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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 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. 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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    • Family owned and operated
    • 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
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    What Our Customers Say

    I had a really good experience with these guys. I met/spoke to Ed. He is the Owner/manager. Super nice guy, I took in my car for brakes. Got it back the same day. If you are looking for a good and fast service, this is the shop for you.
    LionS_Official
    LionS_Official
    15:44 04 Jul 22
    Ed is a great guy and still going strong.
    C D
    C D
    13:54 04 Jul 22
    These gentlemen have helped us out on a number of occasions. We have never felt like we were taken advantage of and have always walked away confident in the service that was provided. When in dire straits with our vehicles, this is the first mechanic we think of. I was first referred there by my car's dealership .... It would have been hundreds more at the dealership and they were trying to save me a buck or two. My wife's family has gone there for decades.
    David Kai
    David K.
    16:24 02 Jul 22
    Was referred to park muffler by another Edmonton mechanic to get the exhaust repaired and an oil change on my sprinter van after Mercedes west Edmonton tried to gouge me. This is an Absolutely Fantastic shop!! staff was amazing, competitive pricing. Got me In and out in a reasonable amount of time. Well worth the drive from the city.
    Junior
    Junior
    17:39 30 Jun 22
    These guys are so good! They’ve treated me nothing but well. Definitely recommend them, they always keep you updated on the progress, invite you in to come check your car and approve that that’s how you want it rather than just do it. Nothing but love for these guys! Definitely will continue to drive out of the way just to use them!
    Malcolm Melanson
    Malcolm M.
    04:31 30 Jun 22
    I had my catalytic converter stolen and park muffler took care of everything. When I called he said bring it in and we will take care of the rest. They called my insurance and called me when it was done. Park Muffler had the parts in stock. They could of did it that day but with insurance it took a day.I didn’t deal with anything including my insurance. I just let them know and where it was getting replaced. Highly recommend these guys ☺️
    Jaqui La Rose
    Jaqui La R.
    22:17 26 Jun 22
    They were and always are reliable and looking to solve the problem not beat around it
    Kaden Nichols
    Kaden N.
    05:19 23 Jun 22
    Beyond outstanding results from park muffler! Ed was very friendly, honest, provided excellent customer service and treated us like we were family. I took my 2018 F-350 to get new exhaust tips put on and couldn’t be anymore satisfied. Park muffler made sure that they were exactly the same on both sides unlike other shops! 11/10 would recommend park muffler to anyone if you are looking to get the job done perfectly and with lots of care! We all left park muffler with a smile and are looking forward to going back!
    Kevin Cowan
    Kevin C.
    23:27 15 Jun 22
    writing this review on behalf of Honey Bunny Christian Daycare You guys are amazing, fixed our daycare van after vandals, damaged our daycare vehicles. kept your card will definitely refer
    Ashlee Ruetch
    Ashlee R.
    17:30 13 Jun 22
    PARK MUFFLER DID AN AWSOME JOB ON MY EXHAUST, DUAL TIPS AND EXHAUST INSTALLED. ALL THE BENDS AND WELDS WERE TOP NOTCH, I ALSO GOT COOLING SYSTEM FLUSH. MY TRUCK SOUNDS NICE AND RUNS COOL. THANKS GUYS GREAT JOB!
    Hugh Nugent
    Hugh N.
    19:06 12 Jun 22

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