Your muffler is part of you exhaust system. Problems may result from a loose bracket or an rubber connector which can allow a muffler to rattle when you accelerate or drive on bumpy roads, or even when the car is idling.
A loose muffler can allow excessive movement and may increase the stress on other parts, so it can become more than an annoying noise if left unattended. If the muffler is hanging, there’s also a risk that it could fall off by hitting a bump or pothole.
Modern exhaust systems are usually made of aluminized steel or stainless steel, but that doesn’t mean they or the parts that hold the exhaust components in place last forever. Many factors can all cause rust in the exhaust system, such as:
• extreme heat
• road debris
• road salt
• father time
• moisture can all cause rust in the exhaust system.
A muffler rattle might be fixed simply by tightening a couple of bolts or replacing a broken hanger, the corrosion might be bad enough on the muffler or neighboring parts that they will have to be replaced. Keep in mind that baffles or other components inside of mufflers can come loose and cause internal rattles. Let the technicians at Peekskill Shell Auto Repair and Tires diagnose the problem and provide a solution to fix the problem.