What are the Most Common Car Exhaust Problems?

Cars are complex pieces of machinery and it’s inevitable they won’t run smoothly all of the time. If you are experiencing problems with your car’s exhaust, there are many things that could be causing this issue. Here are some of the most common problems and their fixes:

  • Cracks or rust on the exhaust. Have a look to see how thick the rust is – use a screwdriver. You might not need to worry if it isn’t too much. Cracks and holes will usually mean you need a new exhaust. You might hear a hissing noise if air is escaping.
  • Issues with the silencer. The silencer may become damaged by acidic moisture over time. You will be alerted to a problem if the exhaust starts making a roaring noise. See a mechanic to get this investigated.
  • A misaligned exhaust. Listen out for rattling, as this could mean you exhaust has come loose. You may be able to fix it back into place yourself, or you may need to see a mechanic.