Repairing your Custom Exhaust after a Rear End Collision

Being rear-ended is always an inconvenience, even if nobody gets hurt. However, if your fender bender damages your custom exhaust system in which you invested a lot of time and money, it can be even more aggravating.

Even, if your car is still good to drive, you should have your custom exhaust and muffler in Scottsdale repaired as soon as possible. Fact is: if one part of your car is damaged, the entire car is not able to perform properly.

Repairing your Custom Exhaust after a Rear End Collision

Custom exhaust systems are designed to increase the horsepower of you car by freeing up space inside your car engine, allowing the engine to vent better and exhausts and fumes to escape the combustion chamber and your car at a higher speed.

Aside from enhancing the performance of your Scottsdale car, specialty or custom exhausts, which are always aftermarket installs, can greatly improve the look of your car, essentially making it look more “badass”. This is not to say that there aren’t any custom exhausts that improve power, but still look like your run of the mill kind of exhaust system.

But because those custom exhausts are tied to the performance of your vehicle it is important that to take your car to a specialty repair shop.

At Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive, our experienced technicians have years of experience in building and repairing custom exhausts and muffler systems. We understand that even though a custom exhaust is usually made of better materials than your standard factory exhaust, there are still a multitude of issues a rear-end collision can cause your exhaust and your car.

The most likely damages to your custom exhaust after a rear-end collision are bend pipes, leaks, damaged mufflers, broken exhaust hanger, damaged seals or damage to the catalytic converter.

If your muffler is damaged you probably will hear the damage before you see it, since it will make your car roar and your family can hear you about five minutes before your pull up in the driveway. But leaks and holes can also make your exhaust system much louder, and not in a good way. A broken hanger will rattle and the exhaust could eventually fall off. This is especially unfortunate if you have invested in a performance enhancing stainless steel custom exhaust system. As those systems are designed to last for the life of your car or truck, losing them on the road is a major inconvenience.

But a damaged exhaust system from a collision could also be a chance to finally have that custom exhaust installed you always wanted. It might be smart to consider a system of aluminized steel that will last longer and deteriorate at a slower rate than your OEM exhaust parts, which are usually extremely susceptible to corrosion.

But custom performance exhaust or not, if your exhaust system has been damaged, go and get it fixed by your professional exhaust expert. It is a safety hazard for you and those around you, when fumes and exhaust cannot escape properly from your car.

Scottsdale Muffler is your partner in all things custom exhaust and muffler. As annoying as it may be, you can count on us and our affordable rates to bend your custom exhaust back into shape and restore it to its pre-collision glory. You can contact us at 480-994-4741 or visit us online at

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