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Acton Service Centre supplies and fits part or complete exhaust systems for any make and model of vehicle.
The exhaust system is important and one of the hardest working component s of the vehicle. It is made up of:
- Manifold; connected directly to the engine cylinders and channels gases into the exhaust system
- Lambda / Front Downpipe; an electronic device that measure the amount of oxygen in the gases as they travel through the car. The downpipe is where the gases merge from the engine into the catalytic converter
- Centre Section; Includes the catalytic converter which helps remove harmful and pollutant gases, and a silencer box that helps reduce engine and vibration noises.
- Rear Silencer Box; additional filters to further reduce engine noise and connected to tailpipe that directs gases away from the vehicle
The most common section to become defective is the rear silencer as moisture tends to gather inside the box and attacks the metal. This internal corrosion will often result in a hole, which causes the exhaust to blow. A defective exhaust will mean the vehicle fails the MOT test. Additionally, it causes excessive noise; thereby rendering the vehicle illegal which could lead to a fixed penalty fine. An unchecked exhaust may also result in fumes entering the car, which can be harmful to the driver an passengers.
Catalytic converters are now fitted to all cars registered after 1993 to remove harmful pollution from the exhaust gases. This expensive and high-tech component fits in the exhaust system and looks on the outside like a typical silencer box.
The catalytic converter is an integral part of the engine performance system, and sensors control the gases entering and leaving the catalytic converter. Their effectiveness is measured by testing the exhaust gas emissions. This is an important part of the MOT and service requirements on all cars today.
The catalytic converter can be damaged if the engine is not properly tuned and excess fuel or oils enter the component. If your catalytic converter or exhaust does become defective and requires replacing, Acton Service Centre provides top quality replacement parts at significant saving to dealer prices.
With regular servicing and FREE checks at Acton Service Centre we can keep your exhaust system legal and prevent any fumes from entering the vehicle. With our fully skilled technicians we can diagnose any current faults or any faults that may occur in the near future and cause the exhaust or the catalytic converter to become defective.
Please contact us for your requirements.