The core function of catalytic converters
Catalytic converters are emissions control devices that convert toxic gases and pollutants in the exhaust gas to less toxic pollutants. And good air quality is very important for an individual’s overall health. In order to reduce air pollution, modern automobiles are equipped with a device called catalytic converters that reduces emissions of three harmful compounds found in car exhaust: Carbon monoxide (a poisonous gas). If your vehicle’s catalytic converters are failing or have gone bad, the “Check Engine Light” will illuminate on the dashboard. Modern vehicles contain air fuel/oxygen sensors which are able to monitor the efficiency of the catalytic converters by checking the exhaust’s gas levels. If these sensors detect the exhaust gases are not being catalyzed properly for whatever reason, the “Check Engine Light” will come on. The most common symptom of a bad converter is a lack of power in the engine, particularly when you try to accelerate the vehicle. The exhaust system of the vehicle contains the converter, which is why the engine’s performance is affected when the converter experiences problems. A failing converter means that fuel use will be impacted by the exhaust process. A bad converter could create a rattling noise, especially if the converter is internally damaged or just old. Often times, years of fuel mixing will cause the honeycomb meshes of the converter’s interior to break apart, which is why the rattling noise occurs. You’ll hear the noise when you start the car, but then the rattling will get louder as you continue to drive your car. Your car is driven still but performance drops drastically. It is very important to have because it helps your car to run efficiently. I am sure you don’t want a sluggish car, rather be safe than sorry.