A broken exhaust is certainly not something you can miss on your car; the noise is normally far too much to ignore. However, a small hole in an exhaust system that gets bigger over time can become something you get so used to you may think the noise is normal.

There are a number of issues associated with exhaust damage – from reduced fuel economy, illegal or annoying noise levels and leaking gases which can find their way into the cabin depending on where the damage is. As with all cars, the exhaust systems on ’s need changing from time to time; what needs changing depends on where the issue is and which section needs attention. You can also have problems with catalytic converters where they need replacing due to failure or simply age. Nearly all exhaust issues can lead a car to fail an MOT test so finding a good exhaust garage is very important.

We can repair your exhaust at Barrowford MOT

Carbon dioxide emissions are directly related to fuel consumption. If you want the best economy then start by choosing the right car for your needs. The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced is directly related to fuel consumption which is why car manufacturers have done a lot to improve new car fuel economy and why car tax rates have been based on official CO2 emissions figures.

There’s less you can do to affect toxic emissions apart from trying to run the newest car you can.

Euro emissions standards

New cars have to meet European emissions regulations.

  • The so-called ‘Euro 1’ standard came into force in 1992 and set limits for petrol car carbon monoxide (CO) emissions that could effectively only be met by fitting a catalytic converter in the exhaust system.
  • Each new standard is tougher than the last.  Euro 5 came in in 2009 and effectively required diesels to be fitted with a diesel particulate filter in the exhaust to limit soot emissions.
  • We’re now up to Euro 6 which came into force in 2014 and sets broadly similar standards for both petrol and diesel.
  • The newer the car, the better for the environment.

Here at Barrowford MOT our expert technicians quickly identify the problem and stop costly component failures. We even have a no fix no charge policy so you can rest assured that you won’t be charged a penny more than you need to be. If your car is in need of an exhaust repair then call us today on 01282 696351 to make a booking.

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