Table of Contents
- 1 What is the warranty on aftermarket catalytic converters?
- 2 Can you pass smog with aftermarket catalytic converter?
- 3 What will happen if a vehicle catalytic converter is being bypassed removed?
- 4 Is buying catalytic converters illegal?
- 5 Do you have to have a catalytic converter to pass emissions?
- 6 Are aftermarket catalytic converters exempt from emission control requirements?
- 7 Will an aftermarket exhaust converter work?
What is the warranty on aftermarket catalytic converters?
New aftermarket converters are required to have a five year, 50,000 mile warranty on the converter shell and end pipes. They are also required to be warranted to meet EPA’s emission performance standards for 25,000 miles when the vehicle is properly used and maintained.
Can you pass smog with aftermarket catalytic converter?
If an aftermarket catalytic converter does not comply with CARB labeling requirements, the vehicle will not pass a California smog inspection, and a smog certificate will not be issued.
What will happen if a vehicle catalytic converter is being bypassed removed?
You can generate more horsepower without it. Once the catalytic converter is removed from a vehicle, some models do experience a significant increase in power. This advantage occurs because the unit creates a source of back-pressure on the engine.
Does bumper to bumper warranty cover catalytic converter?
This type is the most comparable to the manufacturer’s original warranty, but it is really a far stretch to refer to it as bumper-to-bumper because there are many exclusions that would be covered under the factory such as shocks, belts hoses, light bulbs, batteries, emissions, airbags, catalytic converter, and others.
How do I know if my catalytic converter is under warranty?
The easiest way to find out if an emission component is covered under warranty is to contact your local dealer. The dealer can look up warranty information, including any additional warranties that may have been added to the vehicle since it was manufactured.
Is buying catalytic converters illegal?
In most areas, it is not illegal to sell a used converter, however when a converter fails on any auto, it is imperative that the correct (OEM) converter be installed as there are basically three different types of converters in use today, each with their own characteristics and cars generally will not operate properly …
Do you have to have a catalytic converter to pass emissions?
Only if the vehicle was built before catalytic converters were required. If the vehicle was required to have one, and it was removed, no, it will not pass.
Are aftermarket catalytic converters exempt from emission control requirements?
If an aftermarket catalytic converter is shown to be durable and meets vehicle emission control requirements, it is granted an exemption Executive Order (EO) that allows it to be installed on specific emission controlled vehicles.
What happens if you buy an aftermarket catalytic converter?
If the catalytic converter that you’ve purchased does not meet these regulations, then it’s worthless. Purchasing an aftermarket converter also runs the risk of a converter performing sub-optimally and falling short of an emissions test, even though it should pass.
Are used catalytic converters legal in California?
This means that no used converter can be legally advertised for sale, sold, or installed in California after this date. The links below provide additional information for manufacturers of aftermarket catalytic converters:
Will an aftermarket exhaust converter work?
A quality aftermarket converter should work. Whether it will last as long as an OEM part isn’t guaranteed. If your exhaust system has failed an emissions test or you notice a PO420 code, contact us at DeBoer’s Auto Sales & Service. We provide reliable, high-quality car repairs in Sussex and are exhaust-system experts.