Top Mechanics For Catalytic Converter Replacement & Repairs in Cambridgeshire
Garage in Cambridgeshire, 29 years of experience
After finishing college I jumped straight into independent garages. I built my skills and experience for a number of years before joining a Ford dealership. And working for various independent garages workin...
CHRIS, EARITH • 27th August 2019
MINI Mini Clubman • Catalytic converter replacement
Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 27 years of experience
I have been in the trade for 27 years. I began at a car sales dealership servicing the fleet of cars there and after this I moved to Vauxhall for 5 years and reached the gold level technician level After Vau...
Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 10 years of experience
I have been in the trade for over 10 years in both a full-time and part-time capacity. I have independent garage experience for a large part of my career. In 2017 I set-up my own business trading as Mida's ...
MICHELE, THRAPSTON, KETTERING • 24th January 2018
Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 10 years of experience
I began my career on the automotive industry over 10 years ago. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I offer repairs to all makes/models & repairs...
Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 8 years of experience
Qualified mobile mechanic with 8 years of experience working on various makes and models of cars. Specialising in VW/Audi brand
Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 15 years of experience
Have 15 years of experience as an mot inspector and can check if car is road legal and safe to drive
Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 14 years of experience
Hi my name is Shan I have 14 years experience in vehicle diagnostic and repairs on all types of vehicles. I am very skilled in repairing most makes and models including cars ,vans minibuses and 4x4’s. I ...
Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 16 years of experience
I done my apprenticeship at bates BMW main dealer. Since then I have worked at Independent garages. I have since decided to go out on my own as a Mobile Mechanic. I am able to offer a wide range of repairs i...
ROY, Essex • 20th March 2022
Lexus CT 200h • Additional work following previous booking
Mobile mechanic serving Cambridgeshire, 20 years of experience
Roadside Mobile Mechanics was set-up in 2018 as a new business by owner Joe Turley. Prior to this business, Joe has over 20 years mechanical experience working in both independent & main dealer garages as we...
After he explained everything in detail he quickly went to work and completed the job.
Excellent and quick service (by Joe) and without the hassle of having to drive to the garage.”
WERNER, Bromley • 19th December 2018
Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 20 years of experience
Jon owns and operates SMS Autocare and has been running the business for over 15 years in the Slough area. Prior to setting up SMS Autocare Jon completed his apprenticeship and was then a mobile mechanic for...
I got a text telling me a timeslot when the car was being picked up.. that happened
A Price it was going to cost ...that happened without extra costs .
And the invoice confirming as such and the car returned in more than reasonable time , none of this "Nah sorry mate we got the wrong bit in" , or "we couldn't fit it in today maybe next Thursday " or the one I had last week from a reputed specialist who I booked in with after having the car overnight " Our technician had a look and doesn't feel confident fixing it "
I'm really pleased with the services all round on this ...
Well worth the effort of putting a decent review up .
Being from the service industry myself the longer the review the more likely it's going to be scathing , not in this case though , it's all good in this hood
Nice one , I will return .
MARK, Berkshire • 10th June 2020
Ford Fiesta • Catalytic converter replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Cambridgeshire, 30 years of experience
I began my career with my apprenticeship in agricultural engineering and from there I have gained experience in working on plant, commercial and cars. In 2014 I set-up my own business trading as AS King Moto...
CHRIS, STIFFKEY • 12th November 2018
Garage in Milton Keynes, 10 years of experience
With Main Dealer trained mechanics and over 60+ years of experience between us, we here at GP Auto’s offer our customer excellent rates on all vehicle servicing and repairs. Combined with our friendly atmosp...
JOHN, Bedford • 29th October 2020
SEAT Ibiza • Catalytic converter replacement
Garage in Milton Keynes, 10 years of experience
I began my career through Mercedes Benz where I was for 1 year before moving the to AA for a year and onto OnTime Recovery Services for 2 years. In 2010 I took the decision after getting great previous exper...
Garage in High Street, Ufford, Woodbridge, Suffolk. , 26 years of experience
I started my career with a tyre business called Hemel First Choice Tyres in Hemel Hempstead for 5 years. I set up my own tyre business within Bury Road Garage in Hemel Hempstead for around a year. I moved to...
KELLIE, Thetford • 19th February 2018
Garage in Enfield, 30 years of experience
We provide MOT tests, servicing and car repairs on all makes and models in Enfield and surrounding areas. Catering for customers in Enfield, Cheshunt, Barnet and Southgate, we offer quality car servicing and...
Never used this app before and with this experience I will happily use again and request this business in particular.
Appreciate the great work done on my car,
LAURA, London • 11th August 2018
Peugeot 207 CC • Catalytic converter replacement
Frequently asked questions about catalytic converter replacement & repairs in Cambridgeshire
Read our answers to questions about catalytic converter replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What does a catalytic converter replacement in Cambridgeshire involve?
- Mechanic will read the ECU for catalytic converter and oxygen sensor related problems.
- Mechanic will inspect the catalytic converter for damage.
- Mechanic removes oxygen sensor for further check and removal of catalytic converter.
- If necessary, the catalytic converter will be replaced.
- Mechanic will advise if other parts need to be replaced.
- Mechanic will run engine, check catalytic converter operation.
- Mechanic will make adjustments where necessary.
What are the symptoms of a bad catalytic converter?
You'll know something might be wrong with your car's catalytic converter:
- When dark smoke is coming from the exhaust
- When the engine performance is significantly reduced
- When fuel efficiency is decreasing
- When you experience issues while accelerating
- When the smell of sulfur (rotten eggs) is coming from your car
- When the check engine light flashes up
How long does it take to replace a catalytic converter?
On average, catalytic converter replacement times can range from just over 1 hour to 1.7 hours with an average of around 1.2 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
Is a bad catalytic converter an MOT failure?
If the catalytic converter is faulty and emits toxic pollutants above the legal limits then normally the car will fail its MOT.
How to protect your Catalytic Converter from theft in Cambridgeshire
There are ways to prevent the theft of your catalytic converter, mainly by making it harder to access and remove it. Below are a few suggestions on how to deter thieves or at least slow them down:
- Parking closer to walls, other vehicles or close to the kerb, to make climbing under your car more difficult.
- Marking the catalytic converter with an engraved serial number can allow easier tracing as well making it harder to sell
- Welding the bolts if the converter is bolted on. This does not stop thieves but makes it harder to remove the converter using only a spanner. The downside to consider is that it not only makes it harder for thieves but also mechanics when they are working on your exhaust system.
- Get a protective cover fitted to make it more difficult for thieves to remove the converter
- Get a catalytic converter alarm which is set off when the catalytic converter is tampered with
- Increased security measures, e.g. if possible park in a lockable garage, fencing, park in well-lit areas or CCTV ?
Why does catalytic converter theft happen in Cambridgeshire?
Catalytic converters contain valuable and expensive metals, palladium and platinum, which makes them a target for theft. As the price for these metals increases the numbers of catalytic converter theft go up as well.
As part of the exhaust system, they are relatively easy to access, especially in taller vehicles which are further off the ground.
Catalytic converter theft not only leaves you with the cost of replacing it, but you will also need to take care of any other damages that are caused by the act of removal.
Is catalytic converter checked during an MOT test?
Yes, the catalytic converter will be checked along with other parts of the exhaust emissions system. Depending on the age and fuel type of the vehicle, it will be checked that it meets all the rules regulations in regards to the relevant emission standards.
Can Cambridgeshire garages offer home collection and delivery for catalytic converter replacement?
Yes, many garages in Cambridgeshire are able to offer collection and delivery for a catalytic converter replacement. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a catalytic converter replacement in Cambridgeshire.
Can Cambridgeshire mobile mechanics do catalytic converter replacement at my home or office?
Yes, Cambridgeshire mobile mechanics can do a catalytic converter replacement at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.
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Mechanics in and around Cambridgeshire
- Cambourne Autoworx Ltd, Upper Cambourne
- KJL Motors Ltd, Cambridge
- KLM Cars And Commercials, Cambridge
- M-Tech Auto Care, Cambridge
- Sawmoco Ltd, Sawston