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Catalytic Converter Replacement in Kernersville, NC

Is Your Car’s Catalytic Converter Bad?

Catalytic Converter Replacement Close To Home

If your vehicle’s catalytic converter is failing, you don’t have to search long hours or drive far to find help getting a replacement. Instead, count on the ASE-certified technicians at Perfection Exhaust & Auto Care in Kernersville, North Carolina. We’ve been helping local drivers like you since 1988, offering exceptional quality work and using great parts and products from reputable vendors like NAPA, CarQuest, Mitchell1, Goerlich’s, and Identifix. We’re easy to find at 101 E Bodenhamer St. Kernersville, NC 27284 at the intersection with Main St. We’re here , and we look forward to setting up your appointment. Schedule online or give us a call at (336) 996-7968.

Signs Of A Failing Catalytic Converter

If you’re wondering whether your automobile has a bad catalytic converter, don’t worry. We’re happy to look at your vehicle and make an accurate diagnosis. However, there are some signs you may notice on your own that prompt you to schedule an appointment. Catalytic converters tend to last a long time–about 10 years. However, they can eventually deteriorate or become clogged, rendering them ineffective. One telling sign is a stinking sulfur odor like a rotten egg. Another potential indicator is sluggish acceleration. Also, you may notice dark smoke coming from the tailpipe. Furthermore, you may realize that an unexpectedly large amount of heat is coming from your vehicle’s underside when you exit the car and stand/walk beside it. Finally, you’ll likely see a dashboard warning. Although the check engine light can result from multiple issues, an exhaust issue like an ailing catalytic converter can be the culprit. Aside from the signs of an ailing component, you may wonder how your catalytic converter can accomplish the task. It appears to be a rather nondescript item underneath your vehicle, but it actually contains precious metals, which are usually platinum, palladium, and rhodium. These are not active at normal temperatures, a trait that makes them inert. However, although they remain stable at high temperatures, they become active, acting as catalysts for the chemical reactions that clean up exhaust. Specifically, the chemical interactions transform the most harmful exhaust portions into less dangerous fumes. This works on both gasoline and diesel models. These metals are what make catalytic converters expensive and a frequent target of thieves.

Neighborly Service You’ll Like

While getting reliable catalytic converter replacement and other auto repairs is paramount, it’s also great to get neighborly service. You’ll find it here at Perfection Exhaust & Auto Care. We strive to provide that perfect balance of professional auto care and a personal conversation about your transportation. We’ve built a great reputation and invite you to read what your fellow drivers have said about us. Also, be sure to take a look at our Specials page. You may find an applicable discount to use in addition to our already fair prices. We look forward to seeing you soon.