Westgate High-Tech Auto Care

12300 W. Center Rd., Omaha, Nebraska 68144
Phone: (402) 397- 8144

 

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Monday-Friday: 7:45am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

 

 

 

Exhaust System Repair

 

Weíve all heard a car or truck in our Omaha suburban neighborhoods that needs a new muffler. But thereís more to the exhaust system than just the muffler.

 

 The exhaust system has three main functions:

  • Treats the exhaust to remove harmful pollutants

  • Muffle the engine noise

  • To safely get hot exhaust gas from the engine out the tailpipe

Exhaust gas is poisonous. You donít want it getting into the passenger compartment. For example, carbon monoxide can be deadly. Thatís why you should never run your engine in a closed garage. If you have a leak in the exhaust system, exhaust could get into the passenger cabin and make you sick or even kill you.

 

If you smell exhaust in the vehicle, roll down your windows and get it inspected. You may smell or see exhaust coming from the engine compartment or under the vehicle if you have a leak. Sometimes the sound from an exhaust leak is loud and obvious. Sometimes itís a ticking sound when you start the engine that goes away as you drive. That could be a small crack or a bad fitting that leaks when itís cold but seals up when the metal heats and expands.

 

Now, letís address the environmental issues for our Omaha Nebraska communities. Exhaust gas contains a number of pollutants and particulates. The catalytic converter scrubs some of those harmful substances. And diesel vehicles have systems to deal with soot.

 

Catalytic converters eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Theyíre expensive so you want to help them last as long as possible by keeping the fuel system clean and replacing your air filter. These components need to be tested for function with an emissions test from time to time.

 

And that leaves the muffler. The beauty of getting a new muffler is that you can suit your taste: Some want whisper quiet and others like a little rumble. And some like a roar when they drive down our Omaha streets.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW? Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths. It's a dangerous and potentially lethal toxin. Excessive exposure to auto exhaust can cause brain damage and even death. If you see, smell or hear exhaust anywhere but the tailpipe, get an auto inspection right away. Call Westgate High-Tech Auto Care in Omaha Nebraska at (402) 397- 8144 or Schedule an appointment online and help keep yourself safely and economically on the road.

 

 

Westgate High-Tech Exhaust Repair
Letís get this out of the way: a leak in your exhaust system could be deadly. If Omaha car owners smell exhaust in the passenger cabin or hear an unusual exhaust sound, they should get their exhaust system checked and repaired. Talk to your understanding Westgate High-Tech Auto Care tech This is critical: Carbon monoxide in your exhaust is odorless, colorless and tasteless can be fatal to you and your passengers so donít delay if you suspect and exhaust leak.

There could be a number of reasons for a failed NE emissions test so some vital diagnostic work is in order. A common reason for Omaha car owners is that the catalytic converter has failed. The catalytic converter removes some of the harmful elements in exhaust.

When a catalytic converter fails it must be replaced, which isnít cheap for Omaha auto owners. Many Omaha folks stop there Ė but the converter failed for a reason. There may be any number of engine run conditions that led to the failure. It would certainly be smart to have your understanding Westgate High-Tech Auto Care service specialist diagnose the cause so that you donít end up with another costly catalytic converter replacement down the road.

Oh, and that Check Engine Light that so many Omaha auto owners ignore: It might just be illuminated for a a critical condition that could lead to catalytic converter damage. Have your Westgate High-Tech Auto Care tech get to the bottom of any check engine light situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Westgate High-Tech Auto Care

12300 W. Center Road

Omaha, Nebraska 68144
Ph: (402) 397- 8144

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