How to repair your exhaust at home

If your exhaust has a small hole or crack, you might think that you need to replace the whole thing. But before you rush to a garage, there’s an easier and cheaper option when it comes to exhaust repair.

What are the signs that your exhaust may need repairing?

Here are some of the common symptoms of a faulty exhaust pipe:

  • Loud engine noise
  • Your car fails its emissions test
  • Headaches and dizziness while driving

What are the consequences of a faulty exhaust pipe?

The most obvious (and annoying) consequence of a faulty exhaust is your car failing its MOT.

For an exhaust system to be given the all-clear by MOT testers, it must:

  • be free from serious leaks and corrosion
  • be securely fixed to the vehicle
  • have the right number of silencers for the make and model

How can you repair your exhaust at home?

Getting a crack or small hole in your exhaust repaired professionally can be expensive and time-consuming. You can save yourself both time and money by fixing it at home, using the Holts Gun Gum exhaust repair products. Gun Gum products are easy to use, trusted by professional mechanics and will guarantee that your repaired exhaust meets MOT standards.

How do the Gun Gum exhaust repair products work?

Holes can develop on different parts of your exhaust, so the Gun Gum range contains products that can fix any area. The company has developed a variety of bandages for different parts of the exhaust system, for example ends or bends. When you use these with the Gun Gum exhaust paste it creates a permanent, gas tight seal that will fix the problems ahead of your MOT – and cost a lot less than a replacement exhaust.

With this method, you don’t need any special tools and you don’t need to take the exhaust apart. All you need is the ultimate exhaust repair kit: the Gun Gum Exhaust System Repair Paste and the right bandage.

What Gun Gum product should you use?

It’s important to use the right bandage with the paste, so we’ve made it easy for you to pick the right products based on the dimensions of your exhaust pipe and where the crack or hole is. Just have a look at the table below.

How do you apply a Gun Gum product?

Follow the steps below to apply your chosen Gun Gum products:

  • Step 1: Wait for your car to cool down and then locate the hole or crack. Clear any debris from the area.
  • Step 2: Wearing protective gloves, apply a thin layer of Gun Gum Exhaust System Repair Paste to the damaged area with the included spatula.
  • Step 3: Fit the correct bandage, following the instructions on the packaging. Seal it with more paste.
  • Step 4: Wait for the paste to dry overnight. You can also speed up the drying process by running the engine.

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