Monthly Archives: February 2021

Does the Cat Shield Really Protect My Catalytic Converter On My Prius?

Does the Cat Shield Really Protect My Catalytic Converter On My Prius?

There has been a major uptick in stolen catalytic converter units from Prius vehicles, particularly in model years 2004-2009, but up to 2015 models have been targeted. The reason for these targeted thefts is the precious metals that the catalytic converter units are made of. What Is So Valuable In The Catalytic Converter The Toyota engineers specifically designed the catalytic converter on the Prius for reduced emissions, and it is done with the use of a precious metal called palladium. Palladium operates in the catalytic converter and takes harmful gasses and changes them into less toxic vapors. Due to the scrap and resale value of the catalytic converter, thieves are simply jacking the car up a few inches, then disconnecting the catalytic converter, and making off with it before the vehicle owner has time to call the authorities to intervene. In most cases, this theft takes less than three minutes to complete. The Cat Shield is specifically designed to bolt to the ... read more

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