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Essex , 20 years of experience


25th August 2017
“Punctual, explained the problem to me clearly!”

EMMA

Ford Fiesta • Complete exhaust system replacement

19th February 2017
“Darren provided a very professional pre-purchase inspection on my new used car. The inspection report was comprehensive and allowed me to to make an informed choice about value for money condition on my purchase. Thank you very much for this service; I have already recommend clickmechanic to two other people.“
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Citroen Xsara Picasso • Pre-purchase Inspection


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25th June 2017
“Andrew was very professional and friendly. Great job”

LISA

Land Rover Freelander • Complete exhaust system replacement

27th May 2017
“Andrew is a very experienced mechanic, knows a lot and absolutely satisfied with his job. Warmly recommend to everyone. Fab job. Well done mate and thank you very much. Best regards Attila (ford smax)”

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Ford S-MAX • Car Won't Start Inspection


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Renato Caetano

Southampton , 15 years of experience


2nd June 2017
“Very quick and honest will use him again ”

MARC

Vauxhall/Opel Astra-G • Complete exhaust system replacement

23rd May 2017
“Terrific service. I would highly recommend it and will definitely being using clickmechanic again ”

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786 Motors

Birmingham , 20 years of experience


30th March 2017
“Have used Hassan several times now, and he keeps delivering. Excellent.”

MATT

Vauxhall/Opel Meriva-A • Complete exhaust system replacement

27th October 2016
“Hassan was brilliant. Excellent service and very sound knowledge. Would definitely use his skills again. ”

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Lm Mobile Mechanic

Sale , 12 years of experience


17th March 2017
“Lee was fantastic. ”

DEBORAH

Ford Fiesta • Complete exhaust system replacement

2nd February 2017
“lee did a first rate job total proffesional

DAVID

Vauxhall/Opel Astra-G • Bleed Hydraulic brake system

Want to learn more about Exhaust repairs?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does the exhaust do?

The exhaust is a component made up out of several parts that channels the exhaust gases from the engine's cylinders into the air. Typically, a full exhaust system will consist out of an exhaust manifold, downpipe, exhaust pipes, an exhaust silencer (or back box) and a catalytic converter. The exhaust parts are held to the car with exhaust mountings (sometimes rubber mountings, whilst the parts are sealed to one another with exhaust gaskets.

When should you consider replacing the exhaust manifold?

The exhaust manifold is subjected to extreme heat changes, as exhaust fumes heat up the manifold when the engine is running putting the manifold under a large amount of stress. When the engine is turned off the manifold cools down with the engine, sometimes rapidly, at which moment the manifold contracts. After years of use it can be that the manifold will start to show cracks because of this process, moreover this process is usually accelerated by coolant or oil dripping on the manifold (due to leaks in the engine or ancillary components).

If manifold issues are identified it should be checked out to find the root cause of the problem as soon as possible, as damage to the exhaust manifold can affect engine performance. Sometimes it can be that the manifold needs replacing, at other times it can be that a replacement of the exhaust manifold gasket is required.

When does an exhaust pipe need replacing?

Every car (with an internal combustion engine) has an exhaust pipe, some cars with bigger engines will have multiple exhaust pipes to transport the exhaust fumes out of the car. As exhaust pipes run underneath the car they are directly exposed to the elements. As such exhaust pipes are relatively prone to wear and often rust. Of course damage can occur as well if the exhaust pipe touches the road, when driving too fast over speed humps for example.

Exhaust pipes usually consist of several parts like a down pipe, a centre exhaust pipe and a rear exhaust pipe. All the parts are connected with an assortment of exhaust gaskets. If you identify problems with your exhaust, for example when it makes a lot of noise or because it is rusty it is worth getting it inspected by a mechanic. In some cases a mechanic can advise that an exhaust pipe replacement is needed.

When does the exhaust silencer need changing?

The exhaust silencer (or exhaust back box) is a part of the exhaust fitted at the end of the exhaust the main exhaust pipe. Its function is to reduce the amount of noise the car makes through its exhaust pipe. The exhaust silencer, like the rest of the exhaust system, is fitted underneath the car and is therefore more prone to wear than most parts, it can easily rust or be damaged. If the part does not function properly anymore the exhaust silencer might need replacing. If you are unsure whether it needs replacing we would always suggest to get a professional mechanic to assess the problem first.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Exhaust?

  • When the exhaust makes a lot of noise, or more noise than usual.
  • When you can notice a drop in performance (if the car does not rev as freely as before).
  • When there is a hole in one of the exhaust's parts.
  • When the exhaust appears to be 'blowing' out in areas.
  • When the car vibrates excessively.
  • When the car fails an emissions test.

What happens during an Exhaust replacement?

  • Mechanic will inspect the exhaust.
  • If the exhaust is damaged (cracked, rusted through etc.), the mechanic will replace the necessary part.
  • Mechanic will, if necessary, also replace the exhaust gasket(s).
  • Mechanic will advise if other parts need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will again check for any exhaust leaks and test drive the car.

How much does an Exhaust repair cost?

The cost of an exhaust repair depends on your car and what exhaust parts need to be replaced. Find out what you could save by having your exhaust repaired by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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