What is a Catalytic Converter and what does it do?
Cobb Tire and Auto Repair Greenville SC 29615
By Alicia Lewis Service Advisor for Cobb Tire and Auto Repair.
What is a catalytic converter is? Why is it important? How do you know if there is something wrong with yours? Well, let me tell you.
A catalytic converter is a part of your car’s exhaust system. It converts harmful engine-exhaust pollutants into something less harmful. It also plays a large part in efficiency, health, and performance.
What kind of performance? A clogged converter can make your vehicle feel like it has no acceleration. It can cost you money at the pumps, and damage other exhaust components. It can even make your car fail at start up. To help identify a failing converter, these are some signs.
- CEL(Check Engine Light).
- Decreased gas mileage.
- Decreased Acceleration.
- Smell of rotten eggs.
These are a few ways to help you identify if you are having a problem with your catalytic converter.
Are you having any of these issues? Make an appointment with your trusted repair shop and have them check out your vehicle. Keeping up on your maintenance saves you money in the long run!