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FREE Exhaust Check

FREE Exhaust Check

Your exhaust system has three very important functions; transporting exhaust fumes to the back of your vehicle, reducing vehicle emissions and reducing noise output during the fuel combustion process.

Here at Charles Trent we offer FREE exhaust checks to assess the condition of your exhaust system and give you all important peace of mind that your exhaust is safe and legal. If your exhaust is rattling or you have noticed an increase in exhaust emissions give us a visit and speak to our team.

We’ll put your vehicle up on the ramp and inspect your exhaust for holes, corrosion, broken brackets and perished rubber mountings.

If our team spots a problem with your exhaust, we will advise you on the cost of sourcing a replacement. Please remember, you have no obligation to buy.

To take advantage of our FREE car exhaust check simply drive in and we can help from there.


Common Exhaust Problems

Common Exhaust Problems

 To best detect a problem or potential issue with your exhaust system it’s recommended to use both your ears and eyes. Here’s what you should be listening and looking out for:

Engine Noise

One of the easiest and most obvious signs to spot that your exhaust has a problem is an excessive rumbling noise coming from the engine area. If you’ve noticed your engine getting louder or you’re turning your stereo up higher to mask the sound you may have a serious problem with your exhaust.

Exhaust Rattling Noise

If you hear a rattling noise coming from your exhaust when the engine is running this if often a sign of a failing catalytic converter that will need replacing as soon as possible.

Exhaust Leaks

If you have felt vibrations when using your pedals, this could indicate a leak somewhere within the exhaust system. Depending upon the size of the leak you may also hear a rumbling sound whenever your engine is turned on. A tell-tale sign of a faulty exhaust system is a pool of fluid under your car.

Fuel Efficiency

If you’re finding yourself at the fuel pumps more often (and you’ve not changed your driving habits) you may have a problem with your exhaust system. Linking to the exhaust leak problem above, if your exhaust system has a leak it means the engine will have to work considerably harder, increasing fuel consumption.

Visual Exhaust Inspection

Some external exhaust problems are easily spotted once you’ve got under your vehicle and should be treated with the same level of seriousness as an internal exhaust problem. Visual checks aren’t easy to undertake, unless you’ve got the luxury of access to a ramp. If you believe your exhaust has a problem or you want peace of mind that your exhaust is problem-free, simply drive in to our Poole site and our expert team will be able to inspect your exhaust free of charge.

Contact Our Exhausts Team

If you want additional information or need to make an exhaust enquiry simply email, or pick up the phone and speak to our experts on 01202 712896 (8am-5pm Mon-Fri & 9am-4pm Sat). Whichever option is most convenient for you we can guarantee a 5 star service when you choose Charles Trent.