What to Do About a Loud Exhaust

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Are you driving through Greensboro and wondering, “Why is my exhaust so loud all of a sudden?” If you’re experiencing a loud, obnoxious exhaust rattle from a muffler or exhaust pipe, you may need to have part of your exhaust system repaired or replaced. The service center at Gunter Nissan of Martinsville is here to help you quiet your loud exhaust so that you can enjoy a peaceful commute down Roanoke roads. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide below to address questions like:

  • Why is my exhaust so loud?
  • How do I fix a loud exhaust muffler?

Why is My Exhaust So Loud All of a Sudden?

If you’re scratching your head wondering, “Why is my exhaust so loud all of a sudden,” you’ll find that the team at Gunter Nissan of Martinsville has the answers. Here are the most common causes of a loud exhaust noise:

  • A crack in the exhaust pipe or muffler – This can happen if the car hits something underneath or just from rust or regular wear and tear. You may need to crawl under the car to see this.
  • A leak in the exhaust system – To detect if this is the case, lay next to your car while it is running in park and check for any fluid dripping along your exhaust system.
  • A rusty muffler or exhaust pipe – Exterior rust will not cause the system to make a noise at first, however, rust will work its way through the pipe or muffler over time causing cracks and holes and leading to a loud exhaust muffler.

How to Temporarily Fix a Loud Exhaust

We say “temporarily” fix a loud exhaust because if there are failures in your exhaust system, it will eventually need to be replaced. This is beyond the average Martinsville driver’s skill set and will usually need to be done by a professional. So, schedule an appointment with our service center when you hear that exhaust rattle. Here are some ways to fix a loud exhaust temporarily:

  • Apply epoxy sealer or sealant to smaller holes. Note: Never put sealer or anything else inside a hole in the exhaust. Apply to the outside only.
  • Cover larger holes with repair patches.
  • Repair a cracked, rusted exhaust with bandages and exhaust paste.
  • Tighten any screws or bolts that have come loose.

Let the Service Center at Gunter Nissan of Martinsville Help

Now that you know the answer to, “Why is my exhaust so loud,” you can get the help you need from the muffler experts at Gunter Nissan of Martinsville. With our extensive parts center and factory-trained service technicians, we can make quick work of your repairs when you need your loud exhaust muffler replaced. We’re conveniently located near both Danville, so drop by or contact us today.

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