Why Do Thieves Covet Catalytic Converters?

Why Do Thieves Covet Catalytic Converters?

Once a hated piece of emissions equipment, this is now a very sought-after part.

Converters run hot – very hot.  

This chemical process is created by three elements: platinum, palladium and rhodium.  

These elements are where the expense comes into play. Since these elements are expensive to mine and produce, the converters tend to be extremely expensive, hence giving them their high theft value.

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