Bellflower Catalytic Converter Repair
Catalytic converters are an important component in a vehicle’s exhaust system and are commonly found in modern vehicles. Their purpose is to convert unburned particles in exhaust gases into water vapor and CO2 using a catalyst, usually made of platinum, rhodium, or palladium, making it a valuable target for theft.
Replacing a catalytic converter is a complicated task that requires welding and is best left to professionals like Orozco’s Auto Service of Bellflower. It may also include replacing the vehicle’s oxygen sensors. The main cause of a faulty catalytic converter is short trips that don’t allow the exhaust to heat up enough to burn off deposits. To avoid this, it’s recommended to take the vehicle on a 15-minute highway drive occasionally.
Signs of a failing catalytic converter include a check engine light, decreased power and fuel efficiency, a rotten egg odor, backfiring or misfiring, and a rough engine. If the converter is not working properly, the check engine light will turn on and the engine’s power and fuel economy will decrease. If the converter becomes completely clogged, the check engine light will flash and the engine may stall or not start. Excessive clogging can also cause internal engine damage from back pressure. A vehicle with a faulty catalytic converter will fail a smog check and cannot be registered.
At Orozco’s Auto Service of Bellflower, we suggest addressing any catalytic converter issues promptly to avoid costly repairs and engine damage. Regular maintenance, including highway drives, can extend the lifespan of the converter and save money in the long run. If you are worried your catalytic converter Orozco’s Auto Service is your answer. Our ASE certified auto technicians have been trained to repair all types of exhaust systems and we will always back up those repair with our 24/24 nationwide guarantee. Visit or contacts us for more info at 562-920-1871. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
Orozco’s Auto Service Bellflower – Los Angeles County CA
9665 Alondra Blvd. Bellflower, CA 90706, USA
Call Today: 562-920-1871 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair
Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!