All Trans Autos Ltd Car Exhaust Repair & Service
Car Exhaust Services in Colchester, Essex
Looking for a quality car exhaust service in Colchester, Essex? All Trans Auto Ltd are experienced professionals; trusted to carry out a variety of car exhaust repairs & full replacements at competitive prices on every type of vehicle.
Our expert technicians have been proudly serving the Stanway area for over four decades. We have invested heavily, and still do, in our state-of-the-art garage to ensure that we are equipped to handle all areas of exhaust service quickly, safely, and at an excellent price point.
In addition to this, our skilled mechanics are continually updated on the latest developments as part of the Bosch Car Service network, meaning no job is too big or small. Benefit from our expertise and book your vehicle in today!
What Exactly is a Car Exhaust?
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. We carry out a free visual check as part of our vehicle health check, which checks the exhaust, catalytic converter, and mountings for physical damage, leaking joints, and corrosion to see what service you require, whether it be exhaust repair, replacement or fitting.
Your car’s exhaust does a lot more than just remove spent fumes from your engine. Our car exhaust service promotes a properly functioning exhaust system which helps to control noise, improves engine performance and even aids fuel efficiency.
Our specialists check the condition of your exhaust and advise on any exhaust repairs or exhaust replacements that need to be carried out to keep your car running in peak condition.
Repairs & Replacements
Are strange rattling noises or a failed emissions test keeping you off the road?
Our expert exhaust service technicians in Colchester, Essex will conduct a fast and thorough exhaust test that’s completely free. Our quick online booking system means you can book exhaust repairs to suit your schedule.
If you do need an exhaust replacement or exhaust repair, we’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation quote upfront. We’ll never do work without asking you first.
Colchester Car Exhaust Repair FAQs
Can an exhaust blow damage my vehicle?
Yes over time it can cause decreased fuel efficiency or damage the catalytic converter or worse allow harmful fumes into your car.
Do I have to replace the whole exhaust?
No, most exhausts are split into sections. We offer free inspections, call us on 01206 576641
How do I know if I need a new exhaust?
The first sign is it will become noisy or the EML light will come on
It may fail its mot test
It will be picked up on a service
Why is water coming from my exhaust?
When the engine is cold and warming up exhaust gasses exit the combustion chamber, condensation of water and carbon dioxide can be noticed much more, and in a moment like this, you notice water dripping from your car's exhaust pipe. This is completely normal, and you don't have to take your car to a professional
How do I know when my catalytic converter needs changing?
There may be a reduction in engine performance and the EMl light may come on
Reduced fuel efficiency
My exhaust is rattling, can that be repaired?
Depending on what the rattle is depends on whether it can be repaired.
Brackets can be replaced.
Certain parts can be welded, free visual inspections are carried out
How loud can a car exhaust be?
A lot of prospective drivers and even neighbouring pedestrians can feel startled by the loud growl of a car exhaust exuding itself, with many considering it to be a nuisance. Believe it or not, there is a legal limit to how loud your car exhaust can be. Using sound measurements, the current legal noise limit for your car exhaust is exactly 74 decibels - this qualifies your vehicle for approval and modifying your vehicle to the point that the car exhaust goes louder than 74 decibels is illegal.
If ever you need more information regarding controlling the volume of your car exhaust, you always feel secure that All Trans Autos are here at your disposal. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of venerable professionals. As an accredited Bosch service, we can give you information, instructions and assessment.
How does a car exhaust system work?
The layout of your car exhaust system may vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle and the number of engine valves it has. Most car exhaust systems will operate the same way, channeling out harmful and toxic exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and nitrogen monoxide produced from the running engine. These car exhaust gases are collected from the cylinder head in the engine by an exhaust manifold. They then travel through a catalytic converter to exhume all harmful elements and convert them into inert gases. The gases are then exchanged through a silencer or muffler.
To learn more about the science behind your car exhaust, or if you are interested in getting instructions on how to properly utilise the benefits of your car exhaust from an accredited Bosch garage, don’t be afraid to get in touch with All Trans Autos. Our team of venerable professionals are ready and able to assist you in any field with instructions, information, assistance, and assessment.
What makes a car exhaust pop?
The phenomena we refer to as your exhaust letting out what most describe as a ‘popping’ or ‘banging’ noise (if it is another noise then consult your technician) is caused by a multitude of factors. Most experts, however, are usually in unison agreeing that the primary cause of this ‘popping’ noise is an excess of unburned fuel in the exhaust system. This is often attributed to the process of when the car exhaust system has excess fuel run through it leading to an increase in temperature and eventual ignition inside the car exhaust as opposed to this process happening inside the combustion chamber where it normally would be. Having a decat or a full decat exhaust system fitted can also lead to the ‘popping’ noise being exaggerated and enhanced.
If ever you are curious about the machinations of your car exhaust system, or are concerned over a distinctive ‘popping’ or ‘banging’ sound coming from your exhaust, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team of venerable technicians at All Trans Autos. As an accredited Bosch service They can provide you with all the information, instruction, and assessment that you need.
Why is white smoke coming from my car exhaust?
At All Trans Auto, we understand that seeing your car exhaust spitting out white smoke can be somewhat daunting. Rest assured, our team of technicians are fully equipped to handle such an event. Sometimes a car exhaust emitting white smoke could be something as minuscule as a build-up of steam that has been naturally caused by condensation forming within the car exhaust pipe. However, the cause of white smoke could be indicative of a more serious problem caused by an engine coolant leak. If your car exhaust is spewing a torrent and excessive amount of white smoke this could signify a head gasket failure. It never hurts to get a professional's opinion on what level of trouble your car exhaust is in.
To learn more about the science behind the phenomena of white smoke being projected by your car exhaust, or if you need reassurance and/or help from an accredited Bosch garage, don’t be afraid to get in touch with All Trans Autos. Our team of venerable professionals are ready and able to assist you in any field with instructions, information, assistance, and assessment.
How hot does a car’s exhaust get?
You may be curious about the temperature limits of your car exhaust. You may or may not be surprised to learn that your car exhaust pipe muffler temperature will usually sit at around 300 to 500 degrees celsius. However, this is not the limit, and there are also cases known where a car exhaust pipe muffler temperature can handle higher temperatures of up to 1200 degrees celsius. This proficiency for temperature is dependent on either the manufacturer of your vehicle and/or any modifications you make. Be warned, however, that reaching extreme exhaust temperatures may potentially damage the catalytic converter.
To learn more about the science of your car exhausts temperature, or if you need reassurance and/or help from an accredited Bosch garage, don’t be afraid to get in touch with All Trans Autos. Our team of venerable professionals are ready and able to assist you in any field with instructions, information, assistance, and assessment.