The Best Charlotte Exhaust System & Muffler Repair Services
At Leo's Auto Care we know some drivers like a quiet exhaust system while others prefer a "the louder the better" approach. Either way, an unusual rattle when your car is running is a signal that it is time for an immediate inspection of your exhaust system.
Exhaust manifolds are frequently formed of cast iron. The cast iron construction of your manifold keeps exhaust from being cleared as efficiently as possible. Headers solve this problem as they are made of individual steel tubes that connect to each cylinder. Header tubes all connect to a single collector pipe. The tubes have a smooth interior that keeps gases flowing evenly to prevent engine back-pressure. If you want the performance of a header but the sound is a problem, talk to our mechanics at Leo's Auto Care about an electric exhaust cutout. They are simple to install and allow you to open your exhaust without crawling under your car.
Get The Look Of Custom Exhaust Tubing & Tips
Straight, U, J, and S exhaust tubing are made with a smooth stainless steel or mild steel aluminized metal interior for maximum exhaust flow. At Leo's Auto Care exhaust tubing can be configured for a custom exhaust system. Stainless steel exhaust tubing looks sharp and adds longevity to your exhaust system. Complete the look with stylish exhaust tips. Nothing finishes an exhaust pipe better than the crisp clean appearance of a polished stainless steel exhaust pipe tip.
High-Performance Header Upgrades
While exhaust manifolds and headers play a similar role, at Leo's Auto Care we know they are miles apart on performance. Headers are upgrade parts designed for performance applications, while exhaust manifolds come standard. Both move exhaust away from the cylinder head to the exhaust pipe. Most noticeably, headers and its companion gaskets and wider exhaust pipe are much louder than a traditional manifold. But more importantly, the header improves exhaust system performance.
Loud Exhaust and Muffler Services
X-pipe and H-pipes synchronize the balance of the exhaust pulses from each cylinder based on firing order to increase efficiency. Many high-performance car owners like the deeper rumbling sound of H-pipes. If you own a street rod, Lake Pipes and Side Pipes route exhaust along or beside the bottom of your car body offering both increased performance, vintage look, and an aggressive sound. When it comes to trucks and diesel, consider smoke stack exhaust pipes to improve engine efficiency, pulling power and performance.
Quiet Exhaust and Muffler Services
Come to Leo's Auto Care and keep your exhaust system running smoothly. At Leo's Auto Care we know you count on your exhaust system and muffler to reduce noise and normalize your engine's back-pressure. When your exhaust system is faulty it can be very loud, but more importantly, it can impact your engine performance. Whatever the problem, we can repair it and get you back on the road quickly. Come by Leo's Auto Care today at 8911 Nations Ford Road.
- Catalytic Converter Replacement: Your catalytic converter is the most expensive part of your exhaust system. When your catalytic converter begins to fail, you will hear a very loud rattling noise or your "check engine light" will begin to flash. Come by Leo's Auto Care at 8911 Nations Ford Road and we will diagnose the problem right away.
- O2 Sensor Replacement: Ask any mechanic at Leo's Auto Care and they will tell you to have your O2 sensor inspected regularly. Oxygen sensors work in conjunction with your catalytic converter to monitor the amount of oxygen in your car's exhaust system. Your O2 sensor determines if your air to fuel ratio is balanced in real-time as you accelerate or idle. It helps your engine controller adjust the flow of fuel to maintain optimum oxygen to fuel mixture.
We love the team at Leo's Auto Care! I was initially drawn to Leo's because of their amazing google reviews and felt confident that they would take great care of my car. Since I began working with them a year ago, I've had a number of times that I've brought my car in for repairs and maintenance. Joaquin and Leo always answer my questions thoroughly and keep me in the loop on the status of my car. They truly treat every customer as if they're part of the family and are good, honest, hardworking people. I feel honored to be a part of the Leo's family and recommend this place to everyone I know. If you're looking for a reliable garage in the Charlotte area, I would highly recommend giving this place a chance. They are the best in the business!
Elizabeth Norris, 01/21/2023
5 GLOWING STARS! Best auto care in Charlotte. Hands down. If you're looking for a reliable place, go here. Not only is Leo's honest, they really know their stuff. Guys, I will never take my car anywhere else. Over the past year or so, Juan and his team have taken exceptional care of me and my fiancé. I have never felt like I was being lied to, upsold to, or deceived in any way. And being a woman who usually gets taken advantage of at auto shops, honesty is most important to me. My most recent experience here absolutely blew me away! My car had several complicated oil leaks and Juan went over every single thing about it in detail with me- telling me the pros and cons of whether to get it fixed. In the end we decided it best to let the car go- and he could have easily swayed me the other way to make money- but he didn't! He left it up to the customer which is how it should be. Just OUTSTANDING service and very kind people. I will happily give them my business for the rest of my time in Charlotte. I finally found my auto care place!!
Sarah Twilling, 12/31/2022
Leo's was fast and did a good job on my brakes and rotors, a little pricey but great service/great work.
Veronica Brown, 12/30/2022