So, why do thieves steal catalytic converters? And how can you protect your car from this type of theft?
The answer to the first question is simple: money. A catalytic converter contains precious metals like palladium and rhodium, which can be sold for a high price. In fact, a thief can make hundreds of dollars by selling a stolen catalytic converter on the black market.
The answer to the second question is a little more complex. You can do a few things to protect your car from catalytic converter theft, including parking in a well-lit area, parking in a garage or carport if possible, and engraving your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the converter. You can also invest in an anti-theft device.
Catalytic converter theft is on the rise. Taking these precautions can help deter thieves and keep your catalytic converter safe.