Catalytic converters are emissions control devices that are in the exhaust system underneath the vehicle. They contain valuable metals, which thieves turn in for cash. Replacing the devices can cost vehicle owners thousands of dollars. Here are some ways you can avoid becoming a victim or catch the thieves committing these crimes:
- Park in well-lit areas.
- Park in a garage or fenced area.
- Use an alarm or camera to catch thieves.
- Install an anti-theft device.
- Report suspicious activity to police.