Don’t Get Exhausted: Check Your Muffler and Exhaust

Being a car owner comes with a lot of responsibilities including routine maintenance and upkeep. In order to keep your car safe and running for a long time, you need to make sure you have systems like the exhaust checked. Below are some potential exhaust and muffler problems that can occur:
  • Rust- One of the most common and biggest problems that occur with the exhaust system and muffler is rust. This is especially true if you live in areas that get a lot of snow and roads are treated with salt, this salt will inevitably end up on your exhaust and muffler leading to corrosion. (
  • Fumes- If you can smell fumes, then it is likely that your exhaust system has a leak. If you smell fumes, it is important to keep your windows down so you limit the amount of fumes you are inhaling until you can get your car to the mechanic and have it repaired. (
  • Noise- Another indicator that you may have a muffler or exhaust system problem is if you hear hissing or popping noises. These noises may be indicators that you have a leak in the muffler or exhaust system and will need to have it checked. (
At Lithia Toyota of Missoula we understand that safety is important to car owners and will assist owners is any way we can. If you have any questions regarding your car exhaust system or muffler come visit our service center and speak with one of our experts.
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