What does a Catalytic Converter do?
We were asked recently asked "What does a Catalytic Converter do?" Welcome to Mercie J Auto Care, where compassion and craftsmanship come together. I’m Rick Smith, master certified technician. First of all, I want you to know
We were asked recently asked "What does a Catalytic Converter do?" Welcome to Mercie J Auto Care, where compassion and craftsmanship come together. I’m Rick Smith, master certified technician. First of all, I want you to know I am not a chemist so I will just tell you what a catalytic converter does based on my understanding. We have essentially 3 emissions, three gases that are harmful to us and we’re trying to clean up. We have hydrocarbons, which is HC. We have carbon monoxide, which is CO and we have NOx, which is oxides of nitrogen. What a catalytic converter does is it takes all of those gases and breaks them all up and mixes and back together and we end up with CO2 which is carbon dioxide, H2O, which is water and that’s why you see a lot of steam out of your exhaust especially in the winter time and then nitrogen is 79% of the air we breathe anyway. So that’s a basic explanation of what a catalytic converter does. It takes harmful gases mixes them up and makes gases that are not so harmful so that we reduce the emissions coming out of the car. I hope this been informational for you and thanks for watching. Until next time, safe travels and blessings to you.
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