Did you know your Toyota Prius’ catalytic converter is loaded with precious metals, such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium? Thieves have figured out that this part is valuable and easy to steal, which is why catalytic converter theft is on the rise in Kent, Wa.
If stolen, the price of an OEM Prius catalytic converter is over $2100. Once you add gaskets, hardware, and an 02 sensor, the price climbs to over $2400—and that’s before installation and taxes, which easily pushes the bill well over $3000. If you have comprehensive insurance, you might only be out the deductible and hassle. But many people don’t carry comprehensive coverage on older cars, and replacing the stolen part with a new catalytic converter will cost you big bucks.
Theft Proof Catalytic Converter
We can install Cat Security on your 2004-2015 Prius, giving you a theft-proof catalytic converter. This simple procedure involves installing a strong aluminum plate on the car to make theft difficult. The plate utilizes the factory mounting already on your vehicle and can only be removed using special tools. Other advantages of installing this protection on your Prius include:
- Designed to give technicians the ability to make visual inspections when performing SMOG checks.
- Made from aluminum, a lighter material than all other converter security types.
- Heat extraction holes to allow for proper ventilation of the exhaust area.
- May increase gas mileage by improving underbody aerodynamics.
- No welding required.
Sleep better knowing your catalytic converter is protected 24/7 by calling the ASE-certified, AAA-approved professionals at Central Avenue Automotive. We can put the bad guys out of business and keep your car on the road! Give us a call at 253-854-6762 or request an appointment online.