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If your car has failed its emission test, you might need a replacement catalytic converter. BuyAutoParts.com has OEM quality catalytic converters designed meet or exceed the performance attributes of your original part. Available for a wide variety of auto makes and models, our wholesale catalytic converters offer the best of both worlds - exceptional quality and budget-friendly prices.
We're the best source for DIY mechanics, because each replacement catalytic converter in our warehouse is made to fit exactly like the old part. We're so confident that your discount catalytic converter will fit perfectly that we offer an Exact Fit Promise for every catalytic converter we sell.
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The catalytic converter plays a crucial role in your car's exhaust system; it filters harmful pollutants from the engine exhaust into more environmentally-friendly compounds. It is located underneath your car connected to the exhaust system. Its primary function is to convert the three harmful compounds; carbon monoxide, unburnt fuel and nitrogen oxide into carbon dioxide, water, and nitrogen. The hot gases from the engine pass through the?exhaust pipes?into the catalytic converter. The toxic by-products from the fuel are removed by oxidation and reduction reactions that take place inside the catalytic converter.
Basically, the catalytic converter takes harmful emissions and makes them substantially less harmful. With today's environmentally-friendly legislation in place, most states (32 out of 50) require a regular emission test for each car. The reason for most failed tests is directly related to catalytic converter problems. That's why replacement catalytic converters are so important - if your car doesn't pass the emission test, you can't drive until it's fixed!
Most modern cars are equipped with three-way catalytic converters which have three regulated emissions. The reduction reaction takes place at the first stage followed by oxidation in the second stage. The control system monitors the exhaust stream and uses the information to control the fuel injection system in the third stage. If you find that your exhaust system is leaking or if your car does not pass emissions, you need to check the performance of your car's catalytic converter and get it replaced if it is faulty. BuyAutoParts.com sells a wide range of catalytic converters at reasonable prices.
Our OEM replacement catalytic converters are available for practically every widely-produced car make and model. With our easy ordering system, you'll have your discount catalytic converter in no time. You can purchase it for your mechanic to install and save on parts costs, or also install it yourself to save even more money.
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How To Buy A Catalytic Converter
Buying a catalytic converter is a bit different from buying other auto parts. The catalytic converters need to comply with the emission standards of the area in which they are being used. Read this page to know the important details that should be considered before buying catalytic converters.
California Restrictions on Aftermarket Catalytic Converters
This section explains everything you will need to know about a catalytic converter that is legal in California. If you live in California and are looking to buy a catalytic converter, this section is for you!
Is Your Car Federal or California Emissions?
Are you uncertain if your car conforms to federal or California emission standards? This page will help clarify this.
Direct Fit vs. Universal Fit
You have two options when you are looking to buy replacement catalytic converters: universal and direct. This article compares both types of catalytic converters and suggests which converter can be the best for your vehicle.
Catalytic Converter Replacement
A proper reference can help DIYers in installing auto parts efficiently. Here is a step-by-step video on how to replace a catalytic converter on your own.