FAST AND FURIOUS FELONIES:

FAST AND FURIOUS FELONIES:

Why Do People Steal Catalytic Converters?

CATCON THEFT

CATCON THEFT

is on the rise in the US. Here’s why.

MONEY

MONEY

The reason:

Catalytic converters contain three precious metals.

Platinum

Palladium

Rhodium

PLATINUM

PLATINUM

Rarer and more valuable than gold.

Used in jewelry, electrical contacts, laboratory equipment, pacemakers, and more

$975 PER OUNCE

$975 PER OUNCE

PALLADIUM

PALLADIUM

Another metal that is more precious than gold.

Used in jewelry, dental fillings and crowns, luxury watches, surgical instruments, and more

$2,400 PER OUNCE

$2,400 PER OUNCE

RHODIUM

RHODIUM

The most expensive precious metal on the planet.

Used as a catalyst for producing acetic and nitric acids, a protective coating for jewelry, and a glass-reinforcing alloy

$20,150 PER OUNCE

$20,150 PER OUNCE

Catcons are expensive, and their materials, even more so.

There has been a shortage of palladium and rhodium for years, and the Russia-Ukraine war only deepened the deficit.

Depending on the vehicle, thieves can get at least $200 for a stolen catcon.

5 to 10 minutes

5 to 10 minutes

A thief can take as little as

to steal a catalytic converter.

Most people don’t know their catalytic converters are gone 

until they hear a loud rattle upon starting their engine.

how can you protect your car?

how can you protect your car?

So...

Engrave your license plate number

Engrave your license plate number

on the catcon for easy tracking.

and set up your vehicle alarm.

and set up your vehicle alarm.

Park in a well-lit spot

Install an  anti-theft device with a shield

Install an  anti-theft device with a shield

or a plate that covers the catalytic converter.

Replace it ASAP. Keep in mind that driving without a catcon is illegal in every state.

EXPERIENCED CATCON THEFT?

EXPERIENCED CATCON THEFT?

NEED A NEW CATALYTIC CONVERTER?

NEED A NEW CATALYTIC CONVERTER?

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