Catalytic converters are directly responsible for turning a vehicle's harmful emissions, such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and hydrocarbons, into water vapor, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen (N2) gas, which are all more stable and environmentally-friendly compounds. If a catalytic converter stops working, it can lead to decreased fuel efficiency, intermittent stalling, engine misfires, reduced performance, and increased emissions, which can lead to a failed smog check.
If you have recently failed a smog test, or suspect that your catalytic converter needs to be replaced, bring your vehicle to Advanced Auto Care. We're a STAR-certified smog check station in Lake Elsinore that is authorized by California's Bureau of Automotive Repair to offer both smog testing and repairs for all makes and models of cars, trucks, and RVs. If your vehicle fails the smog check, our highly experienced, ASE-certified automotive technicians will use state-of-the-art diagnostic testing to determine if it was because of a malfunctioning catalytic converter or another component of your exhaust system.
At Advanced Auto Care, we provide upfront, competitively priced quotes and back all emissions-rated repairs, including catalytic converter replacement services, with a parts and labor warranty for three years or 36,000 miles. Walk-ins are welcome to stop by our auto repair shop in Lake Elsinore for smog inspections and catalytic converter repair services between 7am and 5pm, Monday through Friday; however, appointments are always encouraged so that we can provide you with priority service. Additionally, we offer a free shuttle service within a 7-mile radius of our shop. We accept cash and all major credit cards, offer six-month financing through Synchrony Bank, and meet the requirements of the Consumer Assistance Program if you are interested in qualifying for California's state subsidy for emissions-related repairs.