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The Best Vista Exhaust System & Muffler Repair Services

At North County Import Specialist we know some drivers like a quiet exhaust system while others prefer a "the louder the better" approach. Either way, an unusual rattle when your car is running is a signal that it is time for an immediate inspection of your exhaust system.

Quiet Exhaust and Muffler Services

Come to North County Import Specialist and keep your exhaust system running smoothly. At North County Import Specialist we know you count on your exhaust system and muffler to reduce noise and normalize your engine's back-pressure. When your exhaust system is faulty it can be very loud, but more importantly, it can impact your engine performance. Whatever the problem, we can repair it and get you back on the road quickly. Come by North County Import Specialist today at 1215 N Melrose Dr Suite A.

  • Catalytic Converter Replacement: Your catalytic converter is the most expensive part of your exhaust system. When your catalytic converter begins to fail, you will hear a very loud rattling noise or your "check engine light" will begin to flash. Come by North County Import Specialist at 1215 N Melrose Dr Suite A and we will diagnose the problem right away.
  • O2 Sensor Replacement: Ask any mechanic at North County Import Specialist and they will tell you to have your O2 sensor inspected regularly. Oxygen sensors work in conjunction with your catalytic converter to monitor the amount of oxygen in your car's exhaust system. Your O2 sensor determines if your air to fuel ratio is balanced in real-time as you accelerate or idle. It helps your engine controller adjust the flow of fuel to maintain optimum oxygen to fuel mixture.

High-Performance Header Upgrades

While exhaust manifolds and headers play a similar role, at North County Import Specialist we know they are miles apart on performance. Headers are upgrade parts designed for performance applications, while exhaust manifolds come standard. Both move exhaust away from the cylinder head to the exhaust pipe. Most noticeably, headers and its companion gaskets and wider exhaust pipe are much louder than a traditional manifold. But more importantly, the header improves exhaust system performance.

Exhaust manifolds are frequently formed of cast iron. The cast iron construction of your manifold keeps exhaust from being cleared as efficiently as possible. Headers solve this problem as they are made of individual steel tubes that connect to each cylinder. Header tubes all connect to a single collector pipe. The tubes have a smooth interior that keeps gases flowing evenly to prevent engine back-pressure. If you want the performance of a header but the sound is a problem, talk to our mechanics at North County Import Specialist about an electric exhaust cutout. They are simple to install and allow you to open your exhaust without crawling under your car.

Get The Look Of Custom Exhaust Tubing & Tips

Straight, U, J, and S exhaust tubing are made with a smooth stainless steel or mild steel aluminized metal interior for maximum exhaust flow. At North County Import Specialist exhaust tubing can be configured for a custom exhaust system. Stainless steel exhaust tubing looks sharp and adds longevity to your exhaust system. Complete the look with stylish exhaust tips. Nothing finishes an exhaust pipe better than the crisp clean appearance of a polished stainless steel exhaust pipe tip.

Loud Exhaust and Muffler Services

X-pipe and H-pipes synchronize the balance of the exhaust pulses from each cylinder based on firing order to increase efficiency. Many high-performance car owners like the deeper rumbling sound of H-pipes. If you own a street rod, Lake Pipes and Side Pipes route exhaust along or beside the bottom of your car body offering both increased performance, vintage look, and an aggressive sound. When it comes to trucks and diesel, consider smoke stack exhaust pipes to improve engine efficiency, pulling power and performance.

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Testimonials

  • Glenn and the crew did a great job in determining the cause of an electrical issue I was having with truck. The work was completed quickly and they saved me money. Thanks for all of your dedication. Keep up the good work
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  • I have been taking my Honda to Glenn for years. I trust him completely. Every issue I've ever had has been resolved entirely. Very satisfied customer! I recommended him to my family and would say the same to anyone else who owns an import!
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  • I stopped in to check prices and scheduling. Prices are very good and I scheduled appointment for the next day. Upon arrival, I was greeted immediately and my service was completed in half an hour. I am very happy with every aspect of my experience and will be returning with my other vehicle. Good service, good price and good people. All I could ask for. Thanks.
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  • Great service, excellent work and a good price. These folks can be trusted to do the right thing and I'll never go anywhere else.
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  • Just brought my daughters car in for service the other day and couldn't be happier. Great service, honest people and fair price. We will be bringing all our vehicles here. Thank you North County Import Specialist!
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  • I trust Glen with my car and cash! He's straight forward and honest about needed repairs without upselling, and his prices are fair. I always leave North County Imports with peace of mind that my car is at its best.
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  • I knew that when I met Glenn that I could trust him, not only as an honest person but a qualified mechanic. He has a wall of industry certificates to show his formal training and years of experience to complement that.
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  • I have been going to North County Import Specialists for years. It is very comforting to know that Glenn (owner) and Art are honest (no upselling) and prices are fair. I trust them completely! My family and friends have expressed much gratitude to me for telling them about this terrific business. I agree with an earlier review -- service with the highest integrity!
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  • Had a great experience at North County Import Specialists - staff was great, prices were just right and service was quick. Definitely will be back!
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  • Service with the highest integrity! I have never questioned a repair quote in all the years I have been taking my Toyota trucks to Glen and the crew. I hope they never change from what makes them stand out most, excellence in the basics!!
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  • Its hard to find an honest mechanic. But here you always know you are going to get an honest assessment and recommendation. I'm not going anywhere else. Thank you!
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  • I'm glad I found NCIS. For years I've been using the car dealership for my car's service, but no more! This was my third visit and each time Glenn and his crew did a great job. There is no pressuring to sell. Very low key, honest service.
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  • Glenn and his group are an unbelievably honest and thorough group of mechanics. I took my car to Nissan slash Infiniti in Oceanside and was told I needed Brakes in the rear and brake fluid changed. I took it to Glen who is my regular mechanic and he said the brakes in the rear we're fine and the brake fluid had been flushed and added about seven thousand miles ago. The charge for this information - $0.
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  • I tried to save money and not take Glens advice. Mistake. Ended up paying more. I love having a mechanic that I trust! He's always the one I'll take my car too.
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  • Great place to take your car. Staff is very friendly and honest! Been going here for years.
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  • I had heard good things about North County Import Specialists, so I decided to take my car there and made an appointment. Their waiting room was nice and they had my (routine) service done in no time. I felt their prices were fair and the quality of work is excellent. I look forward to using them for all my car maintenance needs.
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