DRIVERS have been fined up to £50 for having a noisy vehicle.
Motorists can be hit with a fixed penalty notice if their emissions exceed 74 decibels.
The police force searched for noisy engines with sound monitoring equipment.
A common reason for a loud exhaust pipe is also a leak, which usually happens when the exhaust is too old.
It is also possible that the exhaust pipe is too strong.
The best way to avoid detection is do not modify your car with a larger exhaust.
Also look for any holes that are causing the leak. If there is a small hole, use heat-resistant epoxy to seal it.
If there is more than one hole or one large hole, consider buying a new silencer or a cheaper muffler cement.
The exhaust system sometimes just needs to be cleaned for quieter operation.
Older cars may sound louder due to excessive rusting of the silencer.
Scraping and completely removing the rust can help smooth it out.
Investing in a silencer can also silence loud noises. It may not smooth the exhaust as much as other solutions, but it has been noted for its rationality and simplicity.
Tuning the engine is another way to create a smoother sound.
Low oil levels sometimes cause car engines to hum while worn clutches or poor bearings can add mass.
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