Did you know we do Remote Starts, Brakes, lighting kits and lot more?

At Lou’s Custom Exhaust of Hyannis, Plymouth, Quincy, and Westport we do more than just exhaust work We also do brake work along with brakes, lighting kits, remote starters, and other under car repairs. We give free brake inspections and our technicians find your brakes need attention we can usually fix it the same day! Here is some information about our services:

Brake Inspections. Pad, Rotor, and Calipers


The only thing better than a car that goes is a car that stops. Routine inspections keep your vehicle stopping safer, longer. How often you have to change your brakes depends on a lot of things driving conditions, rotor thickness, quality of brake pads, and more. A routine brake inspection makes certain that your braking system is safe.

Lou’s Custom Exhaust is proud to offer free brake inspections at the Hyannis, Plymouth, Quincy, and Westport locations. Our professional technicians will visually assess your brakes to determine if any service or repairs are needed.

A few signs your brakes might need service or replacement:

  • Brake pedal is low or spongy (goes to the floor when pressed)
  • Brake pedal is hard to depress (won’t go down at all)
  • Brake service warning light stays lit at all times
  • Squealing or grinding at stop

So if you are experiencing any of these symptoms please call or swing by one of our shops for a free estimate.

LED Lighting Kits

We are now installing LED lighting kits for vehicles made by HEISE.   We are installing them in all 4 shops locations; Plymouth, Quincy, Westport, and Hyannis.    Here are some links to what is available and some photos of a Jeep Wrangler we did in Plymouth.

Main Page

LED Technology

Product Testing

Remote Car Starters

We will be installing remote car starters by Fortin starting in the Spring of 2017.  We are starting at our Plymouth location and plan to bring it to all 4 shops in Plymouth, Quincy, Westport, and Hyannis.   

Fortin Electronic Systems is born from a real desire to build products and solutions that will help vehicle aftermarket electronic installers to perform easier and faster installations. Over the last decade, our dedication to innovation combined with our strong expertise in multi-level car integration drove us to deliver the most reliable and cost-effective interface and remote starter platforms on the market. Today, with the evolution of connected vehicles a new era is on the horizon and our team embraces the challenge of setting the bar in fast installations.

Here is a link to some of their kits:  Fortin Remote Starters

If you are interested in any of our services give us a call today!

Hyannis 508-771-2500
Plymouth 508-746-3500
Quincy 617-773-6500
Westport 508-646-1500

What is wrong with my brakes?

We do free brake inspections at all 4 of our locations (Hyannis, Plymouth, Quincy, and Westport). Routine inspections keep your vehicle stopping safer, longer. How often you have to change your brakes depends on a lot of things driving conditions, rotor thickness, quality of brake pads, and more. A routine brake inspection makes certain that your braking system is safe.

Our hours are Monday - Saturday from 8:30am-5:30pm.  Swing by anytime and our professional technicians will visually assess your brakes to determine if any service or repairs are needed.

A few signs your brakes might need service or replacement:

  • Brake pedal is low or spongy (goes to the floor when pressed)
  • Brake pedal is hard to depress (won’t go down at all)
  • Brake service warning light stays lit at all times
  • Squealing or grinding at stop

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please bring your vehicle in for a free brake inspection. If our technicians find your brakes need attention we can usually fix it the same day!

Hyannis 508-771-2500
Plymouth 508-746-3500
Quincy 617-773-6500
Westport 508-646-1500

Is Your Car Winter Ready?

Is your Car Ready For the Winter? 
 

 With the winter season quickly approaching the time to get your vehicle ready for the cold months will be upon us before we know it. With every vehicle there are numerous things to keep in mind when winterizing, such as your exhaust, brakes, battery, tires, cooling system, and oil. With that in mind, here's some advice on what to think about when you're getting your car ready for another season of cold. 
 
Brakes:
 
A VERY important item for the winter. If your brakes are wearing out parts of your ABS (anti-lock braking) system may not be working properly. This can cause dangerous conditions in the snow. We do free brake estimates at Lou's so we are the best place to come to find out if you need work or not. Our repair prices are highly competetive on braking systems 
 
Exhaust:
 
I know some of you are reading this and saying "What does my exhaust have to do with driving in the winter?" Normally the exhaust isn't an issue but if for some reason you get stranded out in the cold and the snow with only your car to keep you warm an exhaust leak will all of a sudden become very noticeable. You don't want to be in a bad situation and not be able to run your car for heat due to an exhaust leak so come on in to any Lou's location for a free exhaust inspection. 
 
Tires: 
 
As the only part of your car that actually touches the road, making sure that your tires are ready for the winter season is probably the first and most important thing to take into account when winterizing your vehicle. While making sure that your tires are rotated and aligned is important, checking the tread on your tires is probably the first thing that should be checked on your new and used cars. 
 
If getting your car to your local car dealership isn't a viable option, then an easy way to check the tread on your tires is to take a penny and insert it into the most worn section of your tired tread. If you are able to see Mr. Lincoln's head, then it's time to get your tires replaced, preferably before there's snow on the ground. Depending on the region you live in, then checking the tread on your tires might not be enough, and you may need snow tires to make it through the winter. Figure out which option will best suit your needs and make sure that you have everything taken care of before the first flakes of snow fall. 
 
Getting your tires checked out is easily the simplest and most important thing you can do to make sure that your care is ready for the winter season...but it's not the only thing.

At Lou's we can check your tread, check your tire pressures, rotate your tires, and check your braking system too. 
 
Cooling System: 
 
Ok, with winter on its way it seems counter-productive to be thinking of your cooling system, but your cooling system is also what houses your anti-freeze, which is very important to making it through this winter. While you should change out the anti-freeze in your car every two years, it's always a good idea to have it checked before the start of every winter. Swinging by any Lou's Custom Exhaust location is a quick way to have your anti-freeze levels checked and make sure that you won't have to worry about your car freezing up. 
 
With having your anti-freeze checked, it's not a bad idea to pour one of many anti-freezing chemicals that are designed for your fuel lines. This can help to prevent any moisture that's in your fuel line from freezing up and preventing your car from starting or damaging the fuel lines which can add up to costly repairs. 
 
Battery:
 
Make sure that your battery's terminals are clean and tight, ensuring a good connection for your electrical systems. Getting the charge checked on your battery before the bad weather hits is a good way to make sure that you won't have to have your care jumped in three feet of snow. 
 
We can clean your terminals at Lou's and get replacement batteries for you if your battery has been getting weak. 
 
Heater and Defroster:
 
Make sure that your heater and defroster work before the winter hits. Not only is this important for your own comfort inside of the car, but it's important for ensuring that you'll have good visibility through your windows. 
 
Emergency Kit:
 
If you don't already have an emergency bad weather kit in your car, now is a good time to make one. A warm blanket, jumper cables, an ice scraper, de-icer, rock salt or sand, a tire inflator, a flashlight, and a few snacks are essential parts to any snow emergency kit. If you already have one, check to make sure that everything in there is still in good shape and easily accessible. If for some reason you do have car troubles and are stranded you'll want these things to help make it until help arrives. 
 
Getting your car ready for the winter season doesn't have to take long, but not getting it done can cost you a lot of money when you have to get these things repaired in the middle of the winter season or when you're forced to buy a new car after your current vehicle is damaged beyond repair. Save yourself some time, money, and protect your safety by getting your car checked out for free at Lou’s and ready for the winter season as soon as possible. 

Hyannis    508-771-2500

Plymouth  508-746-3500

Quincy      617-773-6500

Westport   508-646-1500

Is Your Car Ready To Go Back To School?

How Can I Be Sure My Car is Ready For the School Year?


School season is back! Its time to start thinking about if your car, or your child's car, is ready for the school year before they go! But how do you know if your car is ready? Easy, bring it to us at Lou’s for a free inspection and readiness check! 
 
What is involved? 
 
With every vehicle there are numerous things to keep in mind when inspecting, such as your exhaust, brakes, battery, tires, cooling system, and oil. With that in mind, here's some advice on what to think about when you're getting your car ready for another season of cold. 
 
Brakes 
 
A VERY important item for any season and any car. If your brakes are wearing out parts of your ABS (anti-lock braking) system may not be working properly. This can cause dangerous conditions in the snow. We do free brake estimates at Lou's so we are the best place to come to find out if you need work or not. Our repair prices are highly competetive on braking systems 
 
Exhaust 
 
I know some of you are reading this and saying "What does my exhaust have to do with being safe going back to school?" Normally the exhaust isn't an issue.  However, if for some reason you get stranded out in the cold and the snow with only your car to keep you warm an exhaust leak will all of a sudden become very noticeable. You don't want to be in a bad situation and not be able to run your car for heat due to an exhaust leak so come on in to any Lou's location for a free exhaust inspection. 
 
Tires 
 
As the only part of your car that actually touches the road, making sure that your tires are good is probably the first and most important thing to take into account when inspecting your vehicle. While making sure that your tires are rotated and aligned is important, checking the tread on your tires is probably the first thing that should be checked on your new and used cars. 
 
If getting your car to your local Lou's isn't a viable option, then an easy way to check the tread on your tires is to take a penny and insert it into the most worn section of your tired tread. If you are able to see Mr. Lincoln's head, then it's time to get your tires replaced, preferably before there's snow on the ground. Depending on the region you live in, then checking the tread on your tires might not be enough, and you may need snow tires to make it through the winter. Figure out which option will best suit your needs and make sure that you have everything taken care of before the first flakes of snow fall. 
 
At Lou's we can check your tread, check your tire pressures, rotate your tires, and check your braking system too. We have local shops whom install tires if we find you should do so! 
 
Cooling System 
 
We know that with winter on its way it seems counter-productive to be thinking of your cooling system, but your cooling system is also what houses your anti-freeze, which is very important to making it through this winter. While you should change out the anti-freeze in your car every two years, it's always a good idea to have it checked before the start of every winter. Swinging by any Lou's Custom Exhaust location is a quick way to have your anti-freeze levels checked and make sure that you won't have to worry about your car freezing up. 
 
Things to check are fluid level, condition, and mixutre of water/coolant. Too much water in the water/coolant ratio could cause freezing and internal engine damage! 
 
With having your anti-freeze checked, it's not a bad idea to pour one of many anti-freezing chemicals that are designed for your fuel lines. This can help to prevent any moisture that's in your fuel line from freezing up and preventing your car from starting or damaging the fuel lines which can add up to costly repairs. 
 
Battery 
 
Make sure that your battery's terminals are clean and tight, ensuring a good connection for your electrical systems. Getting the charge checked on your battery before going off to school is a good way to make sure that you won't have to have your care jumped at the worst time. 
 
We can clean your terminals at Lou's and get replacement batteries for you if your battery has been getting weak. 
 
Heater and Defroster 
 
Make sure that your heater and defroster work before heading off to school for the winters. Not only is this important for your own comfort inside of the car, but it's important for ensuring that you'll have good visibility through your windows. 
 
Emergency Kit 
 
If you don't already have an emergency kit in your car, now is a good time to make one or buy one. A warm blanket, jumper cables, an ice scraper, de-icer, rock salt or sand, a tire inflator, a flashlight, and a few snacks are essential parts to any snow emergency kit. If you already have one, check to make sure that everything in there is still in good shape and easily accessible. If for some reason you do have car troubles and are stranded you'll want these things to help make it until help arrives.


Getting your car ready for the school season doesn't have to take long, but not getting it done can cost you a lot of money and stress when you have to get these things repaired in the middle of the winter season. Save yourself some time, money, and protect your safety by coming to one of our locations to get your car checked out and ready for the winter season as soon as possible!

Hyannis  508-771-2500
Plymouth 508-746-3500
Quincy  617-773-6500
Westport 508-646-1500

You know us for Muffler Repairs but we also do Brakes, Suspension, Tune Ups and more!

At Lou’s Muffler and Brake of Hyannis, Plymouth, Quincy, and Westport we do more than just exhaust work.  We also do brake work, tune-ups, struts, and other under car repairs. We give free work estimates, including brake inspections.  If our technicians find your car needs attention we can usually fix it the same day.

Here is some information about our brake services: 

 
Brake Fluid Flushes 
 

 
Believe it or not your brake fluid is not suppose to look like molasses! Brake fluid, like brake hardware, isn’t indestructible. Parts such as the rubber in the valves in the master cylinder, calipers and wheel cylinders deteriorate. All the little bits that flake off end up in your brake fluid. Plus the fluid itself can get old and worn out. Moisture can also get in the system which leads to rust, which leads to more particles in your brake fluid. All this adds up to a brake system with compromised stopping power. Think of it this way, you wouldn't skip changing your car's engine oil, right? It's the blood of your engine, and when it gets contaminated by impurities, you put the entire engine at risk. It's the same with brake fluid. Let it get dirty and you won't be able to stop as well. It may not seem like a big deal when you're standing at the service desk and the mechanic asks if you want him to flush your brakes, but when you're careening down that mountain road, you'll understand why it's an important part of vehicle maintenance. 
 

If you're a do it yourself type of person (which we know many people are now a days) to check your brake fluid is only a hood pop away! Color and consistency are the two major signs of deteriorating (read bad) fluid. Visually fluid should be a light golden yellow color, the darker it gets the dirtier and contaminated it has become. Also meaning the viscosity is wearing out AKA you're losing the lifeline of your brakes! Typically if you start when your vehicle is new a good interval for a brake fluid flush is every 25k-35k miles. The longer you go without flushing the fluid the more corrosion build up meaning more problems can arise. In the big picture of the things spending money now could save you thousands in the future. Not only in damage to your vehicles braking system but without brakes your vehicle becomes a weapon, putting others at risk! 

 
Brake Inspections. Pad, Rotor, Caliper, and Line Replacements 
 


 
The only thing better than a car that goes is a car that stops. Routine inspections keep your vehicle stopping safer, longer. How often you have to change your brakes depends on a lot of things driving conditions, rotor thickness, quality of brake pads, and more. A routine brake inspection makes certain that your braking system is safe. 
 

Lou’s Muffler and Brake is proud to offer free brake inspections at the Hyannis, Plymouth, Quincy, and Westport locations. Our professional technicians will visually assess your brakes to determine if any service or repairs are needed. 

 
A few signs your brakes might need service or replacement: 
 
 •Brake pedal is low or spongy (goes to the floor when pressed) 
 •Brake pedal is hard to depress (won’t go down at all) 
 •Brake service warning light stays lit at all times 
 •Squealing or grinding at stop 
 
So if you are experiencing any of these symptoms please swing by one of our shops for a free estimate

Home For Spring Break? Get That Car Looked At!!

Check That Car Over Spring Break!!!

Everyone is home from college for spring break! Its time to start thinking about if your car, or your student's car, is ready for the rest of the school year before they go back! But how do you know if your car is ready? Easy, bring it to us at Lou’s for a free inspection and readiness check! 
 
What is involved? 
 
With every vehicle there are numerous things to keep in mind when inspecting, such as your exhaust, brakes, battery, tires, cooling system, and oil. With that in mind, here's some advice on what to think about when you're getting your car ready for another season of cold. 
 
Brakes 
 
A VERY important item for any season and any car. If your brakes are wearing out parts of your ABS (anti-lock braking) system may not be working properly. This can cause dangerous conditions in the snow. We do free brake estimates at Lou's so we are the best place to come to find out if you need work or not. Our repair prices are highly competetive on braking systems 
 
Exhaust 
 
I know some of you are reading this and saying "What does my exhaust have to do with being safe going back to school?" Normally the exhaust isn't an issue.  However, if for some reason you get stranded out in the cold and the snow with only your car to keep you warm an exhaust leak will all of a sudden become very noticeable. You don't want to be in a bad situation and not be able to run your car for heat due to an exhaust leak so come on in to any Lou's location for a free exhaust inspection. 
 
Tires 
 
As the only part of your car that actually touches the road, making sure that your tires are good is probably the first and most important thing to take into account when inspecting your vehicle. While making sure that your tires are rotated and aligned is important, checking the tread on your tires is probably the first thing that should be checked on your new and used cars. 
 
If getting your car to your local Lou's isn't a viable option, then an easy way to check the tread on your tires is to take a penny and insert it into the most worn section of your tired tread. If you are able to see Mr. Lincoln's head, then it's time to get your tires replaced, preferably before there's snow on the ground. Depending on the region you live in, then checking the tread on your tires might not be enough, and you may need snow tires to make it through the winter. Figure out which option will best suit your needs and make sure that you have everything taken care of before the first flakes of snow fall. 
 
At Lou's we can check your tread, check your tire pressures, rotate your tires, and check your braking system too. We have local shops whom install tires if we find you should do so! 
 
Cooling System 
 
We know that with winter on its way it seems counter-productive to be thinking of your cooling system, but your cooling system is also what houses your anti-freeze, which is very important to making it through this winter. While you should change out the anti-freeze in your car every two years, it's always a good idea to have it checked before the start of every winter. Swinging by any Lou's Custom Exhaust location is a quick way to have your anti-freeze levels checked and make sure that you won't have to worry about your car freezing up. 
 
Things to check are fluid level, condition, and mixutre of water/coolant. Too much water in the water/coolant ratio could cause freezing and internal engine damage! 
 
With having your anti-freeze checked, it's not a bad idea to pour one of many anti-freezing chemicals that are designed for your fuel lines. This can help to prevent any moisture that's in your fuel line from freezing up and preventing your car from starting or damaging the fuel lines which can add up to costly repairs. 
 
Battery 
 
Make sure that your battery's terminals are clean and tight, ensuring a good connection for your electrical systems. Getting the charge checked on your battery before going off to school is a good way to make sure that you won't have to have your care jumped at the worst time. 
 
We can clean your terminals at Lou's and get replacement batteries for you if your battery has been getting weak. 
 
Heater and Defroster 
 
Make sure that your heater and defroster work before heading off to school for the winters. Not only is this important for your own comfort inside of the car, but it's important for ensuring that you'll have good visibility through your windows. 
 
Emergency Kit 
 
If you don't already have an emergency kit in your car, now is a good time to make one or buy one. A warm blanket, jumper cables, an ice scraper, de-icer, rock salt or sand, a tire inflator, a flashlight, and a few snacks are essential parts to any snow emergency kit. If you already have one, check to make sure that everything in there is still in good shape and easily accessible. If for some reason you do have car troubles and are stranded you'll want these things to help make it until help arrives.


Getting your car ready for the school season doesn't have to take long, but not getting it done can cost you a lot of money and stress when you have to get these things repaired in the middle of the winter season. Save yourself some time, money, and protect your safety by coming to one of our locations to get your car checked out and ready for the winter season as soon as possible!