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Your exhaust system can make your car louder.

If you're finding yourself turning up your radio to drown out a loud sound from your muffler, it's time to get to the mechanic.  Having your exhaust system repaired before it gets too loud is going to save you money in the long run.

Catalytic Converter
If you notice your car making a sound like someone shaking a box of rocks, when your car is idling, you may have a missing catalytic converter. Sadly, the catalytic converter is prone to theft by thieves, as it is one of the most expensive exhaust system parts. If the problem is your catalytic converter, you'll notice a loud sound and diminished performance immediately when you start your vehicle.

Exhaust Leak
If you notice a loss of power or new vibration in your steering wheel, car seat, or foot pedals, your exhaust system needs to be checked. Depending on the size of the leak, you may or may not be able to hear a rumbling sound. Exhaust leaks or disconnected exhaust components also signal your engine is not running optimally.

Increased Fuel Use
If you're finding that you need to fill up your gas tank more frequently than usual, have a professional take a look at your exhaust system. Like vibrations, increased fuel use signals an issue with your vehicle. When your exhaust system leaks, your engine works harder, requiring more gas.

It is always a good idea to have your car checked as soon as you detect a problem. Click here to get a free estimate from Accurso Auto Repair. 

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Finally heading out on a road trip? Get your vehicle checked first!

Finally heading out on a road trip? Get your vehicle checked first!

The days of the pandemic are finally on the mend. Now we can take our masks off and breathe a sigh of relief and take that road trip we were planning last Summer. Taking a road trip with the whole gang is a staple in some families, and it has probably been a while since most family members have seen each other face to face. Before you set off on this adventure, making a checklist is probably one of the most important things to do. At the very top of your list shouldn't be to bring extra underwear or an extra toothbrush; nope, it should be to make sure your vehicle can handle the drive!

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What's That Noise and What Does it Mean?

What's That Noise and What Does it Mean?

Hearing a funny sound coming from your vehicle is never a good thing. Cars can make different noises from time to time. A squealing when you stop usually means your brake pads need to be inspected. 

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What's coming with the Apple Car?

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The Apple Car has been in speculation for years now. Everyone has always wondered when the billion-dollar company would be manufacturing cars. And now, that might actually be happening.

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