3475 N. Peck Road, El Monte, CA 91731 Call us at (626) 442-3180

12130 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 90606 Call us at (562) 646-3240

Star Tire provides Catalytic Converter Replacement services to El Monte, CA, Whittier, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Catalytic Converter Replacement Services at Star Tire

Located on the underside of your vehicle, the catalytic converter helps clean up vehicle emissions before expelling them into the environment. Catalytic converters contain honeycomb-like structures coated with platinum and palladium that help minimize the harmful effects of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxide produced by your vehicle’s engine. These harmful elements pass through two stages: the reduction catalyst stage and the oxidation catalyst stage. During the reduction catalyst stage, nitrogen oxide is converted into oxygen and nitrogen gases while carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon is oxidized in the oxidation catalyst stage. The catalytic converter also relies on the oxygen sensor to detect the correct level of oxygen introduced in the oxidation catalyst stage. Routine exhaust system maintenance can help ensure your catalytic converter is always working optimally and reduce the likelihood of it releasing harmful and often deadly chemicals into the environment, or into the cabin of your vehicle.



Why Should You Have Catalytic Converter Replacement Services Performed at Star Tire?

Because of the role they play in passenger safety and emission control, catalytic converters are important exhaust system components. Without a catalytic converter, your exhaust system would release poisonous and dangerous gases, like carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxide. A damaged catalytic converter must be replaced at the first sign of trouble. Clogged catalytic converters are also dangerous. If you try to accelerate but your vehicle fails to speed up, the catalytic converter may be clogged, which will quickly cause your engine to fail. The smell of sulfur also indicates a bad catalytic converter. A damaged oxygen sensor can lead to the catalytic converter operating less efficiently and reducing its lifespan. If there is not enough oxygen, the harmful gases will fail to diminish, while too much oxygen can cause the converter to overheat and fail. Our service staff will conduct tests to determine the exact cause of a malfunctioning catalytic converter.

We proudly service the Catalytic Converter Replacement needs of customers in El Monte, CA, Whittier, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : El Monte CA | Los Angeles CA | Whittier CA | and surrounding areas

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Star Tire

Star Tire is your source for tires, rims, and auto repair services. For more than 50 years, we've served customers from throughout the San Gabriel Valley with the auto services they need to keep their vehicles running at their best. We have two locations in El Monte CA and Whittier CA to better serve your car care needs. See our well-trained staff for passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires that take into account both your budget and your need for performance. Need rims? We can help there too with our wheel selection. Make Star Tire your auto service center for all repairs and scheduled vehicle maintenance, as both of our locations offer services like oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignments, and more for both foreign and domestic vehicles. Contact us today to schedule your auto service appointment or to get a quote on an auto repair at one of our shops. 

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Phone: (626) 442-3180
Fax: 626-442-8343
Address: 3475 N. Peck Road
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: 562-646-3240
Fax: 562-646-3243
Address: 12130 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90606

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