We’ve already given you a full article on the 3 signs of a faulty muffler, but to stress its importance on your car and not to mention your safety, we’re giving you 3 easy steps to know when to replace your muffler. Your muffler is an integral part of your car’s exhaust system, and a faulty muffler can turn service engine lights on modern cars on. This special light is the computer’s way of telling you that something isn’t working properly and you need to get it checked soon.
There can be a myriad of reason as to why this little light is up, including excessive emissions, fouled spark plugs, bad or watery gas and more. You can go to any automotive part suppliers and have them check it out for you, sometimes for a small fee and sometimes for no fee at all. But you don’t need to have a special little light tell you what’s up, you can find out for yourself by listening closely to what your car is telling you. Loud noise coming from your car’s behind sure is sign that your muffler ain’t doing its job no more.
Loud noise could mean any of the following:
- Holes in your muffler. If this is so, you should just go ahead and buy a new one.
- Clogged up. This too should need replacing. Trying to pour acid to melt all those bad stuff away is not only dangerous, it’s also stupid. You might end up burning holes on your beloved muffler.
Loud noise isn’t the only symptom that you should be looking for. You should also look out for a loud booming noise, a rattling noise or a hissing noise. And no, that is not the work of some snazzy built-in sound system.
If you happen to find any of the aforementioned symptoms, don’t fret, this is not the end of your car. You can easily buy a new muffler and replace it yourself. Just remember, buying a new one is better than buying second- hand. You might just be buying from a carnapper. No one wants to support this trade, buy only from trusted and authorized dealers.