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AWE Auto Service provides Catalytic Converter Replacement services to Traer, IA, Dysart, 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 AWE Auto 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 AWE Auto 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, Dysart, IA, Gladbrook, IA, and surrounding areas.

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

AWE Auto Service in Traer, IA

Since 1940, AWE Auto Service has been a staple in the Traer community as the premier source for automotive service and repair, auto parts, rims and tires. Since starting our business, we've continued to improve as serving you with excellence is our only focus. We offer a local pick up and shuttle service for your convenience when you schedule a car or truck repair with us, as well as an after-hours key drop. For auto repair in Traer, Gladbrook, or Dysart, Iowa, AWE Auto Service is the only place to go. Visit us today for rims, tires, auto parts, and auto repair as your local NAPA AutoCare Center. Like us on Facebook!

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Phone: (319) 478-8460
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Address: 1001 2nd Street
Traer, IA 50675