Exhaust systems are very important to every vehicle on the road. They are especially important in heavy-duty 18-wheelers, for the bigger the engine, the more emissions. Exhausts are designed to suppress noise through a series of carefully designed tubes, mufflers, and catalytic converters. Alongside noise suppression, exhaust systems are also designed to protect the driver from harmful fumes. Your exhaust is generally designed in such a way that emissions exit far from the passenger compartment. A third major responsibility of exhaust systems is the protection of our atmosphere and environment. Using catalytic converters and other emissions control systems, your exhaust limits the amount of carbon that’s emitted into the atmosphere.
Here at Integrity Fleet Services, we are exhaust experts. We understand that most truck drivers are in a rush to get back out on the road, so we prioritize fast and efficient service. Whether you need a new catalytic converter or need holes patched, our technicians will have you covered. Our technicians are fully equipped and qualified to weld, repair, and maintain your exhaust systems at a price that won’t break the bank.
Tell-Tale Symptoms of a Bad Exhaust System
Extremely Loud Engine
If your engine is very loud while running, chances are you have an exhaust leak. The louder your engine is, the more severe the leak. Generally, exhaust leaks are easy to fix. They typically happen when rust and corrosion eat away at your metal exhaust pipes. Sometimes road debris is also a causal factor. Regardless, our technicians will patch your exhaust and have you back out on the road in no time.
Fumes in Passenger Compartment
If you have an exhaust leak that’s allowing fumes to escape close to your passenger compartment, chances are fumes are entering the passenger compartment. This is a very dangerous issue. You and your passengers are at risk of severe health issues. We highly recommend you stop operating your heavy-duty 18-wheeler if you start to experience headaches, migraines, nausea, or any other related symptoms.
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