The Basics Behind Catalytic Converter Replacement Services at Advanced Auto Care

The catalytic converter, mounted on the underside of your car, helps clean up automotive emissions before expelling them into the atmosphere. Catalytic converters include platinum and palladium-coated honeycomb-like structures that help mitigate the harmful effects of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxide emitted by the engine of your vehicle. Such dangerous elements cross two stages: the catalyst stage of reduction and the catalyst stage of oxidation. Nitrogen oxide is converted into oxygen and nitrogen gases during the catalyst stage of reduction, while carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon are oxidized in the catalyst stage of oxidation. The catalytic converter also relies on the oxygen sensor to detect the right oxygen level in the catalyst stage of the oxidation. Routine maintenance of the exhaust system will help ensure that your catalytic converter still operates optimally and that there is a risk that it will leak hazardous and sometimes deadly chemicals into the atmosphere or into your vehicle cabin.

Why Should You Have Catalytic Converter Replacement Services Performed at Advanced Auto Care?

Catalytic converters are critical components of the exhaust system because of the role they play in vehicle safety and pollution control. Your exhaust system will emit toxic and harmful gases, such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxide, without a catalytic converter. The first sign of trouble with a faulty catalytic converter shows it needs to be replaced. Clogged catalytic converters are dangerous too. When you’re trying to accelerate but your car doesn’t accelerate, the catalytic converter can become clogged, causing the engine to fail quickly. The sulfur scent also refers to a weak catalytic converter. A damaged oxygen sensor will result in less efficient operation of the catalytic converter and a reduction of its lifespan. When there is not enough oxygen, the harmful gasses do not diminish, while too much oxygen will overheat and fail the converter. Our service workers will be performing checks to determine the precise cause of a defective catalytic converter.

We proudly service the Catalytic Converter Replacement needs of customers in Hanover, MD, Columbia, MD, Severn, MD, and surrounding areas.

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