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What Does The Exhaust On My Volvo or Toyota Do?

  • Friday, July 28, 2017

ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Independent Garage of the Year 2015, Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award & The Eagle Radio Customer Focus Business 2017 Award, are Servicing, Repair & MOT Specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire. We like to give you hints and tips on maintaining your Volvo or Toyota to help reduce breakdowns and expensive car repair bills.

The blog this week is about how your exhaust on your Volvo or Toyota works and what the point of an exhaust is. These do become rusty and corroded and may well need replacing during the time you own your Volvo or Toyota.

Car exhaust system

Basically the exhaust on your Volvo or Toyota is underneath the car and is a series of pipes which link your engine to a silencer and a catalytic converter. The main functions of your exhaust are to improve fuel consumption, improve the performance of the engine, limit the noise and to ensure that the fumes from the exhaust are moved away from you and your passengers. You may find that if you are travelling much shorter distances and have much shorter journey times that your exhaust becomes corroded much quicker. You will know if you have a hole in your exhaust box or one of the pipes because it will start ‘blowing’ or making a loud noise and possibly stalling. You really do need to take your Volvo or Toyota to your local independent garage and if possible get it welded or have a new system fitted. Likewise if you hear it knocking underneath then maybe one of the connectors is broken which will result in putting additional pressure on the rest of the pipes until it breaks – get this seen to straight away. Some people go over speed bumps and kerbs and can do damage to their exhaust system – be careful and slow down – less haste! A broken or corroded Exhaust System is an MOT failure.

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award and The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.

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