Catalytic converters ( Cats ) have been in use in Australia since the introduction of unleaded fuel in 1986. Their function is to remove harmful gasses from the exhaust emissions, namely nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons.
Accident damage, excessive fuel/air mixture, coolant, poor fuel quality, incorrect fuel are just some of the causes of cat failure. It is important to note that the failure of a cat converter is the result of a problem ‘upstream’ of the cat, and that merely replacing the cat will not resolve the cause of its failure.
It is illegal to remove a catalytic converter from a registered vehicle’s exhaust system and will render the vehicle unroadworthy.
At Melville Muffler and Brakes, we have years of experience with the replacement of catalytic converters. Bring your vehicle in for a free inspection and we can assess the current condition of your cat, and advise you on the options available for replacement.
We will be a more competitive option than dealer fitted (OEM) parts.