Nancy explains the pros and cons of OEM catalytic converters vs. Aftermarket catalytic converters. See how your catalytic converter compares and which we recommend!
Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center.
Did you know the catalytic converter, it’s a component of your exhaust system? Its function is to convert the toxic gas to a less poisonous gas before it goes up into our atmosphere.
Now we covered what a catalytic converter does in another video. So check it out.
New Jersey State inspection requires emission testing for 1995 vehicles or newer. Feel free to check out that video, also.
Over time, catalytic converters may fail because of rust, poor fuel mixture, or contamination due to the poor running condition of the engine.
When it’s time for your catalytic converter to be replaced, your technician may say, “You have two options. OEM, which means original equipment manufacturer part or an aftermarket part.”
Your decision may be immediately swayed by the difference in cost. But understand, that an aftermarket catalytic converter may not be produced with expensive metals such as the platinum, palladium, or even gold, as that OEM converter will be.
Also know that OEM converters are designed to fit specifically for that make and that model. There may also be a difference in the warranty of an aftermarket catalytic converter, and an OEM converter.
So most importantly, make sure the converter you choose is going to meet the standards of your state. Choose wisely because there are many factors to consider.
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