Catalytic Converter Hazards

Since 1975, as a new vehicle is built, it is also equipped with a catalytic converter. The primary job of a catalytic converter is to reduce the amount of air pollutants released into the air by accelerating the combustion process as those pollutants leave the engine. But, because the combustion process takes so much energy, catalytic converters can get hot hot hot and, at times, are at risk of extreme overheating. If a problem arises, know that you’re not at a total loss! Direct Metals Recycling is your go-to for selling catalytic converters in Atlanta, Norcoss, Augusta, and Macon, Ga.

Most manufacturers take precautions to prevent possible hazards by implementing temperature sensing devises or protective metal shields, but the outer metal of catalytic converters can still reach temperatures upwards of 800 – 1,000 degree F. If an ignition system failure occurs, such as a misfiring spark plug or defective ignition wire, those temperatures can skyrocket to anywhere between 1,200-1,400 degree F. To keep you and your vehicle safe from possible hazards, be sure you take notice if your engine is struggling to run and avoid parking in high grass or dry leaves after an extensive journey.

If you come across a problem under your hood, know that Direct Metals Recycling will buy your catalytic converter with ease! Call today for more information or visit any one of our locations to make a sale.

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