AYRES Muffler Brake and Alignment Can Replace Your Catalytic Converter

Here is a 2004 Toyota Prius. Our certified car technician is replacing two catalytic convertors. The timing for replacement has a lot to do with the care and maintenance of your vehicle (think of this as a friendly reminder to maintain your engine and check your fluid levels regularly). This Prius was brought into us with an error code for catalytic convertor inefficiency.

This particular car has two catalytic converters, so our car repair tech is in the process of replacing both. As you can see in this picture there is a catalytic converter on both ends.


In this photo you can see where the catalytic converter goes underneath the car.


Catalytic converters are required in all vehicles by federal law. They are required to pass smog tests. There is a belief in counties where there is no smog testing that catalytic converters are optional. In fact, it is a federal law, and they must still be installed. Car owners found to have removed their catalytic converters can face up to a $10,000 fine!

You and your passenger’s safety and comfort are important to Ayres Muffler Brake and Alignment. We treat all your vehicles like they are our own. Give us a call or stop by anytime. We always offer free inspections on:

  • Tires
  • Brakes
  • Scans (error codes)
  • Front Ends