You always need to be aware of when your vehicle is performing differently than usual, especially when it comes to the muffler. If you know the signs of a bad muffler now and seek repairs, you can save yourself some costly replacement bills down the road.

Sign #1 – Unpleasant Smells

An easy way to tell that something is amiss is that fumes will be emitted from your muffler. These fumes can leak inside your car, and over time, they can be deadly. Persistent smells need to be taken note of, and you need to take your vehicle to a shop immediately.

Sign #2 – Reduced MPG

You should have a good idea of how many miles per gallon your car is able to get. A bad muffler decreases a vehicle’s fuel economy greatly, so if you are going to the gas station more frequently, then it is time to do some maintenance.

Sign #3 – Loud Sounds

Ordinarily, your muffler should be silent. When loud noises are emitted, that means something has gone wrong with your car’s exhaust system.
You should get your vehicle inspected every so often so that any problems can be addressed. If you are looking for a place that does quality work and can get your muffler working again, pay a visit to Darrel’s Economy Mufflers in Portland.

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Darrel’s Economy Mufflers

Darrel’s Economy Mufflers has been family owned and operated since 1984. The shop was established to provide our customers quality craftsmanship at a fair price. We only use quality parts and guarantee our work for up to two years. We specialize only in exhaust work, and all of our employees have over 25 years of experience.
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Darrel’s Economy Mufflers has been family owned and operated since 1984. We work specifically on Mufflers and Exhaust, for all makes and models.