Catalytic Converter Repair

The catalytic converter in your vehicle is responsible for making the exhaust gases from your vehicle less toxic to the environment. A properly functioning catalytic converter is essential to passing a Drive Clean Test and keep your vehicle eligible to stay on the road. 

How Does the Catalytic Converter Work?

The catalytic converter literally catalyzes toxins out of the exhaust by using a redox reaction, which reduces the amount of carbon monoxide and other harmful gases emitted by your vehicle. There are two-way and three-way catalytic converters that have different properties and advantages. The actual method by which catalytic converters work is relatively complicated, and can be explained by clicking here.

Why Does it Need to Be Replaced?

Catalytic converters wear down over time, and as such must be replaced. They can also be damaged by being introduced to certain impurities, such as lead or manganese, which damage the converter and render it useless (this is one reason why unleaded fuel must be used in all modern vehicles).

Hansma Automotive: Auto Repair Specialists

Hansma Automotive specializes in auto repair for all makes and models of vehicles. Are services are more then merely catalytic converter and muffler/exhaust repair. We offer full repair and maintenance services for everything from changing oil, to doing an engine repair. We also offer vehicle detailing services in order to make your vehicle look amazing. Click here to contact us today.

Posted on June 16, 2014 .