Our Goal is to Earn your Business and Referrals
Facebook

Exhaust System

The function of this system is to carry the exhaust gases safely to the rear of the vehicle.  The system is designed to reduce the noise level of the exhaust.  Components are implemented in to further reduce emission levels, to lessen the environmental impact.  If any part of your exhsust system is damaged, worn or plugged your engine will not function properly.  JKL Vehicle Repair is equipped to repair or replace all of the exhaust system components.

Exhaust Repair & Maintenance

We’ve all heard a car or truck that needs a new muffler. But there’s more to the exhaust system than just the muffler.

The exhaust system has three main functions:

  1. To safely get hot exhaust gas from the engine out the tailpipe
  2. Treats the exhaust to remove harmful pollutants
  3. Muffle the engine noise

Exhaust gas is poisonous. You don’t want it getting into the passenger compartment. For example, carbon monoxide can be deadly. That’s why you should never run your engine in a closed garage. If you have a leak somewhere in the exhaust system, exhaust could get into the passenger cabin and make you sick or even kill you.

If you smell exhaust in the vehicle, roll down your windows and get it inspected. You may smell or see exhaust coming from the engine compartment or under the vehicle if you have a leak. Sometimes the sound from an exhaust leak is loud and obvious. Sometimes it’s a ticking sound when you start the engine that goes away as you drive. That could be a small crack or a bad fitting that leaks when it’s cold but seals up when the metal heats and expands.

Now, let’s address the environmental issues. Exhaust gas contains a number of pollutants and particulates. The catalytic converter scrubs some of those harmful substances. And diesel vehicles have systems to deal with soot. Catalytic converters eventually wear out and need to be replaced. They’re expensive so you want to help them last as long as possible by keeping the fuel system clean and replacing your air filter. These components need to be tested for function with an emissions test from time to time.

And that leaves the muffler. The beauty of getting a new muffler is that you can suit your taste: Some want whisper quiet and others like a little rumble. And some like a roar.

Ask our friendly mechanic at JKL Vehicle Repair serving Oshawa and surrounding areas  by calling 905-723-7227 or by email at support@jklvehiclerepair.ca

Shop Location & Hours

Address:
14335 Little Lake Road,
Brighton ON.
KOK 1H0
Phone:
905-429-8661
Hours:
Please contact us for an appointment
Website By: Niblett Industries