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(319) 478-8022 | 1788 Hwy 63, Traer, IA 50675 | Hours: Mon-Fri:7-5, Sat:7-12
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Wendt Tire and Service provides Catalytic Converter Replacement services to Traer, IA, Toledo, IA, Gladbrook, IA, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Catalytic Converter Replacement Services at Wendt Tire and Service

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 Wendt Tire and Service?

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 Traer, IA, Toledo, IA, Gladbrook, IA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Gladbrook IA | Toledo IA | Traer IA | and surrounding areas

About Wendt Tire and Service

Wendt Tire and Service is an active member of the Traer community, often involved with supporting our area's local sports teams and participating as a proud member of our Chamber of Commerce. As the leading tire and auto repair shop in Traer, Wendt Tire and Service delivers automotive repairs, service, rims, and tires for your car, truck or SUV with a promise of quality. With decades of experience in the automotive industry, we focus on delivering great service when you need tires, wheels or auto repair in Traer IA, Gladbrook IA, or Toledo IA. See us for oil changes, brake repairs, new tires from top brands like Cooper and Goodyear, wheels, alignments, and other automotive services. We proudly serve the greater Traer, IA region and we welcome customers from Gladbrook, Toledo, and other surrounding areas. 

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1788 Hwy 63
Traer, IA 50675
Phone: (319) 478-8022
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