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In a catalytic converter, the catalyst is coated onto a ceramic honeycomb or ceramic beads that are housed in a muffler-like package attached to the exhaust pipe.

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Catalytic Converters Buying And Selling Tips

What Is Catalytic Converter?

A catalytic converter is a device that uses a catalyst to convert three harmful compounds in car exhaust

into harmless compounds. In a catalytic converter, the catalyst is coated onto a ceramic honeycomb or

ceramic beads that are housed in a muffler-like package attached to the exhaust pipe. The catalyst helps

to convert carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. It converts the hydrocarbons into carbon dioxide and

water. It also converts the nitrogen oxides back into nitrogen and oxygen.

Who Buys Catalytic Converter?

There are many buyers in the market who buy recycled catalytic converter. Catalytic converters contain

a mix of precious metals inside a ceramic monolith with a honeycomb structure. Rhodium is used as a

reduction catalyst, Palladium is used as an oxidation catalyst, and Platinum is used both for reduction

and oxidation. That is why there are many buyers in market who buy catalytic converter.

Where To Sell Catalytic Converter?

New and used car dealers, automobile junkyards, muffler shops, and car repair shops all end up

with used catalytic converters on hand. It takes a recycling company with specialized equipment to

extract and separate the platinum from the converter’s internal honeycomb.

Recycling Catalytic Converter

You may not realize it, but catalytic converters contain a host of precious metals. So, instead of tossing

them out, recycle them!

Catalytic converters contain a range of precious metals and can fetch hundreds of dollars on the black

market. The fact that they contain valuable metals means catalytic converters are great candidates for

recycling. But do not rush to pull yours out when you go to sell or scrap your car. The easiest way to

recycle one is to leave it in the car and let the experts recycle it. It is not easy to remove the precious

metals from a catalytic converter, just as it is not easy to pull the tiny bits of gold from a circuit board.

If you happen to have a catalytic converter at home because you work on cars, we have some tips on

how to recycle them. Several companies allow you to mail in your catalytic converter in exchange for


Catalytic converter prices

Most scrap yards that take catalytic converters are generally going to offer you a price based on an

entire car that is being scrapped. You do have the option to remove the catalytic converter on your own

to scrap just this piece of a car as well. To get the best price, you will need to turn in the full unit. If it is


missing any part of its core, then it may be paid at a rate that is 25-75% of the going rate. Catalytic

converters that are completely hollow are paid at scrap steel rates.

The catalytic converter price list will then be based on the platinum, rhodium, and palladium trading

prices that are available on that given day. These are considered to be precious metals, so the trading on

them is more volatile than other scrap metals you will be able to find. There are the average prices to

consider, but always check of the current spot price.


Benjamin Harvey is a mechanical engineer specializing in automobiles, and is closely associated with

working and researching on catalytic converters. He is of the opinion that

is the best destination to sell catalytic converters.