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Sandy Catalytic Converter Service

tuneups_headerYour catalytic converter helps reduce the toxicity of exhaust byproducts and increases the efficiency of your vehicles performance. Its a double bonus for drivers concerned about the environment because the catalytic converter serves a green purpose, while saving green.

Your Check Engine Light

Your exhaust system contains several sensors and often times a problem with your catalytic converter will trigger one. It is always important to have your vehicle checked right away if your check engine light is on. Even if your car appears to be running normally, a major problem associated with the check engine light is poor vehicle performance. This problem may not be immediately observable in the moment, but over time, excess fuel costs can add up to a lot of money. Save your time and money: Bring your car to the exhaust experts at Master Muffler Sandy to get it correctly diagnosed and repaired the first time.

How do Catalytic Converters Work?

A catalytic converter reduces the amount of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides that your car emits. These chemicals are created as part of the engine’s combustion process and can be very dangerous to humans and the environment.

Catalytic converters use a catalyst to initiate a chemical reaction that turn these harmful chemicals into harmless ones. The catalyst is a ceramic structure that is coated with platinum, rhodium, or palladium. As the exhaust gases flow into this structure, the metal reacts with the chemicals, creating the less toxic wastes of carbon dioxide, water, and nitrogen, which are expelled out of the car.

diagram of a catalytic converter

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