If it’s your muffler, you want to get it taken care of before it becomes a big noise.
Lately, you’ve been hearing a deep, throaty grumbling sound from your engine. And it’s getting louder. You’ve also noticed that your car or truck seems to be vibrating a bit more than it used to and that you’re having to fill it up more than you normally do. You suspect, from the increased noise, that your muffler may not be operating perfectly but, hey, it’s no big deal as long as the noise doesn’t get too bad, right?
Well, no. You’re right in thinking that it might be a problem with your muffler or exhaust system. But putting off any repairs isn’t a good idea. As Angie’s List (angieslist.com) points out, the muffler system does more than keep your vehicle quiet. It keeps exhaust fumes from coming into “the cabin, helps your car engine run properly and maintain optimum fuel efficiency, and reduces polluting emissions. … Delaying a needed repair can make it cost more. That is because continuing to drive with a leaky muffler or bad catalytic converter can damage other things in your vehicle’s operating system. Don’t just turn up the radio to drown out the rumbling noise. Have the increased volume problem checked out and repaired by a professional. It will save you money in the long run.”
Take Angie’s advice by coming to Terry’s Car Care where our experienced, certified technicians can take a look at your muffler and exhaust system. After all, you don’t want to disturb the peace and quiet the next time you go to Mirror Lake State Park.