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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
2012 Chevrolet Colorado $690 $620.00 $70.00 5% $727.50
2014 Volkswagen Passat $1609 $1426.57 $182.00 5% $1706.07
2005 Chevrolet Malibu $763 $517.98 $245.00 14% $894.23
2013 BMW 750i xDrive $1066 $940.25 $126.00 5% $1133.75
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 $1471 $1254.00 $217.00 7% $1587.25
2008 Porsche Boxster $1939 $1707.95 $231.00 5% $2062.70
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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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Number of Reviews

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Luis

9 years of experience
9 reviews
Luis
9 years of experience
Luis was great, he knew exactly what to do and had all the tools to do it. He was friendly and even showed up early.
2009 PONTIAC G8 - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO

Cody

5 years of experience
18 reviews
Cody
5 years of experience
Cody waa time savy, communicated very well, and made the service that much more worth it . would book again in the future without a doubt.
2009 TOYOTA COROLLA - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - ARLINGTON, TEXAS

Michael

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Michael
13 years of experience
Very professional. Called ahead to let me know he could come out earlier if it was ok. Got work done quickly, left no mess and clean up behind.
2006 CHRYSLER PACIFICA - CATALYTIC CONVERTER - MARIETTA, GEORGIA

Dallas

26 years of experience
76 reviews
Dallas
26 years of experience
Dallas is very knowledgeable about the mechanics of a vehicle...friendly...professional...goes above and beyond and what I like most is that when you send a message to him....you get a response back at a reasonable time even if it had nothing to do with what he is working on. He answers general questions about the workings of a vehicle so you can have knowledge of it and the concerns you might have about it.
2001 TOYOTA SEQUOIA - CATALYTIC CONVERTER REPLACEMENT - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

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