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Exhaust System Repair

Your exhaust system removes harmful emissions from your vehicle. These emissions are produced in your engine and can seriously pollute the environment if the system is in poor condition. If your vehicle doesn't pass its emissions test, you can't legally drive it anymore. Don't let things get that bad. Call 12th Street Auto Care Center right away when you're experiencing exhaust system troubles. Our ASE-certified technicians will fix up your vehicle and get it safely back on the road.

ASE and AAA Approved Exhaust System Repair Shop

12th Street Auto Care Center is proud to be ASE and AAA certified. That means you can trust our mechanics to inspect and repair or replace any part of your vehicle. So when you’re experiencing problems with any part of your exhaust system, or if you just want a checkup before taking your car to its next emissions test, call12th Street Auto Care Center. Our ASE-certified mechanics always provide friendly service, quick and easy exhaust system repairs, and get your vehicle up to optimum efficiency.

Exhaust system repair

Exhaust System Components

Your exhaust system has several parts that work together to keep harmful emissions out of your vehicle and surrounding environment. It also keeps the noise from all the combustions occurring in your engine from booming as you drive. Here’s a quick explanation of your exhaust system’s parts and how they work.

Exhaust Manifold

The exhaust manifold connects your engine to the exhaust system. The cylinders in the engine release gas that travels through the cylinders into the rest of the system.

Catalytic Converter

This part takes the toxic gasses released from the engine and converts them from a toxic state to a less harmful emission.


High performance vehicles have headers as part of their exhaust systems. They do the same job as an exhaust manifold, but the cylinders are larger. This means there’s less pressure building from the engine to push gasses through the rest of the system.


The muffler is designed to muffle the sounds coming from all those combustions in your engine. Without this part, your car would be extremely loud.

Tail Pipe

Your tail pipe is also known as an exhaust pipe. This is where all remaining gasses and sounds can escape your vehicle.

Common Exhaust Problems

Since your exhaust system removes toxic gas and sound, it’s important to keep all the components properly maintained. Bring your vehicle in to 12th Street Auto Care Center at least once each year to have your exhaust system inspected. Between inspections, be on the lookout for the following symptoms indicating something is wrong with your system:

  • Broken/damaged tail pipe
  • Broken/damaged muffler
  • Burning smell
  • Loud engine sounds
  • Check Engine light comes on
  • Vibrating gas pedal, steering wheel or seat

If you notice any of these symptoms, or if your vehicle is acting differently than normal, call 12th Street Auto Care Center. One of our ASE-certified technicians will help you out and offer repair options at affordable prices. Remember, when you’re having trouble with your exhaust system, stop by our local Sioux Falls, SD auto repair shop for an affordable exhaust system repair.

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