Car exhaust repair shop in Calgary

If the exhaust system on your vehicle isn’t working properly, it can lead to major damage including the premature deterioration of your engine. An effective exhaust system decreases fuel emission while increasing the fuel economy of your car.

The exhaust performs a critical function to safely move harmful fumes from your engine out to the tail pipe, which is why it’s extremely important to perform regular maintenance on your exhaust.

The first signs of a faulty exhaust

 

The gas analyzer and the catalytic converter are the two most expensive parts. The gas analyzer sends messages to the central computer, while the catalytic converter burns toxic nitrogen oxides. Without engine maintenance and tune-ups, these two exhaust system parts will stop working properly and will need to be replaced.

Some things to look out for with a faulty exhaust system are:

  • Seeing smoke or smelling gas
  • Vibration while driving
  • The Check Engine light turns on

Exhaust gas contains a number of pollutants and the catalytic converter scrubs some of these harmful substances out. Overtime, the catalytic converter eventually wears out and will need to be replaced.

With proper fuel system cleaning and air filter replacement, you can extend the life of your vehicle’s catalytic converter.

How often do you need to maintain your exhaust?

 

The exhaust system of your vehicle is constantly exposed to hot and cold temperatures along with all sorts of weather conditions, be it rain or snow. Before you have your exhaust system service, it’s important to service the engine first.

Our certified CFM NAPA Autopro technicians can provide you with a proper diagnostic based on the unique needs of your car. A simple inspection of the exhaust system or a quick repair is the best way to avoid extensive damage and expensive repairs.

CFM NAPA Autopro can accurately inspect your system for any defective parts and provide you with the right recommendation to have your car running smoothly.

Book an appointment for an exhaust service in Calgary with CFM NAPA Autopro today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs of a bad exhaust?

If you see smoke, smell gas, experience vibration while driving, or your check engine light turns on, this can indicate a bad exhaust. Other signs include reduced fuel economy, a misfiring engine, and slow acceleration.

What happens if a car exhaust is blocked?

If a car exhaust is completely blocked, the engine won’t start. If it is partially blocked, the pressure may be able to expel the blockage. However, the car may continue to run poorly or stall.

What does a clogged exhaust sound like?

The typical sound of a clogged exhaust is a chugging or hissing noise from the exhaust system itself and a clunking noise coming from the engine area.

Is exhaust backpressure good or bad?

Backpressure is bad for power. The engine needs to take fresh air in and get combustion products out. When there is a lot of backpressure, the engine simply won’t run, or the vehicle will have a noticeable decrease in power.

How often should you perform maintenance on the exhaust system?

The typical life of an exhaust system is two to three years, depending on driving habits and maintenance history. However, if you keep up with your vehicle’s regular maintenance, you shouldn’t experience any problems with your exhaust. Auto technicians usually inspect the exhaust system and the engine to identify and repair any minor issues before becoming a bigger problem.