Catalytic Converters

Has your engine been performing sluggishly recently? This can be due to catalytic converters malfunctioning. If that’s the case, then your vehicle needs to be inspected as soon as possible. Bring your car over to Trickett Welding and we’ll take care of the issue promptly. You can book it in now by calling 01202 625 050!

Potential Issues with Catalytic Converters

Your exhaust produces emissions that can be damaging to the atmosphere if they are released into the air. Catalytic converters are designed to substantially reduce the amount of harmful pollutants getting out.

This is achieved by taking the gases – hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides – and converting them into water vapour. All petrol cars manufactured after 1993 need to have one of these catalytic converters fitted to the exhaust.

Catalytic converters include a core of ceramics riddled with pores that measure less than one millimetre. These pores have been coated with powdered catalysts that contain several metals, including platinum, rhodium, and palladium.

Because they’re close to the engine, they heat up and the chemical structure of exhaust gases passing through it changes in a way that smog is removed. It will be turned into nitrogen and oxygen instead.

What to Look Out For

Most problems with catalytic converters stem from temperature changes in the exhaust system and they need to be checked sooner rather than later. The converter can become a lot less effective if the problem is left unattended for too long.

If you do need catalytic converter repairs, then the place to come is Trickett Welding. We will carry out an exhaust check and advise on the best course of action to get the problems resolved quickly, affordably, and comprehensively. Catalytic Converters

In some cases, catalytic converter replacements are required due to a fault in the engine’s management system. Our team has access to the latest diagnostic equipment, so we will get to the bottom of the problem and ensure that no further damage is caused.

Trickett Welding advises a check-up and possible catalytic converter repair if you have recently noticed any of the following symptoms in your car:

  • Dark Exhaust Smoke
  • Excessive Heat Under the Vehicle
  • Reduced Acceleration
  • Sluggish Engine Performance
  • Smell of Sulphur or Rotting Coming from the Exhaust

Reasons to Choose Trickett Welding for a Catalytic Converter Repair

The majority of modern cars have diagnostic systems in place that utilise oxygen sensors in order to detect changes in the exhaust fumes. A red light flashing up on your dashboard should therefore notify you about possibly needing a catalytic converter replacement.

Prices vary significantly depending on your vehicle’s model, its engine and the exact type of converter involved. You can be assured, however, that our prices are always very competitive and affordable.

Here at Trickett Welding, we take great pride in our work. Our engineers are highly skilled and have several decades of combined experience to draw from. Our aim is to ensure that your vehicle is fully functional and roadworthy at all times, in line with manufacturer recommendations.

Whether you’re having an issue with your converter that needs an immediate fix or you’re looking for a reliable garage to carry out an inspection, we’re the place to call. Before any work begins on your vehicle, you’ll get a full quotation, so you see exactly what will be carried out, with no hidden surprises.

Contact Us if You Need a Catalytic Converter Replacement ASAP

For the true experts at catalytic converters, bring your vehicle over to Trickett Welding. You can book your car in by either calling 01202 625 050, emailing or filling in our form online. We’ll be in touch shortly with a confirmation!