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Why Is Catalytic Converter Theft an Ongoing Problem?

Why Is Catalytic Converter Theft an Ongoing Problem?

Catalytic converter theft has become an increasingly common problem in recent years, causing a great deal of frustration and expense for vehicle owners. The critical exhaust component is an important part of most vehicles, working to limit the harmful emissions produced by the engine. If you're wondering why thieves are going after this part specifically, keep on reading.  What Does the Catalytic Converter Do? This device uses a combination of heat and chemicals to convert harmful exhaust gases into less toxic substances, such as carbon dioxide and water vapor. The converter is made of precious metals, such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium, which are the primary targets for thieves. These metals are valuable and can be sold for a significant profit. In fact, their prices for them have gone up drastically with the hike in inflation. Therefore, catalytic converters are considered an easy cash grab for criminals. Additionally, the design of the catalytic converter itself m ... read more

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