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    Service Overview

    The catalytic converter is an important part of your vehicle that reduces the toxicity of the engine exhaust. When a catalytic converter needs repair or replacement, this can pose serious health risks for you and your passengers.

    For catalytic converter repair and replacement in the Edmonton area, Park Muffler offers exceptional and comprehensive vehicle service. We guarantee the highest standard in repair and replacement work for all your engine needs! If you’re concerned about the current state of your catalytic converter, here are some signs you should watch out for as well as information about repair and replacement:

    Signs of a Broken Catalytic Converter

    Paying attention to your vehicle’s sounds, smell, and performance is key to determining if you are having an issue with your catalytic converter.

    Here are some signs you should watch out for:

    • Check Engine Light: The sudden appearance of your check engine light can mean many things, but it indicates an emissions issue. Have our professional technicians inspect your car right away if your check engine light comes on.
    • Increased Emissions: When your catalytic converter isn’t doing its job, your car will emit too much carbon monoxide – which is dangerous and should be remedied right away.
    • Strange Smells: If your exhaust smells like rotten eggs and burnt oil, your engine is emitting more fuel than necessary and not converting toxins into less harmful substances. Again, this needs to be dealt with immediately!
    • Rattling Noises: Rattling or clinking sounds coming from under your hood can indicate that your catalytic converter is broken and metal has broken off on the inside, which can eventually damage other components of your vehicle.
    • Holes: If you take a look at your catalytic converter and notice holes, it’s time to have it replaced. This is not a common sign of a broken converter but it can happen and your car won’t run properly with this problem.

    A broken catalytic converter is not an issue you can put off for another day. If you notice any of these signs, book an appointment with Park Muffler right away!

    Should I Repair or Replace My Catalytic Converter?

    Simply put, if you notice any of the above signs when it comes to your catalytic converter, it will need to be replaced. However, replacing your catalytic converter does not have to be an expensive ordeal! Aftermarket replacement options are available and more cost-effective than stock/OEM – but work just as well. Plus, they are significantly less prone to catalytic converter theft.

    Otherwise, it is possible to repair or clean a catalytic converter. This would be appropriate in cases where you are noticing decreased performance and gas mileage, poor acceleration, and a sluggish start. These issues are commonly caused by a clog in the catalytic converter.

    How to Fix a Catalytic Converter

    If your catalytic converter is showing signs of clogging, you have two options: Clean it yourself or visit a professional.

    You know which one we recommend but to give you an idea of what fixing your catalytic converter entails, here are the steps:

    • Lift your car up using a jack and locate the catalytic converter.
    • Spray the front and rear bolts with WD-40 and let them soak overnight.
    • Unscrew the bolts with a long socket arm and a standard wrench on the nut to hold it in place.
    • Placing the converter upright, spray brake cleaner inside. Let it soak and shake out as much liquid as you can.
    • Turn it around and repeat the process.
    • Let it dry and bolt it back into place.

    Because catalytic converters are prone to theft in the Edmonton area, they are notoriously difficult to remove. However, you can also try what is known as the “Italian Tune-Up” where you drive and keep the RPMs in the mid-to-high range for 10-30 minutes. This won’t harm the engine and may help clean out your catalytic converter.

    Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention

    Park Muffler designs and installs catalytic converter cages completely custom to your vehicle. These protect the care against catalytic converter theft. View examples of our cages below and contact our team to learn more.

    Our Catalytic Converter Services

    Our team of expert technicians at Park Muffler service vehicles in Sherwood Park, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, and Northern Alberta. We offer professional and comprehensive catalytic converter repair and replacement along with other mechanical services.

    If you’re concerned about the state of your catalytic converter, get in touch with us or book your appointment right away!


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    • Serving Sherwood Park, Edmonton, and area since 1979
    • 25-bay service centre
    • Experienced, licensed technicians
    • In-house financing
    • Same day service for most repairs and maintenance
    • Open Saturdays

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    What Our Customers Say

    I've had numerous vehicles worked on over the years at Park Muffler, and it is always the same, treated with respect and service was top notch.Big or small exhaust issues - take your vehicle there. Plain and simple.Thanks again Rahim, your efforts are noticed for sure!!~Jarrod.
    TwEeKeDXXII 22
    TwEeKeDXXII 2.
    00:08 17 Sep 22
    these guys/this place is absolutely amazing.the heart/care/consideration... i cant say enough really.ive not been to any business that is this good on all levels.go here for anything they offer.for real!!
    20:33 14 Sep 22
    Couldn't be more thrilled with my exhaust! I've been struggling for a couple years to find an exhaust that I was happy with. Admittedly it was a tall order for any shop (make a v6 challenger sound more like a muscle car than a tuner), so honestly my expectations were low, but Park Muffler knocked it out of the ball park. Great customer service, knowledgable staff, and fair pricing. Their Google rating was not an accident, would definitely recommend!
    Nathan Graham
    Nathan G.
    21:02 11 Sep 22
    **Update - the owner (Eddy) called me and asked me to meet him and looked after the service issue . I appreciate it....customer service like this doesn't happen often.
    Scott Murray
    Scott M.
    19:53 08 Sep 22
    I was very impressed with every aspect of my experience here. The service was friendly, prompt, professional, priced fairly, quality parts quality installation. Great job guys. Keep up the good work!!
    Charles Cook
    Charles C.
    03:21 30 Aug 22
    I would recommend this place to anyone needing work done on a vehicle. They did a comprehensive and fair estimate, ordered parts in quickly, did excellent and efficient work and MJ provided great customer service. They even stayed late to finish the job for my somewhat complicated vehicle. I had a very good experience with this company and team.
    Jacky Patterson Layton
    Jacky Patterson L.
    12:25 23 Aug 22
    These guys are amazing for anything exhaust related. Called at 12pm on Saturday knowing they close at 3. Fit me in at 1pm to do a full custom exhaust on my 2018 jeep srt even stayed late to finish it and made sure it was perfect. Highly recommend these guys and shoutout to Ed the owner of the shop gave a really good deal compared to other exhaust shops.
    Neil M
    Neil M
    21:57 20 Aug 22
    I called Park Muffler the other day because I had an exhaust leak in my car and wanted a quote to have it fixed. They told me to bring it in the next morning. Within a half hour of dropping it off, they already knew what was wrong and sent me the quote. Less than an hour after I authorized the work, I got the call to come pick it up. They do fast work, they’re honest with their pricing (no hidden fees), and they were wonderful to deal with the whole time (plus my car sounds so much better). Will definitely be back if I need anything!
    Lissette Gervais
    Lissette G.
    16:07 20 Aug 22
    I had a great experience at park muffler it was fast with great quality of work, I got a muffler delete on my Acura TL and couldn’t be happier, thank you Aleem for the work.!!
    ehab monzer
    ehab M.
    22:40 17 Aug 22
    Let me know how to save on buying brake lines instead of getting custom made. Respect
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    sara S.
    13:38 08 Aug 22

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