When it comes to exhaust and muffler replacement service, look no further than St. Cloud Toyota. Our job goes beyond matching you with the perfect vehicle at the ideal price. We’re also the team you can trust to keep that new or pre-owned Toyota car running right. That’s because we offer expert car service and care and share all you need to know about essential systems, like the exhaust.
For an internal combustion engine to work, there needs to be combustion. This happens when fuel and air are combined and then ignited. This reaction is converted into energy, which helps to propel the vehicle forward.
The exhaust system works to remove any harmful fuels or gasses left over after the combustion process to help keep your Toyota vehicle safe. It comprises several parts, including the catalytic converter, muffler, exhaust manifold, pipes, and oxygen sensor.
Because the exhaust system plays such an important role in the safety of your vehicle, it’s helpful to be able to recognize signs of exhaust system damage and wear, including some of the following.
You always want to schedule Toyota service if you hear unusual noises, as they typically indicate a more significant problem that needs to be addressed. Exhaust damage, which may include broken or damaged pipes, a rusted muffler, or a manifold leak, can change how your exhaust system sounds and its volume. It may also let out growling or rattling noises, all signs that you need to schedule service immediately.
Anytime you smell burning from your vehicle or the scent of gasoline, you want to pull over and put a safe distance between yourself and your vehicle. The smell of gas may indicate a leak in the exhaust system or that the catalytic converter isn’t functioning correctly; both can be very dangerous. Burning smells indicate manifold damage or other Toyota parts that need replacement.
When the exhaust system is functioning correctly, it helps to support good fuel economy and keep your vehicle running efficiently. If there is a problem in the exhaust system, it forces the engine to work harder for the same distance, which contributes to greater fuel consumption.
You deserve Toyota service you can trust, and you’ll find it here at St. Cloud Toyota. Schedule inspections and repairs for your exhaust system and a lot more with a simple click or call.