Monthly Archives: October 2020

Catalytic Converter Theft

Catalytic Converter Theft

  <   If your car sounds louder (and we mean a LOT louder) when you start it up, chances are something is up. It may just be a piece of exhaust pipe with a newly formed hole in it or… somebody has decided to delete your vehicle’s catalytic converter for you. Catalytic converter theft is on the rise here in the state of Washington. This used to be a rarity, but theft has been increasing over the past year or two. Our shop alone has had at least one vehicle at any given time over last 4 months missing a catalytic converter. What does the catalytic converter do? The catalytic converter is a portion of the exhaust that has been filled with a brick of ceramic coated in a combination of three different elemental materials: palladium, platinum, and rhodium. Depending on the vehicle and the engineering desires of the manufacturer, any given catalytic converter will have different percentages of these precious metals. These metals are what break down the more haza ... read more

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