Why might my car need its exhaust repairing?
The most common reason for exhaust failure is simply old age, particularly if you still have a mild steel exhaust. If you typically use your car for frequent short journeys, this can shorten the life of your exhaust too. Short trips are a problem for exhausts as a lot of water is produced as a byproduct of combustion, particularly on startup. Once the car has been running a decent time the water simply evaporates; however, if the engine is stopped before the exhaust is hot, then this water sits in the exhaust causing rust to form from the inside out. The problem is made worse as the water combines with certain compounds in the exhaust gas to form acids which slowly eat through the pipe of the exhaust.
It is usually a straightforward job to get your exhaust repaired. Find a trusted, local garage to do the job for you at Book My Garage or call one of our expert mechanics on 03304 004439 to check if you have a problem with your exhaust and help you choose the best garage to fix them.