Ever drive home in the middle of the night, hoping the noise your car makes won’t wake anyone inside? Have you never smelled any of the fumes created by your vehicle? All of this is because of your car’s exhaust system, and it plays a key role in keeping your car clean and maintaining its performance. At Hi-Tech Auto Specialists in Westchester, Illinois, we want to make sure your car’s exhaust system is always operating efficiently. Our experienced technicians utilize state-of-the-art tools and components for every service to ensure a high-quality service. And with extensive experience servicing hundreds of exhaust systems, we know our techs can fix any problem it may be experiencing.
Does Your Exhaust System Require Service?
Without a trained eye, it can be difficult to tell when something is wrong with the exhaust. With that said, it doesn’t take an experienced professional to understand when the system needs service. There are a handful of common warning signs you can look out for to help you prevent a problem from worsening. If you aren’t sure what to pay attention to, Hi-Tech Auto Specialists is here to help, as we walk you through two common exhaust problems that’ll let you know it’s time for service.
Loud Engine Noise
Do you feel like the engine in your vehicle has gotten significantly louder? Are you having a hard time hearing anything because of how loud the engine is? If so, you may have an issue with the exhaust system, and specifically the muffler. As the name implies, the muffler helps dampen the sound created by the engine. Any issues will directly lead to this problem, and it could lead to a noise violation if not handled.
Colored Exhaust Smoke
Have you ever examined the smoke that comes from your car’s tailpipe? If so, you’ve likely noticed that the fumes are, for the most part, clear. If you see any type of smoke, that’s indicates something is wrong. Look out for black, blue, and white smoke. Black smoke occurs when the engine is running rich, and although it won’t cause any major problems, it isn’t pleasant to look at. Now, if you see blue or white smoke, we urge you to visit us for service immediately. The former indicates an oil leak, and additional oil is being burned while the latter means coolant is leaking and burning, both of which are not good at all.
Schedule a Visit Today
It’s because of the exhaust system that your car can safely convert toxic fumes into gases that aren’t as harmful to you or our environment. Problems to this system could place the performance and safety of your vehicle in danger, and the team at Hi-Tech Auto Specialists wants to help you avoid that. Our expert technicians utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment to accurately scan, find, and repair any issues the exhaust may be experiencing. From a broken muffler to black smoke, we can handle whatever issue you may encounter.
Schedule your next visit by giving us a call at (708) 865-0855, as our service advisors would be happy to set you up. In the area and want to chat in person? Feel free to visit us on 10139 W. Roosevelt Road, we’d be more than happy to meet you, and we look forward to your visit.