The catalytic converter is tasked with reducing the number of toxic compounds in your exhaust before it exits the tailpipe. It does so through a number of redox reactions that transform harmful substances into less-threatening compounds.

West Valley Catalytic Converter Inspection

At Master Muffler West Valley, we know catalytic converters. Although the root cause of an issue may lie within the catalytic converter, there are usually other emissions system components to blame. For that reason, it is always wise to bring your vehicle to a trusted West Valley mechanic if an issue arises. That way it can be properly diagnosed and addressed.

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Since exhaust systems have many sensors, most issues with catalytic converters will trigger your check engine light to come on. Even if your vehicle is performing normally, it is still essential to have your codes checked right away. Problems caused by your catalytic converter may be hard to observe in an instant, but over time, you’ll be paying a lot of excess fuel costs to compensate for power loss and inefficiency. In addition, the environment will be taking a hit as harmful pollutants enter the air in greater abundance.

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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.

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