Signs That It May Be time for a Muffler Replacement

There are a number of important components that make up our vehicles and certainly the muffler is one of them. A muffler contributes greatly to a car’s ability to function smoothly. If the muffler for your vehicle is not properly functioning, it can lead to a number of problems with your vehicle. A malfunctioning muffler can lead to what is referred to as an exhaust back pressure that can distribute other dangerous elements into your vehicle and can also cause damage to other car components. The team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin wants to take this time to educate our clients on some of the signs that would indicate it may very well be time for a muffler replacement.

Signs To Look For

  • Loud noises coming from your muffler – The first and most obvious sign that you may very well need to replace your muffler is that of loud, unfamiliar noises that are emitted from your vehicle. Understanding that one of the primary functions of a muffler is to reduce noise that is produced and generated by your exhaust system, hearing sudden, unexpected loud noises when you accelerate your car may very well mean that your muffler is on its way out and needs replacement.
  • A drastic reduction in your gas mileage – If you notice that your gas mileage is decreasing this could be a sign that you need a muffler replacement. When your muffler is functioning at peak levels it contributes to efficiency, so when you are seeing a decrease in gas efficiency it may be a warning sign that your muffler system is not operating properly and needs replacement.
  • A noticeable bad odor being emitted from the muffler – Yet another warning sign that you may have to replace your muffler is a bad smell or odor coming from your vehicle. When a muffler is not filtering fumes coming from the exhaust system properly, the fumes can accumulate and become trapped. This will typically occur as a result of a leak or other damage that has occurred to your muffler. If you notice a foul smell, be sure not to waste any time but rather bring your vehicle on down to our trusted facility here at Auto Clinic of Franklin right away. Our technicians will inspect your muffler and either provide appropriate repairs or replace the muffler altogether. Please be aware that these trapped exhaust fumes can, over time, become very dangerous and even fatal, so don’t delay in having this issued resolved.

Look to Our Pros

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, our team of certified, highly skilled and experienced automotive technicians and engineers is steadfast in their commitment to provide only the highest quality automotive services to all our valued clients. We strive to meet the individual needs of our many clients and to do so with prices that are affordable and in timelines that are accommodating to our customers’ needs.

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, our team is equipped to handle all types of automotive issues from routine oil changes, cooling and heating issues, and tire replacements to transmission problems, leaking radiators and muffler replacements to name just a few. If you live in Franklin or in any of its surrounding towns and are looking for a highly reputable automotive facility to handle all your vehicle needs, look no further than our team of professionals here at Auto Clinic of Franklin. We look forward to our every opportunity to serve you and to provide you with the best all round automotive parts and services this side of Franklin.

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