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Hopeful New Catalytic Converter Law Helps Us

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I am not a fan of government intervention, but I hope New York’s new law requirement on replacement catalytic converters meeting California standards, cure our comeback rate when using aftermarket cats.


Many cats are replaced not due to failure or check engine light but because of rust thru on the attaching pipes. After the cat is replaced (which sometimes is half the size of the OE cat) is installed, the car comes back a few weeks later with a cat code. It’s frustrating and bad for business.


I know this issue has been brought up before, but are there issues around the country concerning aftermarket catalytic converters?

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