repair...or replace?

Put simply...a catalytic converter is an important device that converts harmful emissions from your engine into less toxic substances. 

​When functioning properly, catalytic converters are vital in helping maintain air quality standards set forth by the E.P.A.

However, problems can ensue if a vehicle is not properly maintained or regularly inspected. Bad exhaust valves on the engine or fouled plugs creating unburned fuel that overheat the converter are typical malfunctions that can occur. 

​Fast idling engines or sluggish acceleration are other indicators of trouble. Often these types of issues require that a converter be replaced...but we'll make sure it doesn't simply need a thorough "cleaning" using a methyl alcohol solution.