Exhaust Service

Expert Exhaust Repairs for German Imports

Many drivers think of the exhaust in their vehicles as the ‘waste’ system. While that isn’t strictly incorrect, it definitely downplays the system’s importance when it comes to keeping your car running properly. The exhaust system in your vehicle is essential when it comes to reducing emissions and maintaining engine performance, so when your exhaust system begins to fail, you’ll feel it in the reduced performance and possibly even the air around you.

At Autohaus Service and Sales, we specialize in German imports, so when your car is showing signs of exhaust trouble, you know exactly who to come to. Some of the brands we service include:

Some of the brands we specialize in include:

Common Exhaust Problems

  • Exhaust leak: Signs of an exhaust leak include higher noise levels and reduced engine performance. You might also notice a burning smell, visible smoke, or steam, due to gases escaping from the system before they reach the tailpipe.
  • Catalytic converter failure: If this part begins to fail, you might notice reduced performance or your car might fail an emissions test. You might also smell a ‘rotten egg’ smell due to the catalytic converter not converting the hydrogen sulfide in the exhaust gasses.
  • Muffler damage: This can cause reduced fuel efficiency, decreased engine performance, and excessive noise.You might also notice physical damage to the muffler. An extremely damaged muffler can even cause exhaust fumes to enter the cabin of the vehicle, which is incredibly dangerous.
  • Exhaust pipe corrosion: This is often noticed first visually, but if left untreated, it can cause the pipe to fall apart. Extensive rust may cause the exhaust pipe to sag, leading to loud noises as it impacts bumps and road debris.
  • Oxygen sensor malfunction: When your oxygen sensor fails, your engine can run rich or lean, resulting in backfires and reduced efficiency. You may also notice your car idling roughly or even stalling due to the uneven distribution of fuel. A faulty oxygen sensor can also trigger the check engine light, which always necessitates a trip to the mechanic.

If you notice any symptoms of the above problems, Autohaus Service and Sales are here to help. Identifying and addressing the issues quickly can help prevent further damage to your vehicle as well as potential health problems for you. We can replace or repair your muffler or any other parts of the exhaust system as needed, and we back our work with a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty, so you can be as confident in our work as we are.

German Import Experts of Royal Oak

We are conveniently located in Royal Oak, MI, but are also proud to serve drivers from:

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If you suspect your exhaust system may be experiencing some problems, call or stop by Autohaus Service and Sales today. Our ASE-certified technicians are ready to put their expertise to work for you, running the necessary diagnostics to pinpoint the problem and recommend the best course of action. Make an appointment to get started on the best care in town for your German vehicle.