Your vehicle's exhuast system
The exhaust system in your vehicle keeps toxic fumes from building up inside your vehicle and also ensures better fuel efficiency. Your vehicle’s engine omits harmful gases as part of the combustion process and it’s the job of the exhaust system to convert them. At Simard Automotive in Fairbanks, Alaska, our certified technicians are experienced and trained to work on exhaust systems on all makes and models of vehicles. A broken exhaust system can harm both the passengers of the car as well as the environment. If you suspect a problem with your exhaust system or your car is failing an emissions test, bring your vehicle into our experts and we will help repair your exhaust system back to working condition.
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Symptoms of exhaust system problems
The following symptom may indicate a problem with your exhaust system:
- Check engine light turns on
- Low fuel efficiency
- Rattling noises
- Reduced engine performance
- Vehicle fails emissions test
A major cause of exhaust system problems is a faulty catalytic converter. The catalytic converter is what takes in the harmful gases and converts them into less harmful gases. If you suspect a problem with your catalytic converter, bring your vehicle into our experts and we will help diagnose and repair your vehicle. If you continue to drive your vehicle with a faulty catalytic converter, it can cause internal parts of your vehicle to corrode.
If your exhaust is suddenly loud, hanging or dragging, or you smell gasoline while your vehicle is running, we recommend that you have your exhaust system inspected as soon as possible. Once we determine the exact cause of the issue, we will repair any faulty parts in your exhaust system and get you back on the road safely.
At Simard Automotive in Fairbanks, Alaska, we offer professional auto repair and friendly customer service. We have two locations in Fairbanks, one in downtown and one near the airport for your convenience. We stand by our work with an outstanding 36 month/36,000 mile NAPA AutoCare Nationwide Warranty and an in-house Million Mile Warranty on parts and labor. We also offer a complimentary shuttle service, pickup and drop-off, as well as door-to-door service when available.
If you’re experiencing problems with your vehicle’s exhaust system, bring your vehicle to the experts at Simard Automotive. We look forward to servicing your vehicle soon!