Catalytic Converter Exhaust Mufflers

Catalytic Converters

When it comes to your exhaust system, the major components are the catalytic converter and the muffler. Both can fail and both are replaceable at affordable prices. There are other components like pipes, clamps and the exhaust manifold. It is more rare to have issues with the exhaust manifold or the cylinder head. Your catalytic converter is located closer to the engine and heats up rapidly. This “heating up” is actually the desired effect. It uses the properties of the internal parts which are usually palladium and platinum to convert the unburned fuel aka hydrocarbons to convert them into a less harmful mix of carbon dioxide and H2O aka water. It is the water portion which can cause corrosion. Of course other issues can also be the root cause of a catalytic converter failure. An impact with an item in the road can dent, puncture or “break” the converter. This is rare since most manufacturers are aware of the costs and have engineered its placement rather well. If your catalytic converter is an issue, we have the decades of experience, the ASE certifications and the top of the line computerized diagnostic equipment to isolate the issue and get you back on the road with trusted, affordable catalytic repairs or replacement in our local towns of Laurel, Fulton, Highland, Maple Lawn Farms & Burtonsville.

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Our car and truck mechanic shop hours are 7:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. We are convenient to several local areas like Fulton, Scaggsville, Maple Lawn Farms or Clarksville, MD. Stop in to see us for your trusted auto repair needs. Thoroughbred Auto Care, 20723 Laurel
301 317-7886

Exhaust Repairs

Exhaust repairs are usually thought of when you hear loud sounds or your vehicle fails emissions testing. We are a CERF here in North Laurel. We are close to areas like Fulton, Scaggsville, Maple Lawn Farms, Burtonsville and Clarksville. We offer several free services in these areas on most repairs like shuttle rides and our industry leading 36 months / 36,000 miles warranty that is honored at over 16,000 locations across the nation. When you are looking for a trusted mechanic, or more accurately an ASE Certified Master Technician that has the high tech computerized analysis equipment to find your catalytic, exhaust and muffler issues give us a call or schedule online. You’ll find we are the answer to all your automotive needs with clear communication to inform you of all your options. We look to build a long-term trusted relationship with you that will last for decades to come.

ASE Certified Exhaust Mechanics in Laurel 20723

Muffler Repair Laurel Fulton, Highland, Maple Lawn Farms & Burtonsville

Muffler repairs and replacement should include honest analysis and affordable services. Muffler issues are becoming less common every year with automotive manufacturers using better processes and materials. Even with that increase in engineering, mufflers can fail and with our Maryland winters brackets, bolts and clamps can rust out with the salt and other de-icing solutions used to treat the local roads around our North Laurel Auto repair shop. The sound of failing exhaust system, mufflers or pipes is often the reason that people come in for muffler repairs. As a hole develops in the system the loud sound can be heard not only from the outside of the car, truck, SUV or minivan but also the inside. This failure is also routinely found when trying to pass Maryland’s emission testing or VEIP. We can help with all these issues and you can experience an auto repair shop that puts people and safety first. We are ready to help with all your Exhaust system repairs.

Exhaust, Muffler and Catalytic Converter service areas: 20723 North Laurel, 20759 Fulton, 20777 Highland, Maple Lawn Farms, Burtonsville and all across Anne Arundel, Howard, and PG County Maryland