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3 Signs of Exhaust Problems From Your Bowie Toyota Service Department

Service Your Exhaust


Published September 29, 2016

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Your Bowie Toyota service department knows that like many motorists, you may not be aware of the important role the exhaust system plays in your car. It helps to filter out dangerous fumes from the cabin, aids in fuel efficiency, reduces pollution and helps to keep the engine running smoothly. Being that it is such an important part of your vehicle, it is vital that you are aware of the warning signs that indicate trouble is brewing with your exhaust system.

Tell-Tale Signs of Exhaust Problems

Here are three signs that indicate there could be a problem with your carís exhaust and that you should never ignore.

  1. Unpleasant odor. If you notice an unpleasant odor, like that of fuel or exhaust, inside your carís cabin, you could have an exhaust problem on your hands. If this is the case, you want to take the car in to have it looked at right away. These fumes and others that donít have any odor (carbon monoxide) can pose serious health risks.

  2. Loud sounds. If you hear a loud sound coming from the muffler or the exhaust, itís very likely that there is a problem with the exhaust. Another job of the exhaust system is to quiet the engine, so if it is damaged, it will start making loud sounds.
  3. Sudden decrease in fuel efficiency. The exhaust system works to vent gasses from the engine out of the back of the car. When there is a problem with the system, your fuel efficiency could suddenly be affected.
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