SPECIALISTS IN MOT & SERVICING ALL MAKES AND MODELS
BMSC CAN OFFER
- High-quality original and replacement exhaust systems
- Minimum 1-year warranty & in most cases 2 years depending on your requirements and budget
- Replacement Diesel Particulate Filters / Catalytic Converters & additives
- While you wait exhaust replacement service is available, often within 1 hour
HOW WILL YOU KNOW ITS TIME TO REPLACE YOUR EXHAUST?
One or all of the following may indicate a fault with your vehicle’s exhaust system and should be addressed to avoid further and possibly more expensive damage.
- Noises from beneath your car (clunking, rattling or knocking)
- hissing sounds may indicate a crack in the exhaust manifold, pipe or a leaking gasket
- chugging noises may indicate a blockage somewhere in the exhaust system
- Poor and sometimes erratic performance (holding back)
- High or inconsistent revving engine (hunting revs)
- Unusually high fuel consumption
The silencer is the furthest away from the engine and is the most likely to be corroded by acidic moisture and requires attention first because these parts remain relatively cold and give exhaust gases a chance to condense and form pools of corrosive acid inside the system.
You’ll know that you have a problem with your silencer because your exhaust starts making a roaring noise, boy racer style!
Your exhaust is held in place with hangers, brackets and clamps beneath the car. Rattling sounds coming from under the car could mean that the exhaust system has become misaligned or that one of the support parts has become loose or damaged. Corroded, fractured or missing hangers or brackets can cause extra stress which can also lead to premature exhaust failure. However early remedy of these relatively minor problems can save on early expensive replacement costs.
Problems with the exhaust can be identified with a visual check. External rust may not be as serious as it first appears, because it may only be on the surface. But cracks in the pipe or jagged holes around seams and joins between pipes can be signs of bigger problems and possible replacement required.
DO YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE WHOLE EXHAUST?
Depends, exhaust systems are constructed from a number of units fitted together. It is possible to replace only the failed components (perhaps a holed silencer). However, failure of one component may have damaged another component requiring its replacement, or where components become fused together both parts must be replaced, usually seen on the joins eg the centre to rear section won’t separate due to rust welding.
We have access to the full range of original and approved OEM components for even the most complex sports exhaust systems and can advise the best option to suit you.
Whatever the failure, at Basingstoke MOT & Servicing Centre we will advise on the best possible solution to suit your requirements and budget.
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Handy to have a garage that doesn’t mess around and is honest, 100% recommend.
Been using this place for all my car work for the last 3 years. They’ve always been super helpful and cheerful. Ive never been overcharged and all work has always been done to a really good quality.
Been using this place for all my car work for the last 3 years. They’ve always been super helpful and cheerful. I’ve never been overcharged and all work has always been done to a really good quality.