We all try and do our bit for the environment, and surprisingly, our
cars are fitted with various parts which try and do the same. Catalytic converters help to remove
harmful gases from our exhaust system before they hit the air, which makes them a pretty useful
component. It's good to keep your catalytic converter happy, as it's often checked over as part of your
cars MOT. For best practice and to keep your vehicle in ideal condition, Car Services in Reading recommends you have
exhaust system checked at least twice a year for cracks, leaking joints, broken hangers, worn rubber
mountings, corrosion, failed gaskets and other damage or wear. After we have completed your inspection,
we will provide you with a written report and a quote for any work which is required. Over the years,
car manufacturers have been trying to find ways to reduce the harmful pollutants produced by vehicles.
In 1975 they came up with the catalytic converter – and this is now the most important part of a car’s
emission control system. In 1993 it became the law in the UK for new cars to be sold with catalytic
converters in order to meet European emissions standards, now cars are often produced with multiple cats
as standards become more stringent. The catalytic converter is beneficial not just to the environment
but also to your car’s performance. However, it’s essential to have it checked regularly as faulty cats
are expensive to repair. The Lambda sensor works in conjunction with the catalytic converter to
determine how much oxygen the car is using, so this also should be checked if you have an exhaust issue.