Exhaust System Repairs
Just because your exhaust system is out of sight doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. This critical component of your vehicle’s undercarriage directs harmful emissions away from the vehicle, and is responsible for lower emissions, reduced engine exhaust noise, and lower force. Although the exhaust system’s streamlined pipes and tubing are designed to improve vehicle operation, performance, and efficiency, the moment something goes wrong you’ll feel it when your car’s performance takes a severe left turn. Here at Formula Automotive Group, we’re experts in exhaust repair services for the Glendale and Burbank Community.
A broken muffler means a noisy car, but exhaust system problems can be far more dangerous than just a little noise pollution. When the exhaust manifold breaks down, it’s no longer capable of funneling engine emissions to the catalytic converter — and a broken catalytic converter means your car is no longer capable of transforming highly damaging gases such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxide into less harmful oxygen, nitrogen, water vapor, and carbon dioxide.
Every responsible car owner knows it’s critical to undergo routine inspections on your vehicle’s exhaust system. This means checking emissions and ensuring that all parts are in working orders to prevent deadly release of carbon monoxide into the cabin compartment. Carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to impaired judgment and perception, permanent brain damage, and even death.
One of the first warning signs of exhaust problems is noise. You’ll hear a change in the engine sound due to blockages, leaks, and plugged components. If you’re noticing loss of power, poor fuel economy, or other issues, it’s likely your exhaust is the culprit. Leaks can even be a sign of internal corrosion, which can open up a host of other problems.
We conduct thorough inspections on all parts to ensure their integrity, right down to the smallest gaskets and mounting components. Our experts will evaluate your muffler, manifold, catalytic converter, exhaust pipes, and downpipe to be sure they pass muster and operate at peak performance.
It’s important to stress how important catalytic converters are to vehicle safety, preventing your car from releasing poisonous gases. For immediate catalytic converter replacements, visit your local Formula Automotive Group exhaust shop at the first sign of trouble. You can recognize issues with clogged or damaged catalytic converters rather easily. Failed attempts to accelerate, the scent of sulfur, and overheating can all point to problems with the catalytic converter or oxygen sensor.
Corrosion damage can lead to manifold issues, often detected by ticking sounds from beneath your vehicles. This ticking is caused when your manifold comes loose and rattles against other exhaust components, and can lead to a leak that significantly affects engine power and performance. If your engine hesitates or you have difficulty accelerating, you may have manifold issues. Bring your car in for an inspection with our specialists, especially if you notice increased noise and sputtering. We can replace your manifold as needed, but the best protection is prevention. Bring your vehicle in for routine inspections to circumvent potential failures and safety issues.
A muffler isn’t much until it’s malfunctioning and your car is the noisiest thing in the neighborhood. With routine inspections, you can prevent short term muffler damage. Over the long term, though, muffler replacements are a standard part of vehicle maintenance. If you notice vibrations, soot, large clouds of smoke, or loud noises, you may have a corroded or damaged muffler. If you suspect your muffler is having problems, our qualified vehicle repair technicians in Glendale and Burbank can conduct a thorough inspection and provide expert replacement services.