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If you need a new exhaust for your vehicle in St Helens you are in the best possible place
We fit exhausts on any type of vehicle in St Helens. As well as van and truck exhausts we also offer car exhaust fitting along with exhaust components such as catalytic converters, DPF filters and exhaust fault finding. We stock many exhaust parts on the shelf meaning a fast and effective repair seeing you back on the road in no time at all. We offer a same day exhaust fitting service in our St Helens branch stocking many exhausts systems on the shelf as well as backboxes, exhaust components and downpipes making our service a fast and effective solution to getting you back on the road.
We have been involved in fitting exhausts, catalytic converters, Downpipes and back boxes for over 10 years in St Helens. Call us direct on Call us on: 01744808586
We fit exhaust systems to many types of vehicles in the St Helens area including
- Camper Vans
The components of the exhaust system consist of:
- Exhaust manifold
- Catalytic converter
- Oxygen sensor
- Exhaust Boxes & Pipes
- Tail Pipes (normally can be seen at the back of the exhaust)
- The exhaust system is designed not only to silence the sound of the exhaust but also to neutralize the hot poisonous gases produced by the engine.
What is an exhaust manifold?
A Manifold is the beginning of your exhaust system, this is the component that connects to the engine The exhaust manifold reduces combustion noise and transfers heat downstream to promote the continued oxidation of unburned hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. The exhaust manifold thereby supplies some emissions control before the exhaust reaches the catalytic converter fitted further down the exhaust
What does the catalytic converter do?
The catalytic converter is a component of your vehicles exhaust system that is designed to create a chemical reaction of the exhaust gasses. The exhaust gasses contain carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbons. The catalytic converter contains platinum and palladium in a honeycomb structure. The exhaust gasses contact these catalysts as they pass through this structure turning the gasses into harmless carbon dioxide and water vapour. if you ever see water coming from your exhaust that is what it is. In cars with catalytic converters, lead-free gasoline must be used in order to prevent coating the catalysts with lead, rendering them ineffective. We can repair your catalytic converter on any type of vehicle
What are oxygen sensors and where do they go?
Oxygen sensors are located on your vehicles exhaust system, The oxygen sensor detects the content of oxygen in the exhaust stream. By detecting the amount of oxygen in the exhaust, the sensor tells the vehicles ECU (Electronic Control Unit) how much to vary the fuel and air ratio for a particular instant. Since the RPM, engine temperature, coolant temperature, air temperature, and other variables change constantly, the oxygen sensor is an important component to maintain optimum efficiency and performance.
About your exhaust
Your exhaust is made up of many different components. some of which are obviously more expensive then others. The exhaust back box is also a silencer box which silences the exhaust by channelling the exhaust through compartments.
We fit vehicle exhausts to any make and model of vehicle. making us your one-stop shop for your new vehicle exhaust system in St Helens. No matter what type of vehicle you drive we can help get you moving again. with us, you can drop your vehicle in for the same day exhaust fitting service that is located in St Helens which means no messing around. We stock many exhausts on the shelf at competitive prices you won't find a better same day fitting service
Same Day Exhaust Fitting In St Helens
Exhaust Repair & Replacement Service at The FastFit Centre
Your car's exhaust pipe serves a number of purposes, but it needs to be in good condition and working well for you to get the best fuel economy possible and reduce the CO2 emissions produced by your car.
When you bring your car to The FastFit Centre we can advise on and then carry out any repair or replacement needed to keep your car running at its peak.
We can carry out an exhaust check to ensure your exhaust system is of a good standard as part of our vehicle health check, which checks the exhaust, catalytic converter and mountings for physical damage, leaking joints and corrosion.
Signs of exhaust failure
Exhaust systems are prone to damage from plenty of different sources, whether they come from external knocks and bumps or from corrosion caused by the age of the vehicle. For that reason, it’s recommended to check your exhaust pipe for physical damage at least once every 10, 000 miles, or once a year- whichever comes around first.
Your car’s exhaust system may show some tell-tale signs of failure that indicate repair work or a replacement that you may notice, including:
- Excessive smoke coming from the exhaust
- Louder engine noise while driving
- A knocking or rattling sound indicating something may have come loose
- Visible holes
- A low-hanging or dragging pipe
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The effects of exhaust damage
Damage to exhaust systems can not only make running a car more uncomfortable from additional noise, smoke or worse fuel consumption, but it may make your car’s noise levels and CO2 emissions higher than the legal requirements. This could potentially be cause for an MOT test failure, as the car will not be deemed legal for road use.
Sometimes you will be able to spot visual damage to the exhaust, giving you a clear idea of any work required, however as the exhaust pipe travels across the entire length of the underside of your car, it can be difficult to know for certain without your car being placed on a hydraulic lift, as found in our centres nationwide.
Physical external damage to the exhaust is the single most common reason that an exhaust needs repair or replacement, although for older cars rust can also be a cause for concern. Knocks and bumps can damage the exhaust, sometimes these come from a speed bump or from backing on to a high curb.
Exhaust checks in-centre
Exhaust checks are part of our vehicle health check, so if you're in any doubt about your exhaust system's condition, visit us at The FastFit Centre, our technicians will be happy to offer their professional, unbiased opinion.
All our exhausts, pipes and catalytic converters come with a manufacturer's guarantee of 2 years or 20, 000 miles.
You can also book your exhaust check online by clicking the Book Your Mechanic Now tab at the top of this page.
How to find us?
If you are heading from the town centre simply follow Ecclestion street to the traffic lights and turn Left at the Nags head Building and we are located just on the right across the road from Farmfoods on Boundary Road. Our garage entrance is next to Lookers Vauxhall on Knowsley Road.
If you are coming from Prescot way its best to go straight down Prescot road until you get to the Eccleston Arms Bar & Grill follow-on to the traffic lights and turn left. carry on down past Morrisons and you will find us just on the Left we are well advertised so don't worry you won't miss us.
Or of course, you could put us into your Satnav.
230 Boundary Road
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