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Exhaust system, catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters
An exhaust system is designed to remove toxic gases from the front of the car to the rear, away from the occupants of the vehicle. At the same time, it reduces the noise levels created by the combustion process in the engine. The catalytic converter or diesel particulate filter is part of the system for reducing the toxicity of engine emissions and sooty particles.
What can go wrong?
Did you know?
Partly burned fuel will not only cost you money, it will also pollute the atmosphere.
The exhaust system is corroded from the inside by the acids formed when the fuel is burnt. The exhaust will wear out more quickly in a vehicle that does shorter journeys than it will in one doing regular motorway journeys. This is because the acids have time to collect in the system and are not blown clear as they are on a faster, longer journey.
The catalytic converter/diesel particulate filter can become blocked in a similar way if the vehicle is not serviced regularly, particularly when using fuels that contain biofuel.
This can result in poor fuel consumption, engine damage and higher levels of polluting emissions as well as expensive repair bills of up to £1000 or more for a replacement catalytic converter/diesel particulate filter. Excessive emissions can result in MOT test failure and a possible fine.
What can you do?
Have your vehicle regularly serviced, including a fuel treatment service. At any sign of poor running or additional noise have your exhaust system checked.
Why choose Benfield?
At Benfield our employees have a lot to live up to, but then they wouldn't be working for us if they didn't want to be the best. Our people take personal satisfaction not only in doing their job well, but also in working together to make Benfield even better.
All our work is carried out by trained technicians using state of the art equipment. We make it our business to know everything there is to know about the makes and models we sell and how to maintain them.
So you can expect real expertise, every time.
Enjoy a FREE exhaust check
We offer a free exhaust and catalytic converter/diesel particulate filter check, and will also give you a full written report on the condition of your vehicle's catalytic converter/diesel particulate filter.