Catalytic Converter Replacement
Catalytic Converter Theft Repairs
Security for your catalytic converter

G-Tech Automotive Repairs
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406 E. Foothill Blvd

Upland CA 91786


Catalytic Converter Theft

Catalytic Converter Theft is a real problem in California.  The Insurance industry is reporting that the Catalytic Converter is made of precious metals more valuable than gold.  Converters contain platinum, palladium and rhodium. Catalytic Converters are easy to steal, but expensive to replace.  Not to mention the time you lose when you need to get it replaced.

You may wonder how much is a catalytic converter worth stolen?  A stolen catalytic converter can fetch a few hundred dollars at a metal recycler, victims pay an average of $1,000 or $2,000 to replace it depending on the type according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Catalytic Converters are easy to steal.  Thefts are fast and simple.  The thief slides under the car and removes two or three bolts, or cuts out the catalytic converter with a reciprocating saw.  The saw is small and it only takes a couple of minutes and the part just falls out.  

Car types that are targeted for catalytic converter theft are many times vehicles like hybrids. Hybrids cars bring the most money because they contain more of the expensive metals.   Top selling hybrids models don’t have a matching all-gas equivalent may be most vulnerable because they are easier to identify.  Also trucks and SUV’s are targeted, due to the higher ground clearance which allows for easier access to the catalytic converter theft.

To help stop catalytic converter theft, G-Tech Automotive recommends installing a security device like the ones pictures on this page.  Cat Security is the provider of these security devices.  Excellent way to protect your catalytic converter.  G-Tech can order and install your device specifically for your type of vehicle. This metal device cover will shield your catalytic converter safely and give you peace of mind.

The G-Tech Automotive Shop is equipped to provide diagnostics, auto maintenance, engine repair, transmission repairs, electrical repair, brake replacement, battery replacement and tire repair or tire replacement.  Whatever your car repair needs are we can accommodate your vehicle.  We serve domestic or foreign cars.

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G-Tech Automotive Phone:  909-931-9070