Our experienced team at Johnny’s Muffler & Auto Express can address any issues with catalytic converters.
When an engine operates, it can produce potentially harmful substances and chemicals that can cause damage to the environment. However, modern vehicles contain components that are designed to transform those potentially harmful substances into substances that are less harmful and concerning. This component is called a catalytic converter, and it is essential to the safe operation of a vehicle. Some of the most concerning substances emitted by engines include carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, and hydrocarbons. These substances can be converted into water vapor and carbon dioxide, which are far less concerning, through various chemical reaction processes.
Many drivers aren’t familiar with catalytic converters or the role they play in the operation of their vehicles, but a malfunctioning converter can create a number of issues. Since catalytic converters often feature precious metals that serve as the catalyst for the chemical reaction, they are quite valuable and can be targeted by thieves. Keep an eye out for any signs of tampering on your vehicle and take action immediately if you suspect that someone may have stolen this important component.
Our experienced team at Johnny’s Muffler & Auto Express can address any issues with catalytic converters. We can also repair and replace these units for drivers located throughout the Salisbury, North Carolina area. Our technicians work on all makes and models, so contact us or bring your vehicle into our shop. We’ll be happy to handle any needs that may arise with catalytic converters or any other parts or systems on your vehicle.