Why Is My Muffler Loud?

According to a professional muffler service, he muffler is an essential component of a vehicle’s exhaust system. Not only does the muffler dampen (or muffle) noise produced by your car, it conveys potentially harmful gases, such as carbon monoxide (CO), away from the cabin. In certain high-end and/or more modern vehicles, the check engine light may be triggered by certain issues a faulty muffler might cause. You might want to take your vehicle for a professional Comprehensive Mercedes-Benz B Service and Mercedes-Benz engine light check to fully diagnose the reason the light is coming on.

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If the muffler on your vehicle seems to be too loud or if you are looking at used cars for sale in Sacramento, you want to find out the reason behind loud muffler noise or ensure the muffler of your used-car purchase is performing correctly.

Why Is My Muffler Loud?

There are generally four causes for unusually loud muffler noises:

  1. Pipe: There is damage to the pipe connecting to the muffler.
  2. Baffles: A loose or broken baffle inside the muffler is rattling.
  3. Muffler: There is damage to the muffler itself, such as cracks or holes.
  4. Intentional: The vehicle has an after-market performance muffler that is supposed to be loud. Or, the muffler has been modified to be loud (which is illegal in Cali).

If your muffler can be heard down the block and around the corner, your first step is to have the muffler checked out by a reputable auto service technician. If your vehicle has a modified or after-market muffler, you may expect to replace it with a newer, quieter muffler.

Assuming your muffler is stock, though damaged by cracks, loose components or rusting through, your options are to patch and repair the damaged portion if possible, or simply replace the muffler assembly. It’s wise to get more than one professional opinion and estimate. Quoted prices may vary depending on labor costs, muffler brands and the diagnosis.

For more information about noisy mufflers, or if you are looking for used cars for sale in Sacramento, trust the auto dealers at Roseville Automall to ensure a great vehicle at the right price. We have been proudly serving the Sacramento area since 1990.

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