Understanding Catalytic Converters

The catalytic converter is a part of the exhaust system that reduces harmful emissions from the engine and turns them into water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen. Some catalytic converters also reduce nitrogen and only emit water and carbon dioxide. This process helps to keep the environment safe.

The catalytic converter works by passing exhaust gases through a substrate that contains platinum and palladium. These precious metals cause the chemical reaction to occur. These chemical reactions produce heat, which is why catalytic converters require heat shields. They also have monitors to make certain that they are working and meet environmental standards.

It is a good idea to have the emissions from your exhaust system checked on a regular basis to make certain that they are functioning properly. The process only takes a few minutes and our team of professionals would be happy to help you. Schedule an appointment today!

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