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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 as intended, all of its components need to work together. Taking the time to have a car inspected and maintained is the best way to ensure that everything is working as it should. This inspection should include the exhaust system. Don’t wait until you start to hear the rumbling sounds of trouble.

You may be asking, “What are the signs of muffler problems?” Here are three signs to watch out for:

  1. Loud noises - The volume of your muffler gets louder. When working properly, the muffler should operate quietly in the background. When something goes wrong, it may sound like a roaring monster. 
  2. Decreased fuel economy - If you are filling up the tank more than usual could mean a problem in the exhaust system. Newer vehicles have a computer sensor that can pinpoint a problem before it gets serious by monitoring fuel economy and overall performance.
  3. Bad odors - When working properly, your muffler funnels exhaust fumes outside and away from the vehicle. If there is a leak or other problem, those fumes could be circulating inside your car. This is dangerous for you and your family as exhaust fumes can be fatal over time.

A word to the wise: Your exhaust system is most effective when it is neither seen nor heard. Unfortunately, this can also mean that it is out of sight and out of mind. At the first sign of muffler problems, schedule an inspection of the exhaust system as soon as possible.

Noticing the signs of muffler problems? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about exhaust system maintenance and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Don’t neglect these 3 signs of muffler problems; loud noises decreased fuel economy, and bad odors. Have the exhaust system checked regularly by professional auto experts.
20
Feb
2018

In order for your vehicle to keep running as intended, all of its components need to work together. Taking the time to have a car inspected and maintained is the best way to ensure that everything is working as it should. This inspection should include the exhaust system. Don’t wait until you start to hear the rumbling sounds of trouble.

You may be asking, “What are the signs of muffler problems?” Here are three signs to watch out for:

  1. Loud noises - The volume of your muffler gets louder. When working properly, the muffler should operate quietly in the background. When something goes wrong, it may sound like a roaring monster. 
  2. Decreased fuel economy - If you are filling up the tank more than usual could mean a problem in the exhaust system. Newer vehicles have a computer sensor that can pinpoint a problem before it gets serious by monitoring fuel economy and overall performance.
  3. Bad odors - When working properly, your muffler funnels exhaust fumes outside and away from the vehicle. If there is a leak or other problem, those fumes could be circulating inside your car. This is dangerous for you and your family as exhaust fumes can be fatal over time.

A word to the wise: Your exhaust system is most effective when it is neither seen nor heard. Unfortunately, this can also mean that it is out of sight and out of mind. At the first sign of muffler problems, schedule an inspection of the exhaust system as soon as possible.

Noticing the signs of muffler problems? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about exhaust system maintenance 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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