Installation of catalytic converter protection
Installation of Catalytic Converter Protection
Catalytic converters are increasingly becoming a target for thieves, as they contain precious metals like palladium and rhodium, which can fetch high prices on the black market. Replacing a stolen catalytic converter can cost more than a thousand dollars, and so it is important to take steps to protect your catalytic converter from theft. In this article, we will discuss the different ways you can protect your catalytic converter from being stolen.
Firstly, it is important to make it as difficult as possible for thieves to access your catalytic converter by installing a physical anti-theft system.
Secondly, you can also install external security measures to protect your catalytic converter. Motion-sensor security systems can be installed near or under your RV, and will sound an alarm if a potential thief is at work. However, these systems can be triggered by animals, and a thief can be gone by the time anyone reacts to the alarm. To make your RV more secure, it is a good idea to block access to the bottom of your RV as much as possible. This could be done by parking your RV in a well-lit area, or by parking it in a secure storage facility.
Finally, it is also important to mark your catalytic converter with your RV’s VIN. This will help police catch and the courts prosecute these thieves. You can do this by etching or welding identification on, or by using high-temp, high-visibility paint.
In conclusion, catalytic converters are becoming increasingly targeted by thieves due to the high prices of the precious metals they contain. To protect your catalytic converter from theft, it is important to install a physical anti-theft system, install external security measures, and mark your catalytic converter with your RV’s VIN. Taking these steps can help to protect your catalytic converter and save you the expense and hassle of replacing it.