Exhaust System Repair, Exhaust Servicing and Catalytic Conversions in Belfast

The exhaust system is one of the most hard working components on your vehicle. It is constantly in use whilst the engine is running. An exhaust system on most vehicles usually comprises of four sections:

  • Manifold
  • Front Downpipe
  • Centre Section
  • Rear silencer box

Also on all vehicles registered after 1993 a
catalytic converter is fitted. The most common
section to become defective is the rear silencer
as moisture gathers inside the box and attacks
the metal. Corrosion from the inside results in
hole, which causes the exhaust to blow. A
defective exhaust will mean the vehicle fails the
MOT test. It also causes excessive noise; thereby
rendering the vehicle illegal which could lead to
a fixed penalty fine. An unchecked exhaust may
also result in fumes entering the car, which can
lead to headaches, sickness and drowsiness.

Catalytic Converters

Catalytic converters are now fitted to all cars to remove harmful pollution from the exhaust gases. This expensive and high-tech component fits in the exhaust system and looks on the outside like a typical silencer box.

The catalytic converter is an integral part of the engine performance system and sensors control the gases entering and leaving the catalytic converter are controlled by the engine management system.

The catalytic converter effectiveness is measured by testing the exhaust gas emissions. This is an important part of the MOT and service requirements on all cars today.

The catalytic converter can be damaged if the engine is not properly tuned and excess fuel or oils enter the component. If your catalytic converter or exhaust does become defective and requires replacing, RCS Motors provides top quality replacement parts at significant saving to dealer prices.

With regular servicing and FREE checks at RCS Motors we can keep your exhaust system legal and prevent any fumes from entering the vehicle. With our fully skilled mechanics we can diagnose any current faults or any faults that may occur in the near future and cause the exhaust or the catalytic converter to become defective.