Hares Servicing and Repairs Ltd – Exhaust system repairs and replacements

Exhaust services available in West Sussex

Exhaust repairs and replacements available in Littlehampton

At Hares Servicing and Repairs Ltd, we aim to provide all kinds of exhaust repairs and replacements for our customers throughout East Preston. The exhaust system is one of the most important parts of your vehicle as it’s always in use when your vehicle’s engine is running. The exhaust system is usually made up of four main components which include the manifold, front downpipe, the centre section, and the rear silencer box. Exhaust systems are tested during your vehicle’s MOT test - but defective exhausts can cause the vehicle to fail its MOT test.

What is a catalytic converter and how long do they last for?

Catalytic converters have been part of modern vehicle designs since 1993. Exhaust systems in modern vehicles are fitted with catalytic converters to reduce harmful emissions such as fuel hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere. The catalytic converter is able to turn the hot fuel combustion gases from the vehicle into water vapour - which creates less harmful gases including nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide.

Catalytic converters can last for up to 10 years, however, it will vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on its mileage and engine tune. On average, 50,000 miles on a vehicle is a good way to anticipate when to change a catalytic converter. Most vehicle owners will have to replace the catalytic converter once during the life of their vehicle. If the catalytic converter fails earlier than anticipated it is vital to find out the reason why before it's replaced. Doing this will prevent it from happening again when a new one is fitted.

You can book your exhaust service at anytime online or by calling us - we’re open six days a week from Monday to Saturday.

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