Warning has spread and in Spain national police There has also been a significant increase in complaints for stealing Catalyst in vehicles. No motorist safe from this new plague of subtraction, but they are pros Taxi drivers are facing the most trouble.
And it’s because the Toyota Prius, a car hybrid and little contaminant that’s become normal because of profit in the taxi union, it is one of the most Influenced for robberies. a criminal incident has occurred Shortage in the original spare part and the guild has revealed great Damage What does it mean for professionals to curtail their activity for as long as they can? Change Stolen piece One hopes that among the insurance paperwork, the availability of Replacement And repair in the workshop may take more than one Mess.
other’s friends have seen rock in theft and smuggling illegal of catalytic converters, a part intended for debug exhaust gases so as not to contaminate and contain precious metals Palladium, Platinum and Rhodium. and this new digging It is also very simple, because of its location in the exhaust system, the catalyst is very exposed under the car and just opened them or cut exhaust pipe with a radial saw take it apart in a few seconds.
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but the problem is not local and Repeat With the same process in many countries. so much so that i America The manufacturer company Toyota has made it available customers Some mentor Which makes it difficult to remove the catalytic converter. it’s a piece of plate Manufactured by Accessory Industries and sold as the brand Accessory Alternative and covers the area of exit where Prestigious Component.
other than this System similar to protection to hinder Thieves’ action. they are plates metallic, generally made of aluminum, similar to what is already offered by Toyota on the other side of the Atlantic or kit made of adaptable and cable that cages the catalyst protect him before the thieves’ trick.
In addition, some motorists have opted for more craft, by bars or rods welded to the chassis which makes it difficult the access to the originator. But, like the previous one, in Spain there is one crisis At the moment ITV is added at the time of passing and in general they are not officially part of homologated And its basic specifications have been added to the vehicle being changed.
catalyst theft is a new and Costly problem that already connects a lot of people Affect For motorists in these times and pros Taxi is another solution subtle because it depends on so many diverse factors ranging from measurement Offenses against supply of motor vehicle parts, by regulations of insurance companies and compatibility and periodic inspection of vehicles.