Volkswagen is a widely popular European brand of automobiles well-known for their reliability and efficiency. Unfortunately, they are still a machine and susceptible to problems from time to time as any other vehicle is due to wear and tear and other factors. One problem you may encounter with your Volkswagen is muffler bracket failure. Thankfully, when a broken muffler bracket is detected and remediated in a timely manner, you’ll have your beloved Volkswagen back on the road in no time. Let’s discuss the purpose of the muffler bracket, causes and signs of a broken muffler bracket, and where you can go to get help when dealing with this problem.
The purpose of the muffler bracket in your vehicle is to hold the exhaust pipe in place. It serves as a hangar for the exhaust pipe and is made from tough rubber to serve its duty in keeping your muffler and exhaust pipes in place. Due to its place underneath the vehicle, it is easily vulnerable to damage. A damaged muffler bracket can lead to many problems with your vehicle, particularly with the exhaust, and can even damage the catalytic converter. If you suspect you’ve got a damaged muffler bracket on your hands, it is imperative to get it repaired or replaced as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your vehicle and costly repair bills.
Below are the most common causes of muffler bracket failure. While it is impossible to fully protect your vehicle from damage, having an awareness of the causes can help you minimize the chance of dealing with a broken muffler bracket.
If you suspect you’re dealing with a broken muffler bracket or other issue, read on to learn the most common signs that point to a need to visit a trusted service center for this problem:
If you suspect you’re dealing with a broken muffler bracket, Dell’s Service Center can help. We’ve proudly serviced the Green Bay, Manitowoc, and Sturgeon Bay, WI areas for nearly 50 years. Our mechanics are all ASE certified and have the experience and knowledge working with the Volkswagen brand. We look forward to earning your trust and getting you and your car back on the road safely. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
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