Affordable Replacement Catalytic Converters
We replace catalytic converters with affordable after market converters that will make your vehicle legally pass emissions and get you back on the road.
You have options when replacing your catalytic converter. Most vehicles allow for the use of a universal-style converter which can save you money. We use quality "heavy-metallic" converters to ensure emissions compliance and compatibility with your car's exhaust and analytical systems. Occasionally, an OE (Original Equipment) style converter is required and we can take care of that. We can usually replace your converter for about half of what dealers charge. We also replace diesel catalytic converters.
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Inside a Bad Catalytic Converter
This is a video explanation about how a bad catalytic converter tells a story about possible problems with other parts of your exhaust system and, maybe, with your engine.
If you suspect a problem with your catalytic converter bring it into the Ripley's Muffler & Brakes location nearest you.
We will diagnose the problem and offer the most affordable catalytic converter repair or replacement in the Houston area.
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About Catalytic Converters
The catalytic converter converts poisonous gasses into non-poisonous gasses.
Catalytic converters began showing up in the United States in the mid 1970s as a pollution control device to help lower emissions in our air. The original converters clogged frequently and most people had them removed instead of replaced (illegal).
By the 1980s catalytic converters became required emission reduction equipment on all cars and most trucks. It has always been, and most likely will always be, illegal to remove a catalytic converter; whether or not your county requires it for vehicle inspection. More and more cars are required to meet California (C.A.R.B.) requirements. This is a much stricter standard.
Catalytic Converter Thefts in Houston
Catalytic converters are commonly stolen. The outrageously high prices per ounce of three precious metals used in catalytic converters - palladium, rhodium, and platinum - created a black market street value for them. Some people are returning to their parked cars to find their cut-off mufflers hanging under them. This has especially impacted businesses who own fleets of vehicles. See press about catalytic converter theft.
Replacing a stolen catalytic converter can cost a fortune but Ripley's Muffler and Brakes keeps your replacement costs low by using quality after market converters where possible and only replacing the parts you need.
Check engine light on? It may not be your catalytic converter. Come in today and find out for sure.
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