Why does my exhaust need to be replaced?
Over time exhaust systems degrade due to their operating condition and working environment. Water in the exhaust gases coupled with road water, salt and dirt attack the metal and cause it to corrode, eventually leading to a leaking exhaust.
How often should it be replaced?
Exhausts are checked each time your car's serviced and MOT'd, but in between services listen out for your exhaust becoming noisy - a sure sign a leak is developing.
What happens if it's not replaced?
Failure to replace the exhaust when required can lead to excessive noise in the car as well as the possibility of exhaust fumes entering the cabin. You could also be stopped by the police and issued with a fixed penalty notice (usually £30) or a vehicle defect rectification notice; this means you have to fix the fault and provide proof saying that it has been fixed, at a police station.
What do we do?
We'll check the operation of your exhaust system and ensure it's secured correctly and operating within the required limits. We will also perform an emissions test during every MOT test.