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How much does Catalytic Converter Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chrysler Town & Country $564 $493.96 $70.00 6% $601.46
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty $2258 $2152.52 $105.00 2% $2313.77
2007 Isuzu i-370 $653 $583.31 $70.00 5% $690.81
2006 Volvo V50 $961 $680.99 $280.00 13% $1110.99
2003 Kia Optima $642 $571.58 $70.00 5% $679.08
2006 Chevrolet Aveo $560 $490.27 $70.00 6% $597.77
2010 Mazda B2300 $1008 $938.17 $70.00 3% $1045.67
2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 $2007 $1895.26 $112.00 2% $2067.26
2004 Lexus SC430 $319 $249.12 $70.00 10% $356.62
2006 Cadillac SRX $1062 $894.44 $168.00 7% $1152.44
2006 Lexus IS250 $998 $928.43 $70.00 3% $1035.93
2004 BMW 530i $2426 $2103.64 $322.00 6% $2598.14
2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $1871 $1513.60 $357.00 9% $2061.85
2006 Porsche 911 $1412 $1229.85 $182.00 6% $1509.35
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Catalytic Converter Replacement Service

What is the Catalytic Converter all about?

The catalytic converter is an emissions related component that is mounted in the exhaust pipe. Its purpose is to superheat unburned particles in the exhaust gases that are expelled from the engine. As the engine runs, the catalytic converter warms up to an operating temperature of 500-1200 °F. At this temperature the particles in the ‘dirty’ exhaust are burned and converted into water vapor and carbon dioxide. The catalyst inside is nearly always comprised of precious metals such as platinum, rhodium, or palladium. When the catalyst isn’t able to burn off the unburned hydrocarbons in the exhaust, an unpleasant odor can occur, a rough run or misfire may be felt, or the Check Engine light may illuminate.

Keep in mind:

  • Most cars will require the aftermarket Catalytic Converter to be welded to the exhaust pipes. Mobile mechanics can only do this service if you have a direct fit catalytic converter bought from a dealer.
  • When replacing the catalytic converter, it may be necessary to replace oxygen sensors as well.
  • Catalytic converter symptoms are often similar to other more straightforward issues. Get the Check Engine light diagnosed anytime it illuminates.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle is raised and supported on jack stands
  • The defective catalytic converter is removed
  • The new catalytic converter is installed and the vehicle is started to check for any leaks
  • The vehicle is lowered off the jack stands
  • The vehicle is road tested for proper operation

Our recommendation:

If you are consistently taking short trips with your vehicle, the catalytic converter may not be getting hot enough to completely burn away the hydrocarbons. To prevent the catalytic converter from getting clogged, take your vehicle for the occasional drive on the highway for 15 minutes. This allows the exhaust to sufficiently heat up and burn off any deposits in the catalytic converter.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Catalytic Converter?

  • Check engine light is on or flashing
  • Car has little or no power
  • Smell of rotten eggs inside the car or out of the exhaust
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Backfiring and rough running

How important is this service?

If the catalytic converter isn’t operating efficiently, the check engine light will come on and your engine can begin to lose performance. If the catalytic converter becomes plugged, the engine light will begin to flash and your engine may stall or no longer start. In extreme cases where the converter is plugged, the excess back pressure created can actually cause internal engine damage. If you are experiencing symptoms related to catalytic converter failure, get it checked soon.

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Abdul

7 years of experience
187 reviews
Abdul
7 years of experience
After using a local mechanic and DIY techniques to pass emission inspection, I turned to yourmechanic.com again. Abdul came to my home and inspected my vehicle. Within an hour, he inspected and performed major repair. He tested his work to confirm accuracy, and he cleaned up any debris. Great job! I am still grateful for this service and the professional, knowledgeable mechanics.
2007 TOYOTA CAMRY - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - SMYRNA, GEORGIA

Jonathan

31 years of experience
69 reviews
Jonathan
31 years of experience
I was impressed with Johnathan's ability to get the job done correctly. I would always recommend a 2nd opinion a diagnostic code evaluation ,Tjos will savetime and money
2007 CADILLAC SRX - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA

Robert

16 years of experience
264 reviews
Robert
16 years of experience
Robert is the best! His knowledge was immediately evident when he did the diagnostic test on my vehicle. Very personable and professional. Really can't say enough. Great service! Glad I found out about Robert and Your Mechanic! Can't say enough good things. Thanks Robert!
2002 FORD EXPLORER - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - BROOMFIELD, COLORADO

Jonathan

18 years of experience
245 reviews
Jonathan
18 years of experience
It was great, I'm learning to work on my Jeep on my own, and if I get over my head it's great to know that I can have someone come out and get me out of a jam.
2002 JEEP WRANGLER - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - DENVER, COLORADO

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