Save Money on Your Emissions Work

Have you taken your car to get tested for emissions recently and it failed the test? Now you’ve got to take it in to have the catalytic converter replaced and it is going to cost you around $200. The shop will take out your old converter and replace it with a new one, but have you ever stopped to think about what happened to the bad converter? Direct Metals Recycling wants to help you save some money next time you get your catalytic converter replaced in Georgia.

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In the state of Georgia, if you live in Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale county and drive a gas powered vehicle, you are required to get it tested for emissions before you will be issued a tag. Emissions testing was created to help protect the environment and reduce the number of emissions that are being emitted by our populations drivers each day. If your car fails the emissions test then you are required to have it worked on within 30 days, then come back for retesting. So what happens when your car fails and needs a new catalytic converter? You could be getting ripped off.

Shops Replacing Catalytic Converters

Typically, when your old catalytic converter is removed, the shop will not offer to give you your old converter back and will sell it for scrap metal. This means that a job that cost you $200 out of pocket, actually cost you $300 – including the lost money you could have made off of selling your old catalytic converter to a scrap metal recycling shop like Direct Metals Recycling. So, we warn you to beware next time you need your catalytic converter replaced. Legally, mechanics are required to give you back your old converter. If they don’t offer, ask and bring it to us! It will cut your repair cost in half.

Direct Metals Recycling in Atlanta, GA accepts all types of non-ferrous metal for recycling such as catalytic converters, lead batteries, copper, aluminum, and more. Bring us your scrap metal for recycling today!

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