Ulmers Auto Care

Cincinnati Muffler Service

A loud muffler or dragging tailpipe isn’t just an annoying problem. Issues with your exhaust system can increase emissions, reduce your fuel economy, and even let toxic fumes into your vehicle. Don’t ignore your muffler problems. Make an appointment with the trusted experts at Ulmer’s Auto Care Center in Cincinnati & KY.

What’s the Difference Between a Muffler and the Exhaust System?

A muffler is just one part of the exhaust system. It reduces engine noise and the evacuation of exhaust gases. Your vehicle’s exhaust system also includes the:

  • Catalytic converter
  • Exhaust valve and piston
  • Tailpipe
  • Exhaust pipe
  • Exhaust manifold

What Are Signs of a Bad Muffler?

Your vehicle may need muffler service if you notice these signs:

  • Engine misfiring or rattling
  • Unusual exhaust smell
  • Louder than usual exhaust sounds
  • Condensation from the exhaust pipe
  • Dragging or dangling tailpipe
  • Clunking from the muffler

Can I Drive My Vehicle With a Broken Muffler?

While your vehicle may still drive if you have a broken muffler, it could be leaking carbon monoxide into your car, which can cause you to have driving problems before you even notice any symptoms. Carbon monoxide is often called the “silent killer” – and that’s not something you want to risk, is it? We recommend you get your muffler checked out as soon as possible if you suspect it’s having problems.

How Often Do Mufflers Need to be Replaced?

Mufflers generally last around 40,000-60,000 miles. Heavy corrosion caused by things like road salt, potholes, and cold weather can shorten your muffler’s lifespan. Washing your car’s undercarriage regularly may help slow down corrosion and extend the life of your muffler.

Get Muffler Service in Cincinnati

Don’t trust your muffler with just anybody. Ulmer’s Auto Care Center has been serving customers in the Cincinnati area for more than 85 years, so you can count on our long history of satisfied customers.

You don’t need to count on just our history, though. We also provide a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty on repairs to give you that extra peace of mind.

With free shuttles to and from work, free loaner cars if your vehicle needs extensive service, and locations in Cincinnati, Milford, Deer Park, Florence and Southgate, we make muffler service and other repairs as hassle-free as possible. Find your nearest location now and schedule an appointment for your muffler service.

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