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Engine Maintenance & Exhaust Repair in Grand Rapids, MI

The engine and exhaust systems within your vehicle are responsible for getting your vehicle moving, and ensuring that its emissions are safe. All Auto Services offers auto repair services of the highest quality, and our qualified ASE-certified technicians can diagnose your engine, exhaust, and muffler issues and have you back on the road in no time.

The muffler’s purpose is to decrease the amount of noise emitted by the internal combustion engine’s exhaust and your exhaust has the “task” of removing harmful emissions and fumes from your vehicle. Both these components comprise the exhaust system of your automobile. Exhaust systems are vital to your safety since a faulty exhaust system can cause potentially fatal gases, such as carbon monoxide, to enter your vehicle’s cabin.

The catalytic converter, which is also part of the exhaust system, helps convert hazardous gases to the least harmless ones that cause less damage to the environment. Lastly, the exhaust system is responsible for decreasing the emissions’ temperature, thus protecting other vehicle components from being damaged. For these reasons, regular exhaust system and muffler inspections are crucial.

When you need expert advice, you can rely on the service team at All Auto Services to get your vehicle up and running in tip-top shape.

Warning Signs

  • Burning Smells and Fumes – Exhaust system protects other vehicle components from heat. If a faulty gasket is causing heat to escape, the wiring and plastic components may burn. Don’t wait long enough to see smoke before bringing your vehicle in, as smoke might not escape. When driving, if you smell gas inside your vehicle, this may also be a sign of a leak.
  • Noisy engines can indicate signs of exhaust problems – If you have a hole or crack in your exhaust system, this will likely be noticeable when you accelerate. However, small leaks in the manifold gasket will sound like a tapping or hissing noise when accelerating or starting.
  • Visual Problems – Obvious problems such as holes in mufflers, excessive rust, or hanging exhaust pipes should be inspected immediately.
  • Decrease Fuel Efficiency or Acceleration – Problems with the exhaust will hurt your engine performance. You will notice your automobile doesn’t accelerate as quickly as it used to.

If you suspect that you need engine or exhaust repair in Grand Rapids, MI, we invite you to bring your car to our experts here at All Auto Services for diagnostics. Call us with any questions or schedule your visit online today!