Exhausts | Higgins Mechanics t/a MTS

Our garage is equipped to undertake exhaust repairs and replacement, following in-depth diagnostics that will locate the cause of any trouble you might be experiencing with this vital component. In many cases, these repairs can be undertaken on a while-you-wait basis, making it quicker and easier for clients in and around the Liphook area to get back safely on the road with a fully operational vehicle. We work with high quality parts, and all work is undertaken by experienced technicians who’ll provide tailored advice at every turn.

Symptoms of Exhaust Trouble

There are a number of common symptoms that can signal it’s time to pay your local garage a visit for exhaust repair. These include:

  • A decrease in engine power
  • A loud hissing or popping noise
  • Vibrations in the vehicle
  • Unusual smells
  • Excess smoke issuing from the exhaust
  • Engine overheating
  • Check engine indicator lights up on dashboard

We also urge clients to keep an eye out for changes in fuel consumption; if you notice it’s costing more at the pumps to keep your vehicle running, you might just be dealing with a damaged or leaking exhaust. As with most issues you can experience with a vehicle, it’s crucial to address any symptoms immediately to avoid putting your safety at risk, and to prevent knock on damage to other components eventually costing a bundle to put right.

Common Exhaust Repairs We Undertake

Some of the most common exhaust repairs undertaken at Higgins Mechanics t/a MTS include the replacement of catalytic converters, mufflers, and exhaust pipes. A damaged catalytic converter can lead to reduced fuel efficiency, and can cause the vehicle to fail emissions tests e.g during an MOT. Malfunctioning mufflers can cause loud, jarring noises and vibrations while driving, which can prove unpleasant and distracting. Then there’s issues with the exhaust pipe itself, which can result in the emission of harmful fumes and even, in rare cases, lead to a fire; both significant threats to your safety.

Another common repair is replacing the oxygen sensor, which measures the amount of oxygen in the exhaust and regulates fuel efficiency. Keep in mind that regular maintenance and inspection of exhausts can help prevent more severe issues and ensure the vehicle's optimal performance. With this in mind, we urge you to check-in at our Liphook garage for regular car servicing and MOT preparation as and when required, and to book in for diagnostics if you notice any of the above symptoms.

For all things exhausts, look no further than Liphook’s time-served local specialists, Higgins Mechanics t/a MTS. Book in for diagnostics and repairs on 07552 844 400.