There are many components within your vehicle that are designed specifically to hold other components in place. These fixtures serve very important functions, especially when you consider that in many cases certain components cannot come into contact with one another, let alone with other pieces of the system in which they operate.
To that end, the muffler brackets in your vehicle help to link different components. Your muffler is part of your exhaust system which runs along the underbelly of your vehicle. The muffler itself is, as the name suggests, designed to muffle the noise that comes from your exhaust system. The muffler brackets help to hold all of these pieces in place so that everything can function properly. Unfortunately, due to damage or regular wear and tear, the muffler brackets in your car might need to be fixed at some point.
Signs of a Bad Muffler Bracket
If you have a bad muffler bracket, you will hear noises that you have probably never heard before. It might sound like a bell is being dragged along underneath your vehicle or that you are continually knocking into something as you drive over speed bumps. If you are hearing odd knocking or ringing noises coming from under your car, your muffler bracket may be to blame.
Replacing a Bad Muffler Bracket
Replacing a bad muffler bracket is not one of the most complicated processes compared to other parts of your vehicle. However, it still requires a great deal of strength and it can be very awkward to try and do it at home if you don’t have a proper automotive lift.
When you bring your vehicle in to have your muffler brackets replaced, we will jack up your car and place it up on a stand. Working underneath the car is one of the most dangerous things you can do at home, which is why having one of our professional mechanics lend a hand is in your best interests.
We will locate the broken brackets. It is in your best interest to replace all of them even if only one is malfunctioning so that they can wear out evenly. If one has worn out and is bad, it is likely that the others are well on their way. If you only replace the one that is bad, the others will take an unnecessary load, which can cause extra stress and expedite how quickly they also break down. We will safely remove them with the right tools and then put in the replacements again with the right tools. Before we give the car back to you, we will of course test everything to make sure that your muffler is held in place properly so that you can get back on the road.
Avoid Doing It Yourself
Many people might want to learn the ins-and-outs of their car so that they can fix minor issues at home. While this is great in simpler cases, trying to replace muffler brackets on your own is not the safest decision for many reasons. First, as with any attempt to fix something yourself, if you don’t truly understand everything about how interconnected the system is, you could cause damage to your vehicle and make things much worse.
Secondly, without the right tools or equipment you might misdiagnose the issue. The issue might not be a bad muffler bracket, meaning you’ll put in all the work to replace the muffler bracket only to have the problem continue. Finally, without the expertise of a qualified auto technician, you could injure yourself, especially if you were to get your hand caught between pieces of equipment or have something fall on you.
Call Our Professionals
That said, our team of service technicians at Geneva Foreign & Sports are trained to work with all high end vehicles of any make or model. Each team member brings years of professional training and hands-on experience so that your car is always in good hands. When you have problems with any issues, large or small, or just want regular maintenance, give us a call.
We are convenient to Geneva, Rochester, Syracuse, and Ithaca, NY. Contact us today to set up an appointment to bring your car in for fast and reliable service.