What Does the Exhaust System Do?
The exhaust system in your truck serves two crucial functions: it redirects harmful emissions from the engine to the tailpipe while reducing loud engine noise. This system also regulates engine performance by controlling the back-pressure, or the built-up pressure produced by the engine to overcome the hydraulic resistance of the exhaust system.
Your exhaust system consists of several parts including the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, muffler, and pipes. Each part plays a critical role in your truck's operation, and if any of them malfunction, it can lead to poor performance and unsafe emissions.
Signs of Damaged Exhaust Piping
Exhaust systems are built to last, but corrosion, rust, and other damages are commonplace, especially after hundreds of thousands of miles. This can cause leaks and blockages in your exhaust piping, which can result in a loss of power, poor fuel economy, and even damage to your engine. If you notice any of the following signs, it's important to bring your truck in for an inspection right away:
- Loud rumbling noise or excessive vibration from the exhaust system
- Decrease in engine performance or fuel efficiency
- Burning smell or visible exhaust fumes
- Rust or holes in the exhaust pipes
- Unusual noises when starting the engine
Our Exhaust System Repair Services
At Bus & Truck of Chicago, we offer a wide range of exhaust repair services including exhaust pipe replacement, muffler repair and replacement, catalytic converter replacement, and more. Our access to high-quality OEM parts and materials helps us ensure your exhaust system is repaired to the highest of standards.
When you choose Bus & Truck of Chicago, you can be confident that your truck is in good hands. Contact us today to schedule your truck exhaust system repair service in Chicago, Illinois.