Car Exhausts in Cardiff

The exhaust may be hidden under the car but its functions are necessary for the safe and optimal running of the vehicle

Exhausts CardiffHaving a car exhaust that’s not working efficiently can not only increase your fuel consumption but also pollute the environment with harmful emissions. Most vehicles are fitted with a catalytic converter which converts pollutants into less harmful emissions before they leave the vehicles exhaust system. Regular exhaust checks will ensure you’re doing your bit for the environment as well as saving money!

What does the exhaust do?

We only see the rear end of the exhaust system but actually, it is a quite complex system of approximately three meters long. An exhaust in good condition:

  • maintains your car’s performance,
  • ensures optimal fuel consumption,
  • decreases engine noise,
  • transforms harmful substances to protect the environment (the catalytic converter).

What can happen to the car exhaust system?

The exhaust has a hard job to do and it is subject to severe temperature changes, snow, rain and corrosion due to salt and water. Corrosion of the exhaust system decreases the performance of your car, increases engine noise and fuel consumption. Having problems with the exhaust is also dangerous for you and for the environment.

How often should I have the car exhaust checked?

Normally, the exhaust should be checked every three-six years, depending on the cars brand and mileage. When you think there is a problem with the exhaust, don’t hesitate to contact your nearest First Stop specialist for help and professional advice. We will assist you with the necessary repairs or replacements.

How would I know if there is a problem with the exhaust?

The main indicator of a problem with the exhaust is a change in tone and intensity of the exhaust noise when the car is running. If left without having it repaired parts of the exhaust system can fall off, which could be dangerous for other drivers on the road. The loud noise will also remain until you have it repaired.

Contact us to book yourself in for a service or car exhaust repair in Cardiff or surrounding areas