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Sandy Catalytic Converter Service

tuneups_headerCatalytic Converters reduce the toxicity of waste from the combustion process of your engine. They also help to increase the efficiency of how all your engine systems work together. That's right, catalytic converters help your vehicle to be more green, while saving you green at the same time!

The Check Engine Light

Exhaust systems have many sensors. Often times, issues with the catalytic converter will trigger one, which will in turn, switch on your check engine light. Even if it seems that your vehicle is running normally, it is important to have it checked right away. Catalytic converter problems may not be observable in the moment, but if left unchecked, poor performance will turn into excess fuel costs. Excess fuel costs get increasingly expensive with each mile you drive, so Save your time and money by coming into Master Muffler South Salt Lake right away!

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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