Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

November 13, 2022

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just... More

The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

January 24, 2021

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

Exhaust Service at Gary Knurek GoodYear in Troy

July 4, 2020

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Troy residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Gary Knurek GoodYear is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computer... More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

May 12, 2019

Most Troy drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicle ... More

Exhaust Service at Gary Knurek GoodYear: Passing the Smell Test

March 24, 2019

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Troy residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Michigan folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget ... More

Troy Exhaust and Emissions Service

August 19, 2018

Many Troy residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Gary Knurek GoodYear is really a lot more comprehensive these days.For example, ... More

Gary Knurek GoodYear Service for Your Exhaust System

July 30, 2017

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... More

Gary Knurek GoodYear Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

March 28, 2017

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctors office and say, Ive got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better? Of course you wouldnt do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doc... More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Gary Knurek GoodYear

October 30, 2016

Hello Troy! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Michigan vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regu... More

Exhaust Service

December 18, 2012

Whenever we talk about exhaust service, most people normally think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Govern... More