Perth Exhausts - Perth's Leading Independent Service & Repair Specialist

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Your questions answered

Here are the most commonly asked questions we are asked in relation to exhuast systems.

Do I need to repalce my whole exhaust at the same time?

That will depend on a number of factors. The complete exhaust system will have a number of pipes, silencers and convertors making up the system. If corrosion is even accross all items then they may need to ne repalced together. Sometimes sections rust together so they become almost impossible to split, again this may result in replacement

What does my exhaust system actually do?

Exhausts have four main functions. Your exhaust controls noise by deadening the engine sound. The pipes direct exhaust fumes away from the vehicle, also helps to improve the performance of the engine and finally improves fuel consumption.

What is a Lamda sensor?

The Lamda sensor measures the oxygen content of the exhaust gases and sends this information to the engine management system. Using this detail the engine can make minor adjustments to mixture and flow to ensure the maximum ammount of gas burn takes place, minimising emmisions and maximising fuel efficency.

How does the exhaust fail?

The exhaust system is under the car bodywork, where it is exposed to all weather conditions, stone chips, water, road salt etc. Eventually the exhaust system will corode, this can happen from the inside and the outside. Often, but not always, its the pipe and box joints that corrode. As this corrosion progresses then the system weakens, eventually leading to leakage of gases and noise. When this happens then that part of the system will need to be repalced.

What is the purpose of a catalytic converter?

The catalytic converter works by converting exhaust gases with harmful content into water vapour and inert harmless gases. The catalytic converter contains catalysts that contain metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium. As the exhaust gases pass over these metals then they are converted into water vapour or less harmful gasses.

Why use Alastair Reid Garages?

Member of Good Garage Scheme - customer feedback available online

Peace of mind - knowing our trained technicians have access to the latest information for your vehicle

Full range of services in Perth garage and Guildtown garage - MOT, servicing, tyres, exhausts, engineering etc.

All makes and models of vehicles serviced and repaired

The only dedicated auto electrical repair service in a Perth garage

Know your costs - no hidden charges, service costs fixed upfront

We value your business and will do everything we can to ensure you are happy with every aspect of your visit

Proven - established in Perth area for over 60 years

Understanding your needs - independent Perth garage

Delivering consistent service focused on your needs and time-scales

Quality - feel safe with our 12 months parts and labour guarantee

Consistency - we subscribe to SMTA, Motor Codes and OFT Codes of Practice

Save time - we use the latest diagnostics equipment available in the industry

Convenience - choose Perth Garage our city centre location or Guildtown, with free courtesy car

Manufacturers Warranty is protected

Save money - our fixed and repair rates save you money on main dealer prices

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Visit with Confidence

You can visit Independent Alastair Reid Garages in complete confidence, knowing you will be looked after. Not only do we guarantee all of our work (parts and labour) for 12 months, we also subscribe to codes of practice. As a Bosch appointed service centre we adhere to the OFT code of conduct for garages, in addition we are members of the Scottish Motor Trade Association, Good Garage Scheme and Motor Codes, all of which give you security in the knowledge we will take care of you and your vehicle. In the unlikely event that you wish to challenge the work that Alastair Reid Garages have undertaken, then please contact the garage directly in the first instance. Should you not be happy that this issue is resolved then you can contact Motor Codes via their website, they provide dispute resolution services on behalf of Alastair Reid Garages.