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.
How it works
Request a service:
Get a quote online or set-up a time to have your vehicle looked at.
Choose your service time:
Pick time slots that work for you, easily, online. We will confirm appointments and send reminders.
Get your vehicle repaired:
No waiting at the shop. Our mechanics bring everything that is needed to you. All you have to do is provided a safe area for the work to be performed.
What what need from you
A safe place to work on your vehicle:
No working on the side of busy roads, No working on unstable or steep surfaces. We do not perform repairs during severe weather.
Authorization from a property owner or management.
If you rent please ensure work can be performed where your vehicle is. If your repair work is being done in a parking lot or at your place of employment, please ensure you have permission to have work performed. We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.
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. These are some of the common places we perform repair services.
- Battle Creek
- Byron Center
- Comstock Northwest
- Comstock Township
- Comstock Park
- East Grand Rapids
- Forest Hills
- Georgetown Township
- Grand Haven
- Grand Rapids