Catalyst converters are one of those important parts of your car that you will have to replace during the life of your car. Unfortunately, when people think about replacing something big on their car, they often will see dollar signs, big ones.
If you need to replace the catalyst converter on your car, it’s best to be informed so that you are able to make the right decision on where to go. So I am going to give you the information that you need to help you make the best decision.
When we talk about the OBDII Catalyst Converters, these are the converters that are for most of the vehicles with model years later than 1995. However, there are a few exceptions. If you’re not positive about which of these refers to your vehicle, stop in and we’ll inspect your car.
One thing to know about install catalytic converter repair in the state of California is that it has to follow guidelines that are very strict. If your car or truck hasn’t been equipped with the right California Approved OBDII converter, you may have problems with smog issues and you may also be facing penalties and fines. This is something that a lot of people don’t understand.
One of the most important considerations is price. But one thing to remember is that when you choose to cheapest price, you may wind up paying a lot more for it in the long run if you don’t get a quality part and service. You often will end up paying a lot more when you go the inexpensive route than you would have paid had you come to the Exhaustman Service Center.
Unfortunately, there are some shops that’s that don’t comply with the state mandated requirements or they use Catalyst converters of very low quality in the areas of Azusa, Duarte, and Glendora. There are shops that don’t comply or use extremely low quality Catalyst converters in the Azusa, Glendora, Duarte area. This is a problem we see time and time again.
Just like with all mechanical repair, there are going to be different prices because there are different brands, qualities, and workmanship. Then there’s the problem of the wrong application numbers on the wrong cars. Sure, they are able to turn off the check engine light on your car for a few months and even up to a year. But eventually you’re back to where you began and you may find that the shop is no longer around. What do you do then?
At the Exhaust man Auto Center, we have been installing Catalyst Converters since its Conception over 20 years ago. We have done thousands of installs from Catalyst Converter Theft repair to P0420 Low efficiency check engine light codes.
CARB (California Air Resources Board) is continually rescinding and withdrawing applications. If you do not get the correct and proper product on your vehicle you will create a bigger headache than you want to.
Our air is cleaner and better for us and our children in California due to this program. So lets do our part and put the correct product on our vehicle.
On a side note, we do a lot of sublet repairs for Mechanic Shops that don’t specialize in install catalytic converter due to the complexity of the regulations.
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