Yearly Archives: 2022

Catalytic Converter Theft and Protection

Catalytic Converter theft is at epidemic proportions here in Colorado.  Thieves can get big dollars for stolen converters from recyclers and scrap yards.  As of this writing the current prices per ounce for metals found in converters are $975 for platinum, $2100 for palladium and over $15,000 per ounce for rhodium.     Question:  How much has catalytic converter theft increased in the past few years?  Answer: According to the Denver Post, thefts of catalytic converters in Colorado skyrocketed 5091% from 2019 through 2021 according to the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority in the state Department of Public Safety. Question: What can I do to protect my catalytic converter from being stolen? Answer: Jeno’s Auto Service along with Triple AAA and law enforcement are partnering together to deter catalytic converter theft. Jeno’s will acid etch a serial number onto a ... read more

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