Depending on the vehicle you drive, the normal noise coming from the exhaust system may or may not be that noticeable. If you have aftermarket products installed, your vehicle's exhaust will be louder than that of a vehicle with stock equipment. When fit with the standard manufacturer equipment, newer vehicles have little to no noticeable sound coming from the exhaust, so if your vehicle is starting to sound like a go-kart, there is most likely a whole in your muffler.
Holes or leaks in a muffler may be caused by a number of things. The most common reasons for muffler damage include dents and whole created du to repeated contact over speed bumps or "bottoming out" and rust holes created from excessive condensation.
While mufflers themselves do contribute to the release of emissions, getting your muffler repaired is still important. A leaking muffler or other exhaust component can decrease the efficiency of your vehicle and allow gases to enter the cabin of your vehicle as well. Additionally, a loud muffler can be a constant annoyance every time you get behind the wheel.
Contact our Sherwood Ford service department today to schedule your muffler and exhaust repair and return to a quiet driving experience.