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A noisy muffler could be a red flag regarding a damaged exhaust system. Not only can this make your vehicle dangerous to operate, but it could lead to decreased engine performance and increased emissions, including toxins into your cabin.

Your vehicle's muffler reduces the noises of combustion and expulsion of your exhaust, and works as part of your vehicle's exhaust system. 

When Should I Replace My Vehicle's Muffler?

A muffler can typically take about 30 minutes to an hour to replace, depending on your vehicle, though additional service around the muffler could be required as well. The lifespan of a muffler is generally 40,000 to 80,000 miles though cold weather and road debris could play a factor in the timeframe. Look out for the following issues from your muffler, which would indicate a replacement is needed:

Signs of a Bad Muffler

  • Louder exhaust 
  • Clunking from the muffler
  • A rattling engine
  • Dangling or dragging tailpipe
  • Exhaust pipe leakage
  • Unusual exhaust smell

While the role of a muffler is to lessen the noise from your exhaust, a broken muffler could still be unsafe to drive with. Muffler damage can typically be linked to an exhaust leak, which is mentioned above, leading to potential carbon monoxide in your cabin.

If the suggested timeframe for your vehicle's current muffler has passed or you are experiencing any of the mentioned signs of a bad muffler, we recommend that you visit us at our Canfield service center for a replacement as soon as possible.

Schedule a Service Appointment Online

For more information about a potential muffler replacement for your vehicle, schedule a service appointment with us at our Canfield service center. If you have any questions about your vehicle or any of the automotive services we provide, feel free to contact us at Haus Auto Group.

  1. Haus Auto Group

    4141 Boardman-Canfield Road
    Canfield, OH 44406

    • Sales: (330) 702-0000
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Haus Auto Group

4141 Boardman-Canfield Road
Directions Canfield, OH 44406

  • Sales: (330) 702-0000
  • Service: (330) 702-0000