Brigham City Catalytic Converter Service

tuneups_headerOne of the most important components of your exhaust system is the catalytic converter. Its main function is to reduce the toxicity of the emissions from your engine. This makes cleaner air for everyone and improves overall engine performance. At Master Muffler Brigham City, our service experts have the expertise to address any catalytic converter issues you may encounter. We are conveniently located to serve Brigham City and the surrounding area including: Logan, Tremonton, Nibley, Mantua and the greater Cache County area.

What To Watch For

Most problems with the catalytic converter will trigger your check engine light to come on. It is always important to have your engine checked when the light is on, but in the case that your catalytic converter is malfunctioning, it is especially important to have your vehicle fixed. Problems with the catalytic converter mean that your car could be emitting harmful gases. Problems with your catalytic converter can also cause poor vehicle performance, or be evidence of other engine problems. Winter pollution is extremely high in Cache Valley and makings sure that your catalytic converter is performing correctly can go a long way in helping to fix the problem.

How do Catalytic Converters Work?

A catalytic converter reduces the amount of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides that your car emits. These chemicals are created as part of the engine’s combustion process and can be very dangerous to humans and the environment.

Catalytic converters use a catalyst to initiate a chemical reaction that turn these harmful chemicals into harmless ones. The catalyst is a ceramic structure that is coated with platinum, rhodium, or palladium. As the exhaust gases flow into this structure, the metal reacts with the chemicals, creating the less toxic wastes of carbon dioxide, water, and nitrogen, which are expelled out of the car.

diagram of a catalytic converter

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