Exhaust Replacement | Ridgeway Volkswagen

What we do and why?​

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.


  • Silences engine noise and reduces the amount of emissions entering the atmosphere
  • Removes combustion by - products from the engine and vents them away from the interior of the vehicle.
  • We promise to match any like-for-like written quote for service, maintenance and repair using Volkswagen Genuine Parts from any garage within 5 miles.
  • Our exhausts are covered by a 2 year parts and labour warranty on parts fitted after the manufacturer's warranty has expired.

For more information, or to book your exhaust replacement contact Ridgeway Volkswagen today.

Ridgeway Volkswagen Newbury: 01635 592045

Ridgeway Volkswagen Kidlington: 01865 566118

Ridgeway Volkswagen Reading: 0118 914 4565

Ridgeway Volkswagen South Oxford: 01235 313236