It’s happening everywhere, all the time. Theives are stealing catalytic converters from vehicles, going as far as sawing them off of brand new cars on dealer lots. Now, they’ve found another way to get their hands on the high-dollar items. They dropped by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and ripped off their converters, too. The timing could not have been worse, considering that the non-profit organization kicks off its summer programs today. The buses are normally used to transport kids to and from summer camps, which they were unable to do last year due to the pandemic. While the damaged vehicles can be fixed, it’s not cheap. Each bus will cost about $1,400. Catalytic converters are very expensive because of the precious metals that are held within them. Rhodium, which is needed for every converter, costs over $20,000 an ounce. While it’s impossible to eliminate the risk of having your catalytic converter stolen, there are ways to lower the chances. First, park in well-lit and heavily trafficked areas. Also, look into aftermarket theft deterrant kits that wrap the converter in a wire cage, making it more difficult and time-consuming to steal. In the meantime, Tampa Bay Boys & Girls Club is accepting donations and thanks you in advance for your help. Source: ABCActionNews.com
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