Auto Repair Services

Exhaust System Repair

Starting your car, you hear loud noises and rattling coming from your muffler. Maybe you notice the pungent smell of exhaust. These are symptoms of an ailing exhaust system. Not only are these symptoms annoying, but they can significantly impact the efficiency of your vehicle. If you notice any of these changes, bring your vehicle to Virginia Tire & Auto today and we can give you the help you need.


What makes the exhaust system important?

The exhaust system is responsible for moving harmful fumes out of your vehicle after engine combustion. It also filters those exhaust fumes for pollution, reducing the amount of harmful compounds that are released into the atmosphere. As you drive, your car’s engine burns fuel and powers the vehicle. Once that fuel is used, it leaves exhaust gases that need to be filtered and expelled from the vehicle. These exhaust gases flow out of the engine to the catalytic converter. The catalytic converter has chemicals inside of it that convert particles of the exhaust gases to a less harmful gas. This is helpful for reducing carbon emissions, and it makes cars more environmentally friendly.

When the exhaust system functions correctly, it keeps your car safe and running efficiently. Your car has sensors built into the exhaust system which measure the fuel burn in your engine. These sensors communicate with the other components in your engine to ensure the best fuel-to-air ratio, which gives you the best fuel economy. This allows your gas mileage to stay down and your fill-ups at the gas pump to last longer.

Whether you are preparing for your biennial Virginia Emissions Inspection or are experiencing the sounds and smells of an exhaust system problem, the ASE-certified technicians at Virginia Tire & Auto are highly trained in inspecting and repairing exhaust systems.

Exhaust System Services

Visit Virginia Tire & Auto for the repair and/or replacement of:

  • Air Pumps
  • Air Temperature Sensors
  • Catalytic Converters
  • EGR Systems
  • Engine Gaskets
  • Evap Components
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Knock Sensors
  • Mass Air Flow Sensors
  • Oxygen Sensors
  • PCVs
  • Throttle Position Sensors

Why choose Virginia Tire & Auto?

There is a reason why customers continue to come back to Virginia Tire & Auto over their dealers. We provide unmatched service to customers at our 12 NoVA Virginia Tire & Auto locations and Main Street Shell in Fairfax. At each of our locations, you will find comfortable lounges, free coffee and tea, and options like loaner cars so your life does not have to stop for car care. We are committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied with our service.

Our Difference.

We’re different from other repair shops. We invest heavily in our employees, tools, and facilities to ensure that experts with the right equipment service your vehicle in a clean, friendly environment. Our technicians work hard to stay on top of repair technology and tire services. We believe in being friendly, helpful and honest with every customer who comes through our doors.

We service all major automotive brands.

We service all major automotive brands including Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Our Guarantee

We’re 100% committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied. It’s been 40 years of doing things the right way and that’s why it’s part of our culture to make sure you’re in the most friendly, comfortable, and honest environment possible. And it’s also why our warranty not only covers all our services, but will be honored at all our locations, too.

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    Before taking your vehicle for a Virginia State Inspection, we advise you to visually check the following items on your vehicle to save you time and hassle.

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    Don't ignore any sound your car is consistently making for an extended period of time. Ignoring the sound won't make it go away and usually, neglecting the issue adds additional expenses to repairs.

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