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Plaza Tire & Auto Service provides Catalytic Converter Replacement services to Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Catalytic Converter Replacement Services at Plaza Tire & 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 Plaza Tire & 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 Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Colfax CA | Grass Valley CA | Nevada City CA | Penn Valley CA | and surrounding areas

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Plaza Tire & Auto Service

Plaza Tire and Auto Service is a pillar of the community. Plaza Tire and Auto Service is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Penn Valley, California area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. Plaza Tire and Auto Service employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at Plaza Tire and Auto Service. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Plaza Tire and Auto Service website or call us for personalized service.

Plaza Tire and Auto Service has four locations providing quality automotive products and services to customers in Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA, Grass Valley, CA, and surrounding areas. Plaza Tire and Auto Service is the leading seller in Penn Valley, CA for these tire brands Cooper, Goodyear and MICHELIN® and offers some great discounts on them. Plaza Tire and Auto Service also offers services in Tires, Auto Repairs and Wheels for the communities of Penn Valley, CA, Colfax, CA, Grass Valley, CA and Nevada City, CA. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!