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Exhaust System Service
Reasons to Have Exhaust System Service
It is important to have your exhaust system inspected by trained technicians that can assess if there is damage to the various parts like fasteners and other components. Trained Volkswagen automotive technicians can inspect your vehicle and repair any damages.
What’s Included in the Exhaust System
Your exhaust system may seem like one of the simplest components on your vehicle, but it is actually complex and much more than just a tailpipe. There are five primary parts of the system that includes an oxygen sensor, manifold, catalytic converter, and muffler. These components are fastened together with gaskets or seals. Gases containing unburned fuel, water vapor, and contaminants are released when your engine burns fuel. This whole exhaust system is attached to the underside of your vehicle by hangers and clamps.
The manifold component is attached to the engine. This is what collects exhaust from cylinders and moves it to the exhaust pipe. A loose manifold or a leaking or damaged gasket may let toxic gases to enter the passenger compartment. One of these gases is carbon monoxide which is deadly and can't be seen. These are among the reasons to keep your exhaust system in good shape. The fasteners are another component of the system that can rust or break. All of the parts of the exhaust system can get extremely hot. If the hangers or clamps fail, the hot exhaust system components can affect other parts such as hoses and wires. Serious damage to your vehicle can occur if this happens.
When to Schedule Exhaust System Service
Fumes containing carbon monoxide that can potentially get into the passenger cabin can be a result of a damaged exhaust system. Something else that can happen is excessive heat build up in the engine. The catalytic converter can be damaged from this excessive heat. Another issue may be a blockage in the exhaust system if you are hearing odd chugging noises. Loud sounds coming from the engine area, and possibly the tailpipe, are indicators that something is wrong. Rattling sounds under the vehicle could signal that fasteners and clamps may be loose.
Why Volkswagen of Inver Grove Heights, MN for Exhaust Service?
The friendly staff at Volkswagen of Inver Grove Heights, MN can help you with all your Volkswagen vehicle's repair needs. We also serve Minneapolis, St Paul, and Burnsville, MN. For over 25 years we have been helping our customers maintain their vehicles with the best customer service and workmanship possible. Give us a call today to have your exhaust system serviced or any other repairs and maintenance you may need.