Warning - catalytic converters theft from motor vehicles

Published: 17 October 2019

We have had a recent spate of theft from motor vehicles in which catalytic converters have been removed and stolen. 

“It is commonly reported that theft is due to the trace element of expensive and rare metals that catalytic converters contain. This may be true in some instances but most thefts are thought to supply the spare parts black market. If a new replacement exhaust can cost upwards of £2000, a good condition, genuine, stolen part can sell for as much as half of this price with the end customer being unaware as to where their replacement part was sourced from”

Please can this issue be raised amongst your community and signpost CATLOC on your website.