater Fort Wayne and Decatur area at 540 E Pettit Avenue.