Telltale Signs of Exhaust Leaks

You don't want to be driving around with a blocked or rusted out exhaust pipe. While the issue may be minor when it first develops, it could lead to serious secondary problems if it isn't resolved in a timely manner. One sign that your exhaust is leaking is a hissing sound when the car runs.

This could be a sign that pressure has built up and is having trouble escaping through the tailpipe. You may also smell or see burned spark plug wires or melted paint near the engine. There may also be leaks that originate within the engine and make their way to the tailpipe.

If exhaust cannot escape, there could be a buildup of water vapor or other condensation around the tailpipe. This is why rust forms on this component, and it is a sign that your car should be serviced immediately.

 

 

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