Honda Accord Mufflers

Written by Charles Peacock
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If you own a Honda Accord that is more than a few years old, you've probably been faced with a few minor repair issues. Honda Accords are famous for their amazing reliability, but any car that gets a lot of use is going to degrade slightly over the years. The good news is that Hondas are relatively cheap to repair, particularly when those repairs are common things like mufflers and brakes.

Why Did Your Muffler Go Bad?

If you're having muffler problems with your Accord, you're probably really hearing it. Even a tiny hole in a muffler can amplify the sound of your exhaust by an incredible degree. For your sake and for those around you, it's best to get this kind of problem fixed as quickly as possible. But before you buy a new muffler, you may be wondering what happened to yours in the first place.

There are two major reasons why the muffler on your Accord may have gone bad. The first and most common reason is corrosion. If you live in an area that receives a lot of snow and rain, the undercarriage of your car is constantly being exposed to water and chemicals that promote rust on weaker parts like your muffler. Salt (from snow removal) in particular can eat through the thin metal on a muffler very quickly.

Another common reason for a bad muffler is physical damage. Because of the location of your car's muffler, it is exposed to things like flying rocks and pot holes. Regular driving can put you in situations where something might fly up and crack through the bottom of your muffler, rendering it essentially useless. Fortunately, replacing a muffler on an Accord can be pretty cheap and easy to do.

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