Welcome to Country Town Tire and Auto Service Center. We're proud to service a wide range of communities including: Taylorsville, Hickory, Wilkesboro, Lincolnton, Gastonia NC, Lenoir, Statesville, Morganton NC, Bethlehem, and many more throughout North Carolina. We specialize in premier alignments, auto repair and replacement tires. To keep your vehicle running smoothly, we feature tires from top name brands, such as: MICHELIN©, Maxxis, El Dorado, Doral and Firestone. If you have any questions, please contact us online or visit one of our locations today!

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Exhaust System

Knowledge Database - Exhaust System

Question: When do you need to replace a center exhaust system?

Answer: Technicians recommend that you have your entire exhaust system inspected every two to three years, but there are several things you can look for to determine if you should have your center exhaust section inspected. If you don’t accelerate or drive any faster when you step on your gas pedal, your catalytic converter may be clogged. You will also experience a noticeable drop in gas mileage and possible stalling. However, if your catalytic converter is completely clogged, your engine will quickly fail because of all the exhaust backpressure. A damaged muffler is fairly easy to notice; your vehicle will be much louder when driving. If you ever smell any emissions coming from your vehicle, you may have a damaged exhaust pipe causing the emissions to leak. Lastly, if your “check engine” light comes on and stays on, it is possible that your exhaust system is damaged or leaking. No matter what, it is crucial to inspect your center exhaust section periodically to check for any damage and to ensure safe driving conditions.

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Country Town Tire & Service Center

Country Town Tire & Service Center, located at 755 Eleventh Avenue Boulevard Southeast - Hickory, North Carolina 28602 provides tire services and car repair services for customers living in or near the following Hickory NC, Brookford NC, Mountain View NC, Hildebran NC, Rhodiss NC, Drexel NC, Brookford NC, Northlakes NC, St. Stephens NC, Granite Falls NC, Conover NC, Morganton NC, Lincolnton NC, Taylorsville NC and Newton NC. We carry the following tire brands: BFGoodrich®, Bridgestone, Cooper, Doral, El Dorado, Firestone, Goodyear, Kumho, Maxxis, MICHELIN®, Milestar, Sumitomo, and Westlake. We provide the following auto repairs: Tires, Wheels, Axle / CV Joint / Driveshaft Repair, Belts and Hoses, Brakes, Cooling System / Radiator, Diesel Engine Systems, Differential Repair, Electric: Electrical and Electronic Systems, Electrical: Starting / Charging / Batteries, Engine: Diagnostics and Performance, Exhaust Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Lube and Oil Change, Nitrogen Inflation, Preventive Maintenance, State Inspection, Steering and Suspension, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), Transmission and Wheels Alignment.
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