Exhaust Pipes

Your car exhaust system helps to route out the spent exhaust gas from the engine. Along the way the exhaust gasses may be used to drive a turbocharger and will pass through a catalytic converter to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The correct functioning of the exhaust system is very important and has a direct affect on engine performance and power.

A car exhaust system consists of several distinct parts – an exhaust manifold or an exhaust header, a front pipe, a catalyst converter, a main muffler or silencer and a tail pipe with an exhaust tip. Problems can occur at any point along the exhaust system and it is important to be aware of the signs that your exhaust may need attention.

It’s easy to joke about a funny noise coming from under the car, but an innocent-sounding rattle could be the first sign of a loose exhaust system. Failure to get the offending bracket tightened risks damaging the now-loose part of the system.

Of course, the classic “popping” sound should alert you to a hole somewhere. If caught early, this type of corrosion doesn’t have to prove too costly.


The salt and chemicals used to clear roads during winter months can play havoc with exhaust systems as it becomes lodged on the underside of your car and accelerates corrosion.  One of the simplest solutions is to ensure that the underside of your car is thoroughly hosed down after the winter.

Modern car exhaust systems can also contain a number of sensors to help regulate emissions. If they detect anything abnormal it’s common to see a warning light in the instrument display. A quick visit to Tower Garage and we will soon be able to diagnose the problem and make recommendation on repair.

If you suspect any problems with your exhaust system please contact us. Don’t always fear the worse – exhaust problems are often quick and easy to rectify.


Neglecting your car servicing schedule is definitely a false economy. The current economic climate has meant many people have had to tighten their belts, but if we skimp on car servicing we could end up paying a lot more for expensive repair work in the future.

Car servicing should be placed as a necessary expense in our household budgets and, as far as is possible, the vehicle’s service schedule should be followed on time.

When you bring your car to Tower Garage for servicing you can be sure it will be well looked after:

  • The engine oil will be changed and the air filter is either cleaned or replaced depending on the car and its requirement.
  • The headlamps, indicator lights, taillights are checked.
  • The brake fluid levels are checked, and in case of power steering the power steering fluid is checked.
  • The emissions are checked and the car,will be tuned to minimise emissions.
  • We also look at the car’s service history and may change parts that are required to be changed after a certain mileage.
  • We will check the suspension and shock absorbers and the brake system.
  • The windshield wipers and fluid in the windshield wiper bottle is topped up.

Our service will not break the bank either, and we will always discuss any big expenses with you before carrying any remedial work out. To enquire about our standard cost for your car please complete the form on the right and we will contact you with our price.