The exhaust system is bound to run into
some common problems over time.
You can usually tell if there is a problem with your exhaust system, as there are some clear warning signs which include:
The exhaust drags on the ground or rattles
There are louder than usual exhaust sounds
There is an unusual smell coming from the
The most frequent way an exhaust is damaged
or has wear and tear is due to rust, which can cause many different problems.
If the rust problem is severe, it may even lead to structural damage or cause a
complete exhaust failure.
In the most extreme cases, an exhaust pipe
can be so damaged or corroded that it will come loose, and drag on the road as
If you find yourself in this situation, you
should take your vehicle to the closest auto mechanic ASAP. If your vehicle is
not safe to drive, then call the RACQ for roadside assistance.
Be careful not to inhale any fumes from the
exhaust, as these may be
What about if you hear a rattling sound
under your vehicle? This usually means
that there is something which has come loose. Generally, it is a bracket, piece
of the exhaust pipe, or a heat shield.
If this is the case, then you should have
your exhaust system serviced ASAP. Missing brackets or loose exhaust parts can
end up damaging other more expensive pieces by adding extra stress to the
structure of the exhaust system.
To DIY fix this kind of damage, there is a
variety of exhaust mounting kits available.
Exhaust Fact: Going on many short journeys in your vehicle can lead to accelerated exhaust erosion. After you go on a short drive, the water vapour cools. Then it turns back into a liquid. This causes a higher chance than usual of rust formation in your exhaust.
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