How to Know if Your Exhaust is Leaking

We all know what the exhaust pipe looks like but some don't know what exactly it does. Simply put, the exhaust pipe's main job is to remove toxic gasses and vapors that the engine creates from the car and expel them to the surrounding area where it can be severely diluted by surrounding air.

How do you know if your exhaust system has a leak in it? That's why our team of maintenance experts at Grieco Mazda of Delray Beach are excited to give you some insider knowledge about ways to spot potential leaks.

The first way to spot a leak is to look for rust. Rust is usually indicative of an aging exhaust system. As the materials begin to rust, holes can quickly appear. Additionally, drivers are asked to listen for a louder than normal exhaust. This can be the result of holes which cause the noise to no longer be muffled as much.



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