Can a rusty Exhaust Pipe be welded?

Can I fix a broken Exhaust Pipe? Yes, sometimes the Exhaust Pipe can be welded in the areas that are rusting out.  Access how much rust is on the Exhaust Pipe, sometimes you can weld the area. The welds joining the pipes to mufflers are done with a mild steel welding wire, they are not resistant to corrosion. We all know that here in the Midwest, and other snow areas, salt is used to melt the ice, the salt corrodes your Vehicles faster then in a drier area.   

Have you ever driven next to a Vehicle that is extremely loud in the Engine area? It is louder from a cold start or acieration.

The performance of your engine is affected with a broken or rusty Exhaust. when you step on the gas you don’t accelerate as fast or have the same power.  You may also notice more fuel usage. Also, you may also notice a burning smell coming from the Engine. The heat comes up thru the broken areas in the Exhaust Pipe and since Gaskets and other parts are plastic you will smell the burnt plastic. Clear sign your Exhaust Pipe is rusting out is if you look under the car and see it actually hanging. You may also start smelling Gas in the cab of the Vehicle, pipes or tubes are rusting away and the gas is escaping into the cab. If you continue to ignore the problem you could damage your car further, also consider the gas fumes which contain Carbon Monoxide which is a safety hazard. Our mechanics can then properly diagnosis the problem. From preventive maintenance to major repairs, Ricks Auto Service at 405 W. Jefferson Blvd. Call 574-255-4724, or visit online: #ricksautoservice #mechanic #mishawaautorepair #electricalissues #AutoRepairNearMe #fuelPump #Fuel #exhaustpipe #weld


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