When your car is running, fuel is directed to the cylinders of the engine where it is ignited by the spark plugs. The resulting combustion ultimately provides the power necessary to turn the wheels, but it also creates harmful byproducts. If released directly into the air at this juncture, toxic hydrocarbons in high concentrations would be swirling in the air around us creating health problems for both us and the environment.
As part of the vehicle’s exhaust system, the purpose of the catalytic converter is to reduce the toxicity of gases from the engine and remove pollutants before the exhaust is released into the air. It does so by means of a few important chemical reactions known as redox reactions. If you have an questions or concerns with regards to the performance of your catalytic converter, give us a call at (801) 416-3972, today.