At Imperial Cars Ipswich, we are proud to provide our customers with high-quality exhaust system services. While your exhaust system is checked during your vehicle’s annual MOT test – if it’s defective it could result in your vehicle failing the test. This is why we’ll always be happy to check your exhaust system for free. If we spot anything unusual we’ll let you know what your options are. We’ll always offer a competitive quote to fix your vehicle too.
Your exhaust system is one of the most important parts of your vehicle and it’s always in use when your engine is on. It’s made up of four main parts which are the manifold, front downpipe, the centre section, and the rear silencer box. In modern vehicles registered after 1993 – all exhaust systems were fitted with a catalytic converter.
Catalytic converters can last for up to a decade, however, it varies from vehicle to vehicle due to things such as mileage and engine tune. As a general rule, catalytic converters should be changed after every 50,000 miles. Most vehicle owners will have to change the catalytic converter at some point during their vehicle’s life. If the catalytic converter fails earlier than anticipated it’s important to find out why before it gets replaced. Doing this will prevent it from happening again when a new one is fitted.
Exhaust systems in modern vehicles are fitted with catalytic converters to reduce harmful emissions such as fuel hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere. The catalytic converter is able to turn the hot fuel combustion gases from the vehicle into water vapour – which creates less harmful gases including nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide. Be sure to book online today using our quick, easy and free online booking tool.