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What does an exhaust pipe do?

Exhaust pipes typically consist of several parts such as a downpipe, a central exhaust pipe and a rear exhaust pipe. Their job is to transport the exhaust gases from the manifold to the catalytic converter to eventually be cleaned and expelled from the vehicle.

What are the symptoms of a bad exhaust pipe?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your exhaust pipe:

  • Loud noises from the exhaust

  • Decreased fuel efficiency

  • Loss of power

What happens when we do an exhaust pipe replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the exhaust pipes.

  • If the exhaust system or pipes are damaged (cracked, rusted through etc.), the mechanic will replace the necessary parts.

  • They will also replace the exhaust gasket(s), if necessary.

  • Advise if other parts need to be replaced.

  • Check for any exhaust leaks and test drive the car.

Daniel, from LondonDaniel, from London

Hey Fixter, when should an exhaust pipe be replaced?

Modern car exhaust pipes are typically made from either chrome or stainless steel, and are designed to last the lifetime of the car. However, as exhaust pipes run underneath the car they are directly exposed to the elements so can easily rust or become damaged.

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Want to learn more about Fiat 124 Spider exhaust pipe replacement?

What does an exhaust pipe do?

Your car’s exhaust system is designed to transport and release the exhaust gases from the engine’s cylinders into the air and typically consists of an exhaust manifold, downpipe, exhaust pipes, an exhaust silencer and a catalytic converter. Exhaust gases are filtered out of the engine cylinders, into the manifold and then into the exhaust pipes and are fed to the catalytic converter to be cleaned.

Exhaust pipes usually consist of several parts like a downpipe, a central exhaust pipe and a rear exhaust pipe. All these parts are connected with an assortment of exhaust gaskets. The entire exhaust system is essential in the efficient and smooth running of your vehicle.

Fiat

Fiat Automobiles is the largest car manufacturer in Italy, originally established over 100 years ago in July 1899, and is a subsidiary of FCA Italy (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles).

There are around 890k Fiat cars on the road in the UK. Their popularity as a modern car supplier grew through the 1990s and peaked around the current number in the mid-2000s, where it has remained constant over the past 10 years.

As a long established and easily recognised brand, a large part of their success can be put down to their historical models and retro styling.

Attractively priced fun and funky cars

Fiat is renowned for providing unique styling associated with Italian car design, yet without the hefty sports car price tag.

The Fiat 500 is possibly one of the most easily recognised cars in the world and a true piece of iconic car culture. Despite looking virtually the same as it did at its introduction in 1957, the latest model featured over 1,800 updates to its previous version, making sure it stands its ground in a modern car buyer’s market.

Colourful cars for colourful people

When you visit Fiat’s website, you’ll be presented with bright, punchy colours and slogans, suggesting a younger feel and a driving culture based around a carefree life in the now. Riding the on-going success of the 500 and their strength in the city car market, Fiat has added the 500L and 500X to their current range; mini SUV and MPV offerings that build on the styling and popularity of the 500. And why wouldn’t they? It’s a smart way to break into new markets with a trusted and recognisable brand.

How often should an exhaust pipe need replacing?

In modern cars with high-quality parts, the exhaust pipes should last the lifetime of the car. However, older cars or those with cheaper parts may need to have the exhaust system inspected and looked at every 5-10 years.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

There are strict regulations regarding exhaust systems and car emissions. A car's exhaust system, including the manifold and pipe, cannot have any serious leaks, corrosion or cracks. An annual MOT tests both the exhaust system for leaks and deterioration and the emissions coming from the exhaust system.

What happens when we do an exhaust pipe replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the exhaust pipes.

  • If the exhaust system or pipes are damaged (cracked, rusted through etc.), the mechanic will replace the necessary parts.

  • They will also replace the exhaust gasket(s), if necessary.

  • Advise if other parts need to be replaced.

  • Check for any exhaust leaks and test drive the car.

What causes an exhaust pipe to break?

Exhaust pipes run underneath the car, therefore they are constantly exposed to the elements so are more prone to wear. In damp conditions older exhausts can rust or become corroded and sometimes pipes can be damaged when driving, for example when driving too quickly over speed bumps.

When should an exhaust pipe be replaced?

Modern exhaust systems are designed to last the lifetime of a vehicle. The exhaust pipes are typically made from either chrome or stainless steel so can withstand wear, rust and corrosion. On older cars or those with cheaper parts the exhaust pipes will last between 5-10 years. This being said, because exhaust pipes run underneath the car they are directly exposed to the elements so can easily rust or become damaged.

What are the symptoms of a bad exhaust pipe?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • Loud noises from the exhaust

  • Decreased fuel efficiency

  • Loss of power

  • Rusted or loose exhaust pipes

  • Burning smell from the engine bay

  • Gas smell inside the car

How often should you replace your exhaust pipe?

In modern cars with high-quality parts, the exhaust pipes should last the lifetime of the car. However, older cars or those with cheaper parts may need to have the exhaust system inspected and looked at every 5-10 years.

What happens when we do an exhaust pipe replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics wil

  • Inspect the exhaust pipes.

  • If the exhaust system or pipes are damaged (cracked, rusted through etc.), the mechanic will replace the necessary parts.

  • They will also replace the exhaust gasket(s), if necessary.

  • Advise if other parts need to be replaced.

  • Check for any exhaust leaks and test drive the car.

Can you drive with a broken exhaust pipe?

We do not recommend driving when any part of your exhaust is broken. While you can still technically drive, it's neither safe nor legal and poses a number of issues when you're out on the road. Whether your exhaust pipes are cracked, rusted, hanging off or have fallen off completely, it's an important part of your vehicle which needs your immediate attention.

Not only could your car be emitting harmful gases as you drive, it could also be running at a decreased fuel efficiency, which may be costing you more money.

What happens if you don't change a broken exhaust pipe?

If you put off an exhaust pipe replacement, your car could be emitting harmful emissions as you drive which could breach the legal limit. Issues with your exhaust could also affect the performance of your car, such as decreased fuel efficiency and poor performance and acceleration.

Common questions about booking at Fixter

Common questions about booking at Fixter

Who is going to drive my car?

All of our drivers are fully insured and your vehicle is always protected.

We put our drivers through rigorous vetting and training before they are able to drive your vehicle. All of our drivers must have at least 3 years of driving experience, hold a clean driver's licence, be over the age of 21, capable of driving both manual and automatic vehicles and pass a criminal background check.

Your vehicle will be assigned to a driver who is responsible for collecting it from your home, delivering it to the garage and returning your vehicle once all work is completed.

Sometimes we might coordinate with a garage for them to send their own driver to collect your vehicle. In this instance, you are protected as you would be if it was a Fixter driver. 

What garage will my car go to?

One of our in-house mechanics will factor in the make and model of your car, as well as the work that needs doing. They will then allocate your booking to the most appropriate Fixter garage in your area, and we’ll email you to confirm.

Here’s why only 1 in 20 garages pass our selection criteria:

  • We only choose garages registered as a Limited Company, with a minimum of 3 years of trading.

  • We assess each garage's various established affiliations (e.g. Bosch / Unipart / Garage).

  • We perform an online audit: Fixter only selects garages with at least a 4 star customer rating.

  • We make sure to visit each garage in person. Our in-house mechanics evaluate the quality of equipment, staff qualifications, capacity, and technical capabilities of selected servicing centres. Fixter only works with garages which strictly use manufacturer-equivalent parts.

  • After all requirements are fulfilled, we negotiate preferential terms with each selected (including parts, labour, oil, and MOT test rates), so we can pass it along to our customers.

What parts will be used?

All parts used in repairs and services carried out by Fixter are either manufacturer parts or equivalent. This guarantees that only the best quality parts are used in your vehicle. We offer a 12-month warranty, meaning that should anything should go wrong with the parts or labour we’ll take care of it, free of charge. 

How and when do I pay?

We take your card details when you book online, but nothing is charged to your card until all the work has been approved by our in-house experts, and satisfactorily completed.

No extra work will be carried out without your consent. If additional work is required, one of our in-house experts will call you to walk through any diagnostic reports, recommendations or additional quotes from the mechanic working on your car. We check every quote to make sure the work is required and has been fairly priced.

Note: If you need to update your payment details to pay for your booking, the team will send you a secure link to add the new card details.

How does the money back guarantee work?

If your car fails its MOT at one of our garages, but you believe that your car should have passed, you'll have the option to take your car to another garage to do a new MOT test. If your vehicle passes the MOT at another garage, we’ll refund you for the original MOT test that you carried out with us. Collection and delivery fees are non-refundable.

How does the Fixter 12-month warranty work?

All Fixter bookings are covered by a 12-month warranty on parts and labour.

If there’s a problem (with either parts or labour) up to 12 months after your booking date, we’ll sort it out for you, completely free of charge.

Just email support@fixter.co.uk or call our team on 0330 808 9527 and we’ll take care of it.

Note: this doesn't apply to an air con regas as leaks can occur at any time.

Can I cancel my booking?

We understand that things change.

If you need to cancel or change your booking, please let us know asap. Our agents spend time finding you a top-rated garage, which is then booked to take care of your vehicle. In many cases, parts are ordered in advance. As a result, we operate a 72-hour cancellation policy. If you have a confirmed booking with us and need to cancel within 72 hours of the appointment, a cancellation fee of £20 may be applied.

We want to avoid that so our agents will work with you to try and find a new appointment instead. To discuss changing or cancelling a booking, please email or phone on 0330 808 9527.

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