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The heat shielding in a vehicle protects the more delicate components within the engine from the heat produced by the running engine. It can be found along the exhaust and in the engine compartment along the firewall. Heat shields are often aluminum guards, sometimes made with ceramic or steel, designed specifically to protect your exhaust system from overheating other parts. Anything that can get dangerously hot should have heat shielding on or around it. Loose or missing heat shields can be massively problematic and quite dangerous in some situations.
If there is an issue with the heat shielding, have one of our expert mechanics look into it as soon as possible. A dragging piece of shielding under a car can be easily repaired if caught early. If any heat shielding develops a hole or becomes detached then it must be repaired or replaced. If a spot has heat shielding from the factory, that shielding should not be removed for any reason. The manufacturer has vast knowledge of where heat builds up in a vehicle and testing is done to make sure the engine and exhaust are properly shielded before the vehicle is produced.
Heat shielding is extremely important. It protects the vehicle as well as the persons inside the vehicle from damage due to overheating components and fire. Anything from melted parts causing the car to stop running to a fire under the vehicle are possible results of neglecting heat shielding. Have one of our expert mechanics look into it to resolve the problem and to avoid expensive repairs in the future.