Your vehicles catalytic converter is part of the exhaust emissions control system. It works by passing exhaust over a catalyst material that shaped like a honeycomb. This catalyst is made up of palladium, platinum, or rhodium (other metals are used as well). These are placed over a ceramic substrate. As exhaust from your engine moves through the catalytic converter so of the emissions are converted to less-harmful pollutants.
OEM catalytic converters are covered under a federally mandated 8 year or 80,000 warranty. If your vehicle falls within this range, take your vehicle to a manufactures dealership for replacement coverage.
Signs of a bad catalytic converter are:
- Sluggish engine performance.
- Reduced acceleration.
- Dark exhaust smoke.
- The smell of sulfur or rotten eggs from the exhaust.
- Excessive heat under the vehicle.
- Rattling or other noises
- Check engine light on
- Misfiring Engine
How much will it cost?
The typical cost for the testing and replacement is between $180-$2300 for parts and labor.
The cost depends on your specific make, model and year. This price range is averaged across all passenger vehicles. The actual cost depends on your specific make, model and year. Depending on your specific vehicle, this cost may be lower or higher. This cost estimate is for the specific repair listed and doesn’t include additional, related items that may require repair.
Here is what is included:
- Inspection of catalytic converter
- Replacement if necessary
- Inspection of related components.
The Fixitfor.us difference:
Most common vehicle repair services can be preformed at your location. This saves you time. No need to arrange drop-offs or pick ups. No sitting in a waiting room. Just continue with your day, while our experts handle your repair. Our Mechanics are all certified. Our business is a registered repair facility in Michigan. We are fully insured and back our service with our warranty.
What we require
- A safe place to work on your vehicle
- Authorization from a property owner or management.
- We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.
- We do not preform repairs in unsafe location or on unstable surfaces
- We do not preform repairs during serve weather
Book your appointment
Ready to set up your appointment? The whole process can be completed online. Simply choose a day and time that works for you. Let us know what service you need or what your car issues are. You will be contacted with an estimate and the ability to confirm your appoint. We will even send you a reminder. If you aren’t sure when you will want service performed, you can get an estimate without choosing a time.
Are you in our service area?
Our services are available, on site throughout Michigan. Odds are you live near one of the cities we provide service in. Below are some of the common places we perform repair services.