Common Problems With Catalytic Converters

The catalytic converter is one of the most critical parts of your vehicle's exhaust system. It is located between the muffler and the engine, and its primary function is to manage and transform harmful pollutants that would come from your car's exhaust into non-polluted air. It ensures that the emissions that are discharged from the muffler are considerably safer.

 

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS OF THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER?

The catalytic converter is a car part that is meant to last for as long as ten years. However, it can become clogged, overheated, damaged, and contaminated. If this were the case, it could lead to a sluggish and whiny engine. 

The most common contaminants that a catalytic converter may face are a result of leaded gasoline. Luckily, this type of gasoline is seldom used in the US. On the other hand, the catalytic converter can become contaminated by coolant leaks, combustion, a faulty head-gasket, or even engine oil. A catalytic converter can also become damaged from engine overheating. 

 

CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT

You may not know, but your catalytic converter is made of precious metals. Oddly enough, this part of the car's exhaust system is usually stolen for those metals. Some of the metals found in a converter are platinum, rhodium, and palladium. All of these metals have value and are sought after by thieves.

 

CATALYTIC CONVERTER REPAIR IN ALLSTON, MA

If you need a catalytic converter repair, please do not hesitate to bring your vehicle to Ming's Auto Repair, Inc. At our shop, we have licensed mechanics waiting to diagnose and repair cars. Give us a call at (617) 600-6076 or stop by today!

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