How to Know If Your Muffler Needs to be Repaired or Replaced

How to Know If Your Muffler Needs to be Repaired or Replaced

You’ve seen this scene before: you’re hanging out at a red light and a car pulls up next to you and the engine is roaring. You think to yourself, “dang, that muffler needs to be replaced!” Perhaps, that car pulling up to the light has been you. Don’t beat yourself up, it can be difficult to know and recognize when you need to repair or replace your muffler. In this blog, we’ll discuss some strategies to recognize when your muffler needs repaired or replaced.

How to Know If Your Muffler Needs Repaired or Replaced

Though this list isn’t exhaustive, here are a few indicators that you might need to repair or replace your muffler:

Loud Noises

The whole premise of having a muffler is to muffle the loud noise that the engine naturally produces. If your muffler has an issue that requires it to be repaired or replaced, you’re more than likely going to hear it. The sounds may be excessive noise from the engine that wasn’t there before or hissing and rattling. If you hear these sounds, you’ll want to get your muffler checked out as soon as you can.

Dropped Muffler

Physically inspecting your muffler is an important step when trying to determine if there’s an issue with it. Get down on your hands and knees if possible to see if there are physical damages to it. Cracks, dents, and other damage is not normal. You’ll also want to be aware of the position it should be in. Google can help you see what position is normal versus a dropped muffler.

Rough Idling

Finally, if your engine is idling in a strange way that is “rougher” than what it used to be, it may be time to repair or replace your muffler. This can also manifest itself in poor performance, especially performance that decreases over time. If your gas mileage, ability to accelerate, or other performance items have dropped significantly, your muffler could be playing a part in this.

Performance Muffler Can Help

With over 15 years of experience, Performance Muffler is a leading full-service exhaust shop serving both the Phoenix and Peoria areas. We offer a variety of services to suit your needs, including exhaust repairs and replacements, muffler repair and replacement, manifold repair and replacement, diesel exhaust repair, and catalytic converter support. We pride ourselves on completing excellent work at prices you can afford, all with service that makes you feel good. We’d gladly give you a free estimate for any work you’d like to have done, including muffler repair and replacement.  

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If you’re ready to take the next step in getting your muffler repaired or replaced, then give us a call today at (623) 323-5989. We’d love to discuss your options and hope to have the opportunity to serve you soon.

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