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AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Can Replace Your Catalytic Converter

Here is a 2004 Toyota Prius. Our certified car technician is replacing two catalytic convertors. The timing for replacement has a lot to do with the care and maintenance of your vehicle (think of this as a friendly reminder to maintain your engine and check your fluid levels regularly). This Prius was brought into us with an error code for catalytic convertor inefficiency.

This particular car has two catalytic converters, so our car repair tech is in the process of replacing both. As you can see in this picture there is a catalytic converter on both ends.

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In this photo you can see where the catalytic converter goes underneath the car.

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Catalytic converters are required in all vehicles by federal law. They are required to pass smog tests. There is a belief in counties where there is no smog testing that catalytic converters are optional. In fact, it is a federal law, and they must still be installed. Car owners found to have removed their catalytic converters can face up to a $10,000 fine!

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Specializes in All Types of Muffler Work

We thought we’d use this 1963 Buick Riviera as our example to go into more detail about mufflers. We noticed from some of our past posts there were some strong feelings and a few questions about mufflers, as well as the idea of AYRES removing them from cars completely.

To answer some of the questions real quick, yes it is completely safe to remove a muffler from a car. However, without a muffler the car will be much louder. This is a personal preference of the owner/driver, not AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment. Just like cars driving down the street with very loud music or base, that is the preference of the owner.

If you have any other questions about installing a new muffler or removing the muffler from your vehicle, give us a call to schedule an appointment today.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Does Custom Muffler Replacements

Ford Mustang Muffler Replacement

This Ford Mustang was brought in to remove the muffler. The owner wanted the louder rumbling sound the car makes without a muffler. AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignments certified technicians removed the muffler, replaced the pipes and kept the stock chrome exhaust tips as requested from the owner.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Can Turn the Volume Up on Your Vehicle

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The owner of this brand new 2018 Chrysler 300 is having AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment technicians remove the muffler on their car. Once the muffler is removed we will replace it with additional piping. The owner requested this change because he wanted the additional noise or “rumble” the car will now make.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment can do Complete Muffler and Tailpipe Replacement

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This 2500 Chevy Silverado came in because the owner wanted better gas mileage, better performance and most important to him a louder “rumble” sound. The certified muffler repair experts at AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment replaced the original stock muffler with a high performance muffler by Magnaflow. We also offer other brand names including Flow Master and Jones.

If you are looking for a quieter or louder vehicle, better gas mileage and performance give AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment a call to schedule an appointment for us to walk you through your options today.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)

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AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Can Help When Your Cars Get Up and Go Has Got Up and Went!

Ford Ranger catalytic converter car repair

Here is a 1996 Ford Ranger XLT our customer brought in with running concerns. While driving the car there was minimal horse power as well as an unusual noise. The technicians at Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment noted a melted catalytic converter.

The certified car repairman hoped replacing the catalytic converter would resolve the problem. The noise was gone but the lack of horse power remained. We sent the car over to Integrity Automotive as our technicians believed it could be an engine issue at this point.

At Integrity Automotive they discovered there was a vacuum leak due to a busted hose on the PVC valve. This was discovered by a simple smoke test to the system. The Ford Ranger is now fixed and on its way back to its owner in the Sacramento area.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

·         Tires

·         Brakes

·         Scans (error codes)

·         Front Ends

FREE Car Inspections

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Did you know AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment offers free car inspections?

Just some of the parts of your car AYRES mechanics check include:

  • Exhaust System Inspection (this is important to ensure there are no leaks that can flow up and into the cabin of your car)
  • Brake Inspection (Free on all standard cars and trucks, do you know how your brake pads are doing?)
  • Tire Inspection (AYRES car technician will check the tread, wear pattern, pressure and life of each of your tires)
  • Front End Inspection (Including suspension, improper suspension could cause poor tire ware and the need to replace your tires early)
  • Handling (is there a little extra give in your steering? It could be time for an adjustment)

 NOTE, please call and schedule an appointment so AYRES Muffler Break and Alignment technicians can ensure you get in and out and back on the road!

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Can Help with Most Vehicles

We know you think of AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment when you are having car issues, but did you know we work on lots of other types of vehicles besides cars and trucks?

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Here is a Caterpillar 301.8 Mini Excavator where we are replacing the muffler.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime, we always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Replaces Catalytic Converters

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This rusty pipe is the inside and outside of a catalytic converter. If you look closely at the inside you will see it consists of many small little holes, most of which are clogged with soot. The purpose of the converter is to burn off excess gas the engine does not, helping to keep emission levels down.

Catalytic converters are mandatory on all cars and trucks by law in Washoe County.

Above is a good comparison of what a new catalytic converter looks like and the difference it will make on your car and passing smog.

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime, we always offer free inspections on:

• Tires
• Brakes
• Scans (error codes)
• Front Ends

AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Can Help Make Your Car Run More Smoothly

flex-braided-coupler-muffler-AYRESThis is the new Flex Coupler for a 2004 Audi A8 L Quattro. If you look closely you will see that it is actually braided metal. The braided mesh allows a little movement without excessive wear on the joints.

In this before and after photo you can see the poor condition of the original coupler which was deteriorating.

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You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime, we always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends