catalytic converter

‘Etch and catch’ event aims to deter catalytic converter thieves

Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise in Rocklin, and Rocklin police are looking to help vehicle owners protect their property by offering a free etching event Saturday. On S ...

Why run that photo?

I heard, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” The Auburn Journal’s Dec. 30/31 picture, “Easy target for thieves,” to me, can fill volumes. I can’t help but think that ...

Easy, lucrative catalytic converter thefts vex Placer victims, law enforcement

AUBURN CA - Placer County’s wave of catalytic-converter thefts has hit motorists in the pocketbook. And at least one law-enforcement arm has acted to root out businesses buying ...

Converter theft demands action

Why is it that the state has done nothing to curb the theft of precious metals? (Recently) I was the victim of a catalytic converter theft. This is going to cost me $500 to replace ...

Celeb Trans Am cruises in for smog test

You’ve heard of “Big Oil.” David Blume would rather you hear more about “small corn.” The author of “Alcohol Can Be a Gas!” would like to see local ethanol makers le ...

Ask the Mechanic: Understanding the role of a catalytic converter

The average consumer usually doesn’t need to think about their catalytic converter. But for those required to pass a state-mandated emissions test, or smog check, the catalytic c ...