Your vehicle’s catalytic converter is built to reduce environmentally harmful emissions caused by the burning of fuel. This piece of equipment converts these emissions into vapor and less toxic gases by removing hydrocarbons (HCs) and carbon monoxide (CO) from the exhaust of your engine’s operation.
Sensors can become dirty and cause your automobile engine to run too rich (you might smell a "rotten egg" (hydrogen sulfide) odor from your vehicle’s exhaust). This results in overworking the catalytic converter and the converter can fail.
Spark plugs that misfire may also increase HC emissions which then causes your converter to operate beyond its normal temperature range. These can lead to failure. Catalytic converters are known to get very hot and stay hot, long after your engine stops. (This is a good reason to refrain from parking your vehicle on top of combustible material.)
Automobile owners can pay up to $1000 to replace a faulty catalytic converter. It is far more affordable to replace a sensor or a spark plug than a catalytic converter.
ADVANCED AUTO REPAIR can help!
Our ASE Master-certified technicians are able to do expert inspection and diagnosis on your vehicle to make sure you save time and money. They are able to find and replace dirty sensors and faulty sparkplugs, as well as other possible problems, before they cause damage to your catalytic converter.
Give us a call at 940-382-1691 to schedule an appointment, or come by and visit us at 612 Fort Worth Drive, Denton, Texas