Exhausts And Catalytic Converters
On the majority of vehicles the exhaust system is made up of several sections.
These sections can include down pipes or headers, centre section, link pipes and back box. On some vehicles the catalytic converter can be an integral part of the down pipe or centre section.
Some V twin engines may have 2 catalytic converters. It is rare that the whole system will require replacement.
Our technicians will carry out a free exhaust and catalytic converter check with the promise that no unnecessary work will be undertaken.
Does my exhaust need replacing?
- Loud roaring noises and rattles are a good indication that your exhaust system needs attention.
- A healthy exhaust system diverts noxious fumes safely away from the engine and your passengers. It is therefore important to check that your exhaust is functioning correctly.
- A healthy exhaust and catalytic convertor improves fuel economy and reduces harmful emissions.
Some catalytic converters are made up of honeycomb ceramic internals coated with expensive compounds that react with the exhaust gas to eliminate certain harmful emissions.
We have seen cases where the ceramic can break down either through vibration or even in severe cases of over fueling which can lead to the ceramic melting thus blocking the exhaust gases. This can lead to a very noticeable drop in your vehicles performance.