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How Can a Faulty Exhaust System Be Dangerous?

The exhaust system in your vehicle is important for several reasons. First of all, it guides dangerous engine byproducts through a series of pipes to be changed into safer gasses before releasing them out of your tailpipe. The exhaust system protects you and others from breathing in these emissions as well. In severe cases, you may be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. So, when you drive with a problem that exists in your exhaust system, you could potentially put yourself, your car, and others at risk.

Since the exhaust system starts at the engine, it can also harm the engine itself. If the byproducts don’t move away from the engine, they can corrode and damage engine parts. Plus, your fuel mileage will suffer.

Here are the rest of the symptoms that you may experience with a problematic exhaust system:

  • Loud, engine noises
  • Loss in engine power
  • Lowered fuel efficiency
  • Burning or other unusual smell coming from the engine
  • Check engine light illuminated

All in all, it is never a good idea to leave an exhaust problem alone. If you notice any of the warning signs mentioned above, we welcome you to bring your vehicle to Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center. We promise to have your vehicle back on the road in no time!

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