(515) 964-9492
1329 SW Ordnance Rd Ankeny, IA 50023
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Midwest Mufflers & More provides Catalytic Converter Replacement services to Ankeny, IA, Bondurant, IA, Des Moines, IA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Catalytic Converter Replacement Services at Midwest Mufflers & More

Located on the underside of your vehicle, the catalytic converter helps clean up vehicle emissions before expelling them into the environment. Catalytic converters contain honeycomb-like structures coated with platinum and palladium that help minimize the harmful effects of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxide produced by your vehicle’s engine. These harmful elements pass through two stages: the reduction catalyst stage and the oxidation catalyst stage. During the reduction catalyst stage, nitrogen oxide is converted into oxygen and nitrogen gases while carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon is oxidized in the oxidation catalyst stage. The catalytic converter also relies on the oxygen sensor to detect the correct level of oxygen introduced in the oxidation catalyst stage. Routine exhaust system maintenance can help ensure your catalytic converter is always working optimally and reduce the likelihood of it releasing harmful and often deadly chemicals into the environment, or into the cabin of your vehicle.



Why Should You Have Catalytic Converter Replacement Services Performed at Midwest Mufflers & More?

Because of the role they play in passenger safety and emission control, catalytic converters are important exhaust system components. Without a catalytic converter, your exhaust system would release poisonous and dangerous gases, like carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxide. A damaged catalytic converter must be replaced at the first sign of trouble. Clogged catalytic converters are also dangerous. If you try to accelerate but your vehicle fails to speed up, the catalytic converter may be clogged, which will quickly cause your engine to fail. The smell of sulfur also indicates a bad catalytic converter. A damaged oxygen sensor can lead to the catalytic converter operating less efficiently and reducing its lifespan. If there is not enough oxygen, the harmful gases will fail to diminish, while too much oxygen can cause the converter to overheat and fail. Our service staff will conduct tests to determine the exact cause of a malfunctioning catalytic converter.

We proudly service the Catalytic Converter Replacement needs of customers in Ankeny, IA, Bondurant, IA, Des Moines, IA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Ankeny IA | Bondurant IA | Des Moines IA | and surrounding areas

Midwest Mufflers & More in Ankeny, IA

Midwest Mufflers & More in Ankney, IA offers affordable and reliable auto repair services in the greater Ankeny, Des Moines, and Bondurant, IA regions. Our team of skilled technicians are here to help you with your truck or car repair so that you can get on the road quickly and safely. Trust us for exhaust system and muffler work, tire services such as flat tire repair and spin balancing, belts, hoses, radiator work, engine tune ups, and more. We provide the best customer service when it comes to auto repair in Ankeny, Iowa - a tradition that has stayed with us since 1982. Local shuttle service available, 24-hour key drop, and complimentary post-care vacuum with engine service. If your muffler's broken, we can fix your needs!

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Phone: (515) 964-9492
Fax: (515) 963-4035
Address: 1329 SW Ordnance Rd
Ankeny, IA 50023
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