Catalytic converter theft has victims fuming

Replacement part proves costly

EASY TARGET—The converters are valued for their metal content.

There are many things that can break on a car, but when the engine turns over and it sound like a drag racing machine, the problem might not be what’s there, but what’s not there—like a missing catalytic converter.

A catalytic converter is a device connected to a vehicle’s exhaust system that reduces toxic gases and pollutants from an internal combustion engine and converts them into less-toxic emissions.

Unfortunately, the ...

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