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Rapid City Auto Exhaust Services

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Has your vehicle had a sudden drop in gas mileage? Do you hear a rattle during acceleration? If you’re concerned about passing emissions or you already know your exhaust system isn’t what it should be, visit Belly Brothers Auto Tech in Rapid City, South Dakota. A faulty vehicle exhaust system can result in reduced gas mileage, noxious emissions, increased noise, and reduced engine performance. We offer exhaust repair and replacement, muffler repair and replacement, and tailpipe repair and replacement.

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Exhaust FAQ

The first thing you should look out for in your car’s exhaust is unusual noises. If you hear rattling, hissing, or loud rumbling noises, that could indicate a problem. If you notice a strong smell of exhaust fumes inside or outside the car, that could also be an indicator of a problem with your exhaust system. Another issue you may experience is decreased fuel efficiency.

It is generally not recommended to drive your vehicle with a damaged or leaking exhaust system. Here are a couple of reasons why: it starts with safety. If you have a damaged exhaust system, it could result in toxic fumes, such as carbon monoxide, entering your vehicle. Breathing in these fumes could be harmful to your health and could even result in death in high concentrations. Performance issues could be another reason to get your exhaust checked out, but more importantly, there are certain states that have laws requiring vehicles to have properly functioning exhaust systems. Perhaps the most important reason to get your exhaust looked at would be for engine damage. Your exhaust system plays a crucial role in directing harmful gases away from the engine. If there’s a leak in your exhaust system, it could cause damage to your engine or make it overheat.

There are many factors to consider when determining how and when to get your exhaust system checked. It’s generally wise to have it done during regular inspections of your car, which is at least once per year. You can trust one of Belly Brothers Auto Tech’s professional mechanics to inspect your exhaust system. If you want to inspect it yourself, in addition to listening for the previously mentioned sounds, you should look out for damage such as rust, cracks, or loose connections. If you notice anything, it’s best to have it inspected by a professional.