The muffler is an important part of your engine's exhaust system. A properly working muffler is important to the overall safety and quality of your vehicle. The muffler's main job is to minimize your engine's noise as it operates. The muffler works alongside the exhaust pipe, catalytic converters, and your engine as part of the exhaust system.
The most noticeable sign is engine noise that’s louder than normal. If your muffler is getting louder, it may mean that the muffler or exhaust system needs to be repaired or replaced. Noise is the first sign that you should head to your local Mavis to have it inspected.
There are several other signs that your muffler may need to be replaced, including:
A broken or dangling tailpipe
Noticeable exhaust or carbon monoxide smell
Abnormal sounds from the muffler
Lower miles per gallon (mpg) than usual
A working muffler affects many different aspects of your vehicle, including noise, engine performance, emissions, and gas mileage. Regular service on your vehicle and your exhaust system ensure that your car is operating efficiently. A broken muffler may also affect your vehicle's ability to pass an emissions test. In general, the benefits of getting muffler service or repair include:
Directs harmful exhaust fumes away from your vehicle
Cuts down on pollutants released into the atmosphere
Reduces engine exhaust noise
Increases engine performance and fuel economy
Your car’s exhaust system should always be well maintained. Whether you’re looking to have your muffler and exhaust system serviced or need a new muffler, Mavis is ready to help you. Call 1-877-684-7365 to schedule an appointment today.