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How long does it take to steal a catalytic converter?

When you get out to sit in your car, it's gone. It's not your car, your GPS system, or even your phone. Your catalytic converter is the "it." If you don't notice it right away, you will as soon as you start your automobile. Here you will get...

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Does insurance cover stolen catalytic converters?

Theft of catalytic converters from automobiles has increased dramatically during the pandemic, leading auto insurers to issue warnings as they process millions of claims and drivers to take notice and contact their insurance and repair. Several...

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Which cars are at risk of catalytic converter theft?

Thefts of catalytic converters have increased by nearly 400 percent since 2020! But why are thieves after it? Is it true that some car types are more vulnerable to theft than others? All of this and more can be found in the sections below....

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How much is a stolen catalytic converter worth?

While this has been going on for several years, the latest surge in catalytic converter theft could be due to the pandemic's economic upheaval. Furthermore, the lower foot traffic during this time may make it easier for criminals who don't want...

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Can I drive my car without a catalytic converter?

The catalytic converter is more durable than most other components in your modern vehicle. Because it must sustain high operating temperatures, it must be robust. However, rust, physical damage, or engine performance issues can cause it to...

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How much does a catalytic converter cost?

Perhaps you've suddenly noticed a strange odor coming from your car's exhaust, or maybe your fuel efficiency has dropped significantly. Whatever the case may be, you're counting and recounting the pennies in your piggy bank, thinking if the...

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Why do people steal catalytic converters?

Since 1992, catalytic converters have been standard equipment on the majority of gasoline vehicles, and since 2001, on diesel vehicles. This small vehicle item has generated a tremendous crime wave in recent years. It seems to have a lot to do...

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Choosing The Right Kind Of Tires For Chicago Winter

Choosing The Right Kind Of Tires For Chicago Winter

Tires For Chicago's Icy Slip and SlideChicago is essentially a slip and slide right now with all of this snow coming down (see below for Chicago's weather forecast). Of course with snow comes auto accidents. It's by no accident that we happen to be the authority...

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Ongoing Pandemic Having Effect on Auto Industry

Ongoing Pandemic Having Effect on Auto Industry

How the pandemic is changing how many do business The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is having adverse effects on almost every industry in the world, including the automotive industry. Many things have been forced to be changed in terms of how we conduct business and...

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Car Maintenance During Coronavirus Epidemic

Car Maintenance During Coronavirus Epidemic

What you can and cannot do during a lockdown With the continued spread of the Coronavirus, many industries have been affected in terms of how they conduct business. Many car owners wonder if they are allowed to conduct routine or even essential vehicle maintenance...

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Toyota Adds More Vehicles to Their Recall

Toyota Adds More Vehicles to Their Recall

Thousands of owners effected Toyota was forced to recall over a million more vehicles in addition to those models they previously included in the statement. The recall went into effect in January after a possible fault in the fuel pumps could cause engines to stall....

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