Signs Your Exhaust Might be Leaking

The exhaust system on your vehicle starts at the intake manifold on the engine. As the gases leave the cylinders, they travel through the catalytic converter, the muffler, and out the tail pipe. It’s the catalytic converter that runs a system check on the fumes before releasing them into the environment.

When the fumes leave the engine, it’s crucial for the catalytic converter to do its job. They are such a caustic mixture of air and fuel that they need to be processed before they’re safe to breathe. If you’ve started noticing an exhaust leak, it could be due to a worn-out seal at the manifold.

You want to keep your passengers, yourself, and the environment safe. It’s a good idea to have the exhaust checked if you start feeling light headed or nauseous while driving. We are happy to assist you with any of your car’s maintenance questions. Stop in to Gordie Boucher Mazda of Janesville in Janesville, WI and speak with a knowledgeable member of our team.

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