Why Do They Steal Catalytic Converters?
Catalytic converters reduce harmful exhaust system emissions by turning pollutants into harmless gasses. Catalytic converter theft occurs because they contain precious metals. They are valuable to metal dealers. Thieves sell them to scrap yards for hundreds of dollars. Cut off with oversized tubing cutters or saws, and various hand tools. It depends on accessibility. How ever the catalytic converter is bolted or welded in, removal can take minutes. Shields, and Cable harnesses can be installed to deter thieves.