Muffler Repair In Appleton, WI

Muffler Repair in Appleton, WI

What Is a Muffler and How Does It Work?

Mufflers are responsible for muffling the loud noises your engine produces while keeping your vehicle running. Every fuel-consuming vehicle, including those from Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota, and Chrysler, contains mufflers in its vehicles. Because engines produce a lot of power, several thousand combustions and pulsations occur every minute, and without a properly functioning muffler, your car will make a lot of excess noise. A muffler is a component that is attached to your vehicle's exhaust pipe to filter out loud noises.

At first glance, a muffler looks like a simple set of pipes with holes in them. However, these tubes and chambers are tuned like a musical instrument and are designed to reflect the sound waves produced by the engine in a way that they cancel themselves out. Sound is a pressure wave formed from pulses of alternating high and low air pressure that make their way to our ears at the speed of sound. How we perceive sound depends on the sound wave frequency (which determines the pitch of the sound) and the air pressure level (which determines how loud the sound is). However, if two sound waves are out of pace with one another, they cancel each other out. This concept is called “constructive interference.” When one wave is at its maximum pressure and another is at its minimum pressure, they won't produce any sound at all when these waves hit your eardrums. 

How Do I Know If My Car Needs a Muffler Repair?

The following are signs that show problems with your vehicle's muffler:

  • Backfire from the engine: Your car's muffler is part of the vehicle's exhaust system. The exhaust of the car goes through the exhaust valve inside the cylinder head, then through the exhaust headers, catalytic converter, and then in the muffler. Then, the exhaust exits from the tail pipe. 
  • Unbearable noises from the exhaust system: If there is a hole inside or outside your muffler, it will not function properly, and you will hear very loud noises coming from your vehicle. If you are hearing unusual sounds from your vehicle and are in Appleton, Wisconsin or Kimberly, Wisconsin, feel free to bring your car to American Fleet & Auto Service today.
  • Condensation inside the exhaust system: When the exhaust system cools down, the moisture in the air condenses inside the exhaust system and the muffler. Overtime, the moisture sits there and slowly eats away at the exhaust pipe and the shell of the muffler. If you start noticing excess water dripping from the muffler, or no water dripping at all, this means that your muffler is starting to wear out. 

If you are in the 54914 area or nearby, you can come to American Fleet & Auto Service for all your auto repair needs. In addition to muffler repair, we also offer services in Tire Sales & Fleet Services, scheduled maintenance, and Automotive Repair. We can also supply you with custom bending and installation to create a whole new exhaust system for your vehicle. 

Your Reliable Shop for Muffler Repair

We at American Fleet & Auto Service in Appleton are experts in all things auto repair and muffler work. We've been fixing cars since 2004, and our technicians and owner Todd Lehman have decades of combined experience. We have a review score of 100 based on reviews from 165 satisfied customers.

Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:

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  • Years of Experience

To schedule an appointment with American Fleet & Auto Service in Outagamie, give us a call at 920-968-0236 or schedule an appointment online. American Fleet & Auto Service - Going the Extra Mile, So You Can Too.

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