What is a catalytic converter?

Answer Catalytic converters (colloquially referred to as "cats") are a vital and legally required component on all new cars. Modern cats do a much better job of cleaning the air than their predecessors, a... Read More »

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How to Clear Catalytic Converter Codes Without Replacing Your Catalytic Converter?

With some basic automotive know how, you can permanently clear your catalytic converter error codes without changing your catalytic converter. This 3 dollar fix will save you hundreds of dollars.

What is the difference between a catalytic converter and an OBD catalytic converter?

All catalytic converters function in basically the same way: exhaust gases superheat a substrate containing various elements, which causes subsequent harmful emission to convert to a more inert for... Read More »

Which is the catalytic converter?

I wouldn't do that, I know people that have done that and their car didn't run until they got another cat = $$$$.

Can a car run without a catalytic converter?

Car engines will run without a working catalytic converter in place. You may even notice an increase in performance and efficiency. In most jurisdictions, working catalytic converters are required... Read More »