(217) 347-7718
1601 W. Fayette Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401

Effingham Tire & Auto Center provides Catalytic Converter Replacement services to Effingham, IL, Sigel, IL, Mattoon, IL, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Catalytic Converter Replacement Services at Effingham Tire & Auto Center

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 Effingham Tire & Auto Center?

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 Effingham, IL, Sigel, IL, Mattoon, IL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Effingham IL | Mattoon IL | Sigel IL | and surrounding areas

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Effingham Tire & Auto Center is an active member of the Effingham, IL community. Not only does our tire and auto repair shop offer name brand tires, wheels, auto repair, and brake services, but we also contribute actively to community causes and organizations located in and around the Effingham, Illinois area. Customer service is the foundation of our business and we deliver on our promise of great service by going above and beyond to delight our customers. Effingham Tire & Auto Center employs a well-trained staff of mechanics skilled in automotive repair as well as the sale and installation of tires for your car, truck or SUV. Custom wheels are available at Effingham Tire & Auto Center as well. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or vehicle. Maintenance and under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are delivered with great care and quality workmanship at our shop.

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Phone: (217) 347-7718
Fax: (217) 342-7201
Address: 1601 W. Fayette Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401

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