Stolen Catalytic Converters
It seems catalytic converters being stolen is on the rise again. We currently have three vehicles in the shop with stolen catalytic converters.
One client has been waiting since late November/early December for their parts to arrive from Japan. Since last week another client has been waiting on insurance to approve the claim. Toyota had a converter in stock for the latter vehicle, but it may not be there when insurance finally sends over approval. Last year, the latest client had theirs stolen, and over the past weekend, thieves took it for the second time.
I received another call about someone who had theirs stolen and unfortunately only had liability insurance, which does not cover converter theft.
If you are concerned about your vehicle's catalytic converter, speak to your auto repair shop and see what measures you can take to protect your vehicle.
If you do not have comprehensive insurance, talk to your insurance agent about getting some for your car.