Alan Kent Motors Ilkeston exhausts

Alan Kent Motors Exhaust Replacement.

How can I tell if my exhaust needs attention?
The silencer is the part of the exhaust that usually
needs attention first, as it is the furthest away from the engine and is the most likely to be corroded by
acidic moisture. This is because these parts remain relatively cold and give exhaust gases a chance to condense, forming pools of corrosive acid inside. You'll know that you have a problem with your silencer because your exhaust starts making a roaring noise. Other noises to listen out for include hissing, which indicates a crack in the exhaust manifold, exhaust pipe or a leaking gasket.
A chugging noise could mean a blockage in the exhaust system. And if you can hear a loud metallic

vibration, it usually means that something is
touching the exhaust pipe or that a clamp, support bracket or mounting is loose. Hangers & brackets
hold your exhaust in place. Corroded, fractured or missing hangers or brackets can cause extra stress which can also lead to premature exhaust failure. Other problems can be identified with a visual check. External rust may not be as serious as it first appears, because it may only be on the surface. But cracks in the pipe or holes around seams and joins between pipes can be signs of bigger problems. If you hear
any strange noises at all coming from your exhaust, the best advice is to take your car to AKM where a Qualified Exhaust Specialist will be able to help you diagnose the fault. You then have to make a decision about whether to replace the whole exhaust or just parts of it.