Toyota 2020 Tundra owners know that your catalytic converters can be a major target for thieves – and it’s becoming an issue across America!
Unfortunately, catalytic converters are vital to your 2020 Tundra’s emissions testing and smooth performance. Without them, your 2020 Tundra will suffer.
Catalytic converters are an expensive part of a vehicle to replace, typically costing anywhere between $4000 and $7000 at a dealership.
Catalytic converter theft is a serious issue, but there are ways to prevent it from occurring in the first place. One effective solution for doing this is by installing catalytic converter shields on your truck.
Though it won’t stop every thief, it will deter them and make the process much more challenging. Additionally, it reduces the time it takes for a burglar to steal your catalytic converter.
The theft of catalytic converters is an increasingly prevalent crime across America.
Thieves often employ small, cordless power tools to take out car parts. It only takes them a few minutes for them to slip under your truck or SUV and pull out the catalytic converter.
Thankfully, there are steps you can take to help prevent thefts of your vehicle. One such measure is parking it in a garage or secure lot when not in use.
Another solution is installing catalytic converter locks on your Toyota 2020 Tundra vehicle to protect against theft of these valuable components.
Catalytic converter locks can be installed by a professional mechanic or you do it yourself. Some are simple to set up while others require more complex setups. If you decide to do it yourself, be sure to read all instructions carefully as not doing so could lead to product breakage or malfunctioning.
Your Tundra’s catalytic converters work to convert harmful gases into less hazardous by-products, while helping reduce carbon dioxide in its exhaust, helping keep Earth’s atmosphere clean.
The Tundra has four catalytic converters, two in front and two at the back. Toyota is known for using precious metals such as platinum, rhodium, and palladium in their catalytic converters to achieve lower emissions levels.
Thieves can easily take apart and resell a catalytic converter, but by engraving it with your vehicle’s VIN number, police will have an easier time tracking down and arresting the criminal in the future.
Etching a catalytic converter is an effective way of combatting theft, and it takes just 15 minutes with the right tool and tungsten carbide engraving bit. Not only is this inexpensive but it’s also relatively straightforward – anyone with access to a Dremel tool and tungsten carbide engraving bit can do it quickly and easily.
One of the newest and most innovative ways to safeguard your new ride is installing a wireless camera system. These devices can be installed quickly, giving you peace of mind knowing your vehicle will remain secure even when you least expect it. They come in various shapes and sizes; you’re sure to find one perfect for you at either your local dealership or online.
Catalytic converters are an integral part of any vehicle’s emissions control system, making them a prime target for thieves looking to take advantage of you. To protect your investment in a catalytic converter, Toyota of Braintree offers the latest and greatest theft deterrents – so come check them out in person and experience the difference firsthand!