Catalytic converter theft: things you can do

For whatever reason, there has been an increase in the theft of catalytic converters in Colorado in recent months. If you have to park your car outside, there are a few things you can do to discourage the thieves:

  • Get your vehicle identification number etched into the catalytic converter.
  • Keep the area well illuminated.
  • Keep your car within range of a doorbell camera.
  • Talk to your state legislator about creating regulations requiring scrap metal dealers to verify the origin of the metal and establish sellers’ ID.

A loud roar under the car is a good indication that your catalytic converter might be missing. It gets louder as you step on the gas pedal.

We hope this doesn’t happen to you; but if it does, give us a call.