Exhaust leaks are no laughing matter when it comes to your vehicle! Nancy provides 3 tips to keep you and your family safe!
Are you safe driving your vehicle? Are the poisonous fumes coming inside the cabin of your vehicle? Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center. What a scary thought you’re thinking. How can poisonous fumes get into my vehicle? Great question. Simply put an exhaust leak.
The exhaust systems job is to remove those harmful emissions from the vehicle and convert them to less harmful exhaust out the tailpipe. So if your exhaust system is damaged, then there is a possibility those poisonous gases can end up inside your vehicle. But remember, those gases are colorless and odorless. So here are some signs to let you know how to detect an exhaust system leak. Number one noise. Does your vehicle sound like a race car rumbling or do you hear a popping noise from the tailpipe or possibly a hissing or tapping sound from the engine? Number two, a vibration in your steering wheel, pedal or seat.
That can be a sign of an exhaust leak. Number three, is there a decrease in power and acceleration or poor fuel mileage? Have you noticed if you’re filling up your gas tank more frequently? Number four, you may even notice a burning smell from the engine area. So if your exhaust manifold leaks near anything plastic or wiring, the heat from that exhaust can cause those components to burn, thus causing a burning smell.
So if you notice any of these problems, don’t hesitate to contact your local car care specialist to have your exhaust system inspected. Give us a call, because we’d be happy to do that for you, especially if you detect any of these problems. Now, remember, give it a thumbs up if you like our video and share the information with others who possibly have one of these problems that they’ve noticed. And if you have any comments or questions, enter it in the comment section below, I’d be more than happy to answer. Thank you for watching.