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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

The catalytic converter is a vital component of your vehicle's emissions system. It helps to reduce the amount of pollution that our vehicles are emitting into the atmosphere and makes our vehicles safer to operate overall. It works using a chemical catalyst which helps to convert toxic gases from the engine into less harmful ones before they leave your vehicle.  Before the catalytic converter was installed into vehicles, our cars were emitting mass amounts of pollution into the atmosphere. This change in modern vehicles has made our cars safer and less harmful to our world. If this component isn't working properly, the entire emissions system isn't doing its job. More importantly, this can affect your safety as well. You and your passengers could be breathing in harmful gases, which can be detrimental to your health.  So, how do you know if your catalytic converter is failing? Here are some of the most common symptoms that can indicate a failing catalytic conve ... read more

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