Car and Van Exhausts for Fleet at ATS Euromaster

For any fleet, exhaust emissions are a potential worry, least of all because smoky exhausts that don’t meet emissions regulations are a common cause of MOT failures. Keeping your business vehicles running clean and efficiently is an absolute priority and can save you money and hassle in the long run.

At ATS Euromaster we will only ever replace or repair an exhaust system that is damaged so you can enjoy genuine, non-biased advice from our technicians whenever you visit us in centre.

- Exhausts & catalytic converters supplied and fitted for virtually all makes of car & van
- All exhaust pipes covered with a 3 year guarantee (All catalytic converters or diesel particulate filters come with a 2 year or 20,000 miles warranty whichever is sooner)
- Free exhaust inspections

The condition of your vehicles’ exhaust systems can have a heavy impact on their emissions, which are tested as part of your annual MOT test. Find out more about MOT testing for Car & Van fleets.

Signs of exhaust damage

There are a number of signs that a vehicle’s exhaust system could need changing. These include (but are not limited to):

Excessive smoke coming from the exhaust pipe

Smoke coming from the rear of a vehicle can be down to a number of different issues, however the exhaust pipe is often a good place to start looking.

More noise than usual coming from the exhaust

If you or your drivers are noticing more than the usual road noise coming from a vehicle in your fleet then it could be caused by a hole in the exhaust. Exhaust systems include a silencer to reduce the noise from the engine. If this gets damaged, you may well notice a more harsh sound from the vehicle.

Knocking or rattling coming from the rear of the car when driving

Depending on how the exhaust system is damaged, it may cause a knock or rattling noise in the car when it is driving. As the exhaust extends from the engine all the way through to the rear of the car, knocking or rattling noises can come from a number of sources.

Sometimes the source of these noises can be as a result of a loose bracket supporting the pipe. Once one of these has come loose it becomes easy for the pipe to vibrate against the underside of the car, or to knock as the car turns and shifts its weight.

Issues caused by exhaust damage

If your exhaust pipe or catalytic converter becomes damaged, it increases the amount of harmful emissions released into the air. For that reason your fleet vehicles’ emissions are regulated and tested as part of your annual MOT test. 

What causes exhaust damage?

Your vehicles’ exhausts can become damaged in any number of ways, from physical impacts to rust and damage that naturally occurs with age. Push starting a vehicle has the potential to damage its exhaust system in a similar way to having an engine misfire as it sends extra fuel into the catalyst, which can cause damage to the system. Driving through deep water can also damage the exhaust’s catalytic converter as the sudden cooling of an otherwise hot part can cause irreparable damage.

Commonly, exhaust systems can sustain damage from speed bumps; when a car ‘bottoms out’, the exhaust or the catalytic converter are usually the first point of contact and as such this can be an issue on lower vehicles, or vehicles with failing shock absorbers that do not adequately protect the vehicle chassis when going over bumps.