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Sandy Catalytic Converter Service

tuneups_headerCatalytic converters do more than just reduce the toxicity of exhaust, they also help your vehicle maximize performance efficiency. A well functioning catalytic converter means your engine is running better and you're spending less money on fuel. So, your catalytic converter helps you be green, while putting more green in your wallet.

Check Engine Light Warning!

The exhaust system of your vehicle contains several different sensors. Most issues with your catalytic converter will trigger your check engine warning light. If you check engine light is on, or you suspect that your car is running less efficiently than usual, then don't hesitate to bring your vehicle in right away. Catalytic converter issues may start off subtle, but vehicle inefficiency adds up over time in excessive fuel costs.

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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