Exhaust System & Mufflers
A broken muffler or a dysfunctional exhaust system can be an annoying and potentially costly problem to have with your vehicle. Rust is a common problem with exhaust systems, and can cause it to break down much faster than usual. Without a functioning muffler, your car will be very loud and obnoxious. Even a small hole in your muffler can make your car a whole lot noisier, and it will only get louder as the hole gets larger. The sound is the least of your problems, however. A leak or hole in your muffler can result in carbon monoxide and other exhaust gases seeping directly into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. Carbon monoxide can be deadly, even in small amounts, and is odorless and virtually undetectable. If carbon monoxide is leaking into your passenger compartment, you will most likely notice the symptoms first, such as dizziness, drowsiness and headaches. These exhaust gases can also bypass the catalytic converter, which converts harmful exhaust fumes into water vapor and carbon dioxide, through a hole or crack and escape into the atmosphere.
Catalytic convertors are required on all vehicles built after 1975. If your catalytic convertor is broken or damaged, you may not be legally allowed to drive your vehicle anymore. There are many different things that can go wrong in the exhaust system, and at K&M Auto Service in Portland we are equipped to take care of all of them. We can replace rusty or cracked exhaust pipes and make repairs to your catalytic convertor if necessary. If your exhaust system is not up to par, we can find the problem areas and fix them for you.
Portland Auto Repair
Here at K&M Auto Service, we are capable of fixing a vast number of vehicle issues for both domestic and imported models. Our certified and highly trained mechanics have many years of combined experience, and will work diligently to find out exactly what is wrong with your vehicle and how it can be remedied. We only hire the best mechanics, and we only use the highest quality parts when we are making repairs. With our top notch Portland auto repair service, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be in good hands.
We take pride in delivering the best emissions repair Portland can offer. If you ever suspect that one of more parts of your exhaust system may be on the fritz, take your car into K&M Auto Service and let us take a look at it. Contact us today if you would like to make an appointment.