Replacing your converter can cost over a thousand dollars, plus labor.

A-holes are stealing catalytic converters from cars and trucks in Tampa Bay at historic rates. Since 2019, thefts have increased by over 1,200%. That means your chances of starting your car only to hear a loud roaring noise underneath are very good. But there are ways to avoid the drama and expense of having your ‘cat’ stolen.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) will be offering two classes designed to help you keep your converter, one in Tampa and the oither in Clearwater. Class size is limited, so it would be best to confirm your participation as soon as you can. Attendees don’t have to be AAA members. Until the program happens, you’ll need to protect yourself with a few helpful hints. First, set up an appointemtn at a local facility to mark your converter with a special identification code that will help authorities idetify it in the event that it shows up at a scrap facility or in a police search. The code makes it very difficult to sell the unit to recyclers.
Another useful item in the war against cat stealers is the theft protection device. While many types exist, do a little research and watch YouTube videos to find out which ones work best. You have a choice between cables, cages and many other gadgets that are hard and time-consuming to bypass. If you don’t have the time or money to do such things to your car right now, there are free things you can do to lower your chances of becoming a victim. Park in well-lit areas. Also, try to park in such a way that makes it difficult to get under your car. Finally, consult your insurance provider and confirm that you are covered in the case of a stolen catalytic converter. Some converters, particularly hybrids and low-emissions vehicles, can cost over a thousand dollars to replace. Source:

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