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152 Reviews

Garage in Cambridgeshire, 32 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...

40 Reviews

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...

198 Reviews

Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 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...

61 Reviews

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 ...

25 Reviews

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...

115 Reviews

Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 9 years of experience

Qualified mobile mechanic with 9 years of experience working on various makes and models of cars. Specialising in VW/Audi brand

248 Reviews

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

66 Reviews

Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 25 years of experience

I began my career with a Jaguar specialist where I completed my apprenticeship and was there for 4 years in total. I worked with French car specialist for 6 years and subsequently I worked with different gar...

101 Reviews

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 ...

169 Reviews

Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 17 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...

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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...

16 Reviews

Garage serving Cambridgeshire, 15 years of experience

VIMS AUTO REPAIR LTD is a family-run garage based in Dartford, Kent. All of our technicians and mechanics have many years of hands on experience in the industry as well as being fully trained and qualified. ...

23 Reviews

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...

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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