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How Do I Know If My Car’s Muffler Is Bad?

How Do I Know If My Car’s Muffler Is Bad?

A muffler is a crucial part of your car's exhaust system. They are made of steel with aluminum coatings and sit at the rear bottom of your vehicle. Mufflers play a crucial role in absorbing and dampening engine noises and vehicle emissions. They also help to eliminate excess gasses from the engine. In many US vehicles, mufflers can last between 5 to 7 years under normal circumstances and regular vehicle maintenance. Even so, there are certain conditions when your car's mufflers wear out earlier than expected. Such conditions include: If you mainly operate along coastal regions or communities along the ocean, your muffler gets exposed to salt, which might speed up the damage. You frequently drive on rough and bumpy rides exposing your mufflers to potholes, rocks, and other impact items that might damage them. Too much custom fabrication which might not be recommended by your car manufacturer. How Can You Tell That Your Vehicle's Muffler Needs a Replacement? Engine Misfi ... read more

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