Catalytic converters are emissions devices in vehicles that convert the harmful components in the engine's exhaust gas into harmless ones. This significantly reduces the amount of pollutants that a vehicle releases into ... More »

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A failed catalytic converter affects engine performance and fuel economy. With a plugged converter, pressing on the accelerator does not increase the speed. The engine backfires, and the car jerks while driving down the ... More »

Catalytic converters reduce poisonous vehicle emissions of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons, which improves air quality and reduces environmental damage. To convert the harmful gases, the catalytic conve... More »

Catalytic converters use a reduction and an oxidation catalyst organized in a honeycomb structure to react with the harmful emissions present in exhaust gas. The reduction catalyst converts nitrogen dioxide into nitrogen... More »

Catalytic converters reduce poisonous vehicle emissions of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons, which improves air quality and reduces environmental damage. To convert the harmful gases, the catalytic conve... More »

In a typical car, the catalytic converter is part of the exhaust system and under the car, between the engine and the muffler. Often manufacturers locate the catalytic converter under the passenger seat. On long trips, p... More »

Platinum content in catalytic converters can differ significantly depending on the year the catalytic converter was fabricated and the type of vehicle. Small cars usually average 1 to 2 grams per car, while larger trucks... More »