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Dynes Motor Group
391- 395 Erith Rd, Erith, DA8 3LT
1137 Reviews

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Dynes of Bexleyheath have an extremely skilled, experienced and qualified team of fully trained technicians who are able to help you with all of your car servicing needs. Please use our online booking system in order to book your vehicle in with our team for servicing.

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Hookems Garage Limited
41 Hedon Road, Hull, HU9 1LH
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Family run businessOver 50 years mechanical experience

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Family run business set on the outskirts of the city centre, We pride our selves in customer trust and quality of service we provide. From simple servicing to engine repairs we can cater for all your vehicle needs. With us been a small independent garage our prices are unbeatable and with our fam...

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HiQ Havant (Triangle Cars)
Unit 8 Dunsbury Business Park, Fulflood Road, Havant, PO9 5AX
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Servicing community for over 15yrsGoodyear and Dunlop Certified Dealers

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Here at HiQ Tyres & Autocare Havant (Triangle Cars) we have been servicing the local community for over 15 years and we feel that we truly understand our customers' needs and pride ourselves on delivering customer service to the highest standards. We offer a full range of tyre fitting and car car...

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Station Garage (Park Gate) Ltd
Park Gate Business Centre, Chandlers Way, Southampton, SO31 1FQ
984 Reviews
SPECIALIST OIL IS AN ADDITIONAL CHARGEFamily-run service and MOT test centreWe’ve been in business for over 20yrs

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Station Garage in Park Gate is a family-run service and MOT test centre with a reputation for honesty and reliability. We’ve been in business for over 20 years and our team have over 100 years of experience working on vehicles between them.

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Combined Motor Services Hornchurch
(Romford & Upminster) 187-189 Hornchurch Rd, Hornchurch, RM12 4TE
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No Pass No Fee MOT for April 2021

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Combined Motor Services Hornchurch At Combined Motor Services we pride ourselves with the excellent services we can provide to all our customers. Not only do we give your vehicle a high-standard of service and care, but our customer service is second to none and we are here to help you get your veh...

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CAERPHILLY MOT CENTRE
81b commercial stree, PONTYGWINDY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, Caerphilly, CF83 3HU
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Caerphilly MOT Centre as your local independent garage serving the Caerphilly area. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations. We provide a comprehensive motor vehicle repair service, including servicing, MOT, Air-con & general repairs. We are able to service most vehicle types and give...

A car exhaust prevents much of the harmful gas produced during combustion from escaping into the atmosphere. It consists of a series of pipes leading from your engine to an open tailpipe that releases exhaust fumes. Its main purpose is to capture Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide and convert them into less harmful gases. It does this through chemical reactions before releasing them into the environment.

However, your exhaust can easily develop problems. When this happens, you need to book an exhaust repair or replacement near you as soon as possible.

 

Mobile Exhaust Repair Near You

It's often safer not to drive your car when you need an exhaust repair, which can mean booking an appointment with a mobile mechanic near you is the best option. They come and complete the work at a time and place that suits you to make your life as easy as possible.

Here are some other ways a mobile exhaust repair can benefit you:

 

Convenience - Rather than having to find time to take your car to a garage and then trying to keep your life on track without it, you can have your car service completed at a location that works best for you. This could be your driveway or a car park at work during your normal day. This helps you avoid disruption.

Flexibility - You may be able to book a mobile car service on a weekend, evening or even overnight, depending on the mobile mechanics in your area. If your schedule doesn’t really accommodate maintenance at a traditional garage, this can make your life easier.

Transparency - You get to see what is happening during your mobile car service at all times. This makes it easier to trust the quality of the work and gives you the peace of mind that all the checks have been completed to the highest standard.

Cheaper - A mobile car service involves less overhead costs and expenses, so they are often at least competitively priced against, if not cheaper than most local garages.

 

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What Causes Car Exhaust Problems?

While an exhaust is designed to last around 8 years or 100,000 miles, it can be damaged by high curbs, speed bumps or other large obstacles, especially if you drive over them at speed. However, rust and corrosion are the main causes of exhaust problems.

Exhaust gases are highly corrosive and can also create moisture within the exhaust. If you regularly complete short journeys, you can make the problem worse. This is because the exhaust doesn’t have time to get hot enough to work properly. That means the moisture sits around and causes rust and acidic corrosion which can create holes in your exhaust system.

This can shorten your exhaust’s lifespan and increase the need for an exhaust repair or replacement.

 

Exhaust Repair vs Exhaust Replacement

Sometimes, your exhaust problem can be fixed by a high-quality repair. Other times, the entire system needs replacing to make your car safe to drive again. This depends on the problem you’re experiencing.

An exhaust repair is only effective if you have minor damage. An exhaust replacement is the most common solution, but your chosen mechanic will be able to help you find the best option to fix your issue.

 

Why is a Specialist Exhaust Repair Important?

You need to choose a specialist exhaust repair near you for the best results. Your exhaust plays a vital role in making your car as eco-friendly as possible and an exhaust problem can lead to a fine or an MOT failure. An inefficient exhaust also reduces your fuel economy, costing you more money in the long run. It can also cause other engine parts to fail, increasing your future repair bills.

Most importantly, a faulty exhaust can be incredibly dangerous for you and your family. If the exhaust fumes are funnelling into your cabin instead of leaving the rear of your car, you can breathe in some toxic pollutants. This can include Carbon Monoxide. This deadly killer can easily overwhelm anyone quickly. If you feel lightheaded while driving, stop immediately and leave the vehicle.

That’s why you must book an exhaust repair or replacement near you as soon as you notice a problem with your exhaust. Unless you are a trained and experienced mechanic, you should not try and complete the repair yourself.

 

How Much Does an Exhaust Repair Cost?

The average UK exhaust repair cost is between £300 and £600, depending on what vehicle you drive.

 

How Much Does an Exhaust Replacement Cost?

An exhaust replacement can cost anywhere between £500 and £2,000. Not only does a replacement cost more, but there are more parts to replace, so it takes longer as well. If this includes a catalytic converter replacement, you will be staring down a £1,000+ repair bill.

 

Enter Your Reg Number and Postcode to Book With a Specialist Exhaust Centre Near You

Compare local garages on BookMyGarage and save up to 70% on the cost of your exhaust repair or replacement. Enter your reg number and postcode to compare labour rates from garages in your area and choose the best deal. You can filter garages by distance, availability, price or reviews - whatever matters most to you. Then, just select a date and time and enter a few contact details to complete your booking.

There’s no sign-up or hassle. There are no unnecessary repairs or hidden extras. You always deal with the garage directly and never pay a penny for your exhaust repair until after they’ve completed all the work. Take the stress out of your exhaust fault and compare and save on your exhaust repair near you with BookMyGarage today.

 

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When Do You Know You Need to Book an Exhaust Repair or Replacement?

There are several key warning signs which indicate exhaust problems. If you notice any of the following, you should book an exhaust repair near you as soon as possible.

  • A rattling or vibration in the exhaust. This could mean a missing, loose or damaged joint or mounting or out of place piping.
  • A hissing from underneath the car. This would suggest a cracked or leaking pipe, exhaust manifold or head gasket.
  • A chugging noise indicates a blocked exhaust.
  • Loud noise from the exhaust. This indicates a damaged silencer, either from road debris or a corrosion induced hole.
  • Excessive white smoke, black smoke or blue smoke. This could indicate a range of problems, including a blown head gasket, a coolant leak, overheating or a blocked DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) in diesel cars.
  • Exhaust fumes in the cabin. This is extremely dangerous because you could be exposed to Carbon Monoxide.

 

How Long Does an Exhaust Repair Take?

An exhaust repair takes between 30-60 minutes on average. However, the more complex jobs can take upwards of 2 hours. Your mechanic will be able to give a time estimate once they have completed their inspection.

 

How Long Does an Exhaust Replacement Take?

The time to complete an exhaust replacement varies depending on what part needs changing. A catalytic converter change takes about 1-2 hours on average, a muffler and midpipe around 1 hour each and a downpipe, the deepest part of the exhaust, 2-3 hours. The more parts you need to change, the longer the exhaust replacement will take.

This means that a full exhaust replacement can take 7-8 hours.

 

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