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Clausen Automotive

2118 S. Stoughton Rd.
Madison, WI 53716

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In order for your vehicle to keep running at its peak performance level, it’s important to keep all vehicle maintenance items up-to-date, including an inspection of the exhaust system and muffler. A good exhaust system will keep your car running quietly, reduce toxic emissions, and improve fuel efficiency. Visit your auto shop if you find yourself asking, “How do I know if my exhaust needs replacing?”

Your exhaust system is most effective when it is neither seen nor heard. Unfortunately, that means that it is “out of sight; out of mind.” Don’t wait until you hear the rumbling sounds of trouble before scheduling a maintenance service

Your exhaust may need replacing if you notice any of the three symptoms below:

  1. Loud noises – When the muffler is in good condition, it will operate quietly in the background. However, if it develops problems, it may sound like a roaring monster.
  2. Lowered fuel economy – Having to fill up the tank more often than usual could mean a problem in the exhaust system. Newer vehicles have a computer sensor that monitors fuel economy and overall performance. This sensor can pinpoint a problem before it gets serious.
  3. Obnoxious odor – The job of the muffler is to funnel toxic exhaust fumes outside and away from your vehicle. If there is a leak or some other problem, those fumes could be circulating inside your car. This is hazardous for you and any passengers.

A word to the wise: At the first sign of exhaust problems, schedule an inspection of the exhaust system as soon as possible to prevent bigger and more costly problems down the road.

Wondering how do I know if my exhaust needs replacing? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about mufflers and exhaust systems and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Wondering how do I know if my exhaust needs replacing? There are 3 signs of muffler problems so be sure to have a check of your exhaust system on regular basis.
07
Dec
2018

In order for your vehicle to keep running at its peak performance level, it’s important to keep all vehicle maintenance items up-to-date, including an inspection of the exhaust system and muffler. A good exhaust system will keep your car running quietly, reduce toxic emissions, and improve fuel efficiency. Visit your auto shop if you find yourself asking, “How do I know if my exhaust needs replacing?”

Your exhaust system is most effective when it is neither seen nor heard. Unfortunately, that means that it is “out of sight; out of mind.” Don’t wait until you hear the rumbling sounds of trouble before scheduling a maintenance service

Your exhaust may need replacing if you notice any of the three symptoms below:

  1. Loud noises – When the muffler is in good condition, it will operate quietly in the background. However, if it develops problems, it may sound like a roaring monster.
  2. Lowered fuel economy – Having to fill up the tank more often than usual could mean a problem in the exhaust system. Newer vehicles have a computer sensor that monitors fuel economy and overall performance. This sensor can pinpoint a problem before it gets serious.
  3. Obnoxious odor – The job of the muffler is to funnel toxic exhaust fumes outside and away from your vehicle. If there is a leak or some other problem, those fumes could be circulating inside your car. This is hazardous for you and any passengers.

A word to the wise: At the first sign of exhaust problems, schedule an inspection of the exhaust system as soon as possible to prevent bigger and more costly problems down the road.

Wondering how do I know if my exhaust needs replacing? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about mufflers and exhaust systems and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

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