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:
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
that leaks when itís cold but seals up when the metal heats and
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?
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
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
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
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.