What's That Noise? | Wichita Auto Care

What's That Noise? | Wichita Auto Care

Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise nationwide. Tracy’s Automotive can help if you become a victim of catalytic converter theft.

You stuffed the kids in the car over the weekend for a visit to the Big Bugs exhibit at Botanica. You turned the car on and heard loud engine noise. When You checked, you found that your catalytic converter was missing.

You’re not the only one. Catalytic converter thefts are soaring across the country. Thieves have discovered that it takes only minutes to remove a catalytic converter. Then they take out the metals inside and sell them for a bit of quick cash.

“A huge increase in thefts of catalytic converters has hit the nation, for at least the second time this century. Thieves are sliding under cars and trucks and brazenly sawing off converters by the thousands,” npr.org. explains. “The attraction is the valuable metals inside the converter, an anti-pollution device,”

Nerdwallet.com has some suggestions to help prevent your becoming a victim of catalyitic converter theft: Install an anti-theft device on your catalytic converter; paint your catalytic converter with a “a high-temperature fluorescent orange paint, such as those sprayed on barbecue grills, on your catalytic converter and then [inscribe] your vehicle identification number in the painted surface”; and/or set an alarm or camera to catch thieves. You should also doublecheck your insurance to make sure it covers any theft.

If you do become a victim of catalytic converter theft, Nerdwallet.com suggests that you call your Wichita auto care expert to find out if it’s okay to drive without a catalytic converter. If so, drive only to the auto repair center. Contact the police and file a report, call the insurance company and take photos of the damage. Consider installing an anti-theft alarm on your replacement catalytic converter.

If you don’t have a Wichita auto care pro you can trust to replace your catalytic converter, contact the reliable auto service technicians at Tracy’s Automotive.

Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.

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