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Protect Your Catalytic Converter – More Thieves Want Them

When you think of a car thief, chances are you imagine taking your entire vehicle in the process. However, a new report indicates that thieves target your catalytic converter for the precious metals it houses. As a result, you may wake up to find that a crucial component of your exhaust system is missing. According …
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$100,000 In Catalytic Converter Theft Spree Earns 1 Guy Fugitive Status

Stealing isn’t cool. But, if you are going to steal, at least do like Nicolas Cage and steal the Constitution or some crown jewels or something cool. Stealing car parts is uncool and boring. Stealing boring car parts? That is utterly ridiculous. Well, that’s exactly what two fellas in Pennsylvania have been up to. Over …
Catalytic converters
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What Is a High-Flow Catalytic Converter?

When it comes to modifying your car, you’re probably familiar with adding an aftermarket, free-flowing intake, larger headers, and an exhaust system with larger piping in order to gain more horsepower. But have you thought of modifying the catalytic converter to a high-flow unit? What does a catalytic converter do? Every car has a catalytic …
2021 BMW M3 is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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BMW Finally Rolled Back One of Its Most Hated Features

The motoring community has accepted BMW into their hearts as one of the most consistently exciting and driver-focused car makers in the world. Rear-wheel drive, (sometimes) manual transmissions, and plenty of power are the aspects BMW has built its name on. The new 2021 BMW lineup should make some buyers a little happier. Though the German …
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Toyota Prius Owners are Asking for a Recall Over a Popular Theft Item

You might think of the Toyota Prius as an “affordable hybrid,” but it’s actually more valuable than you think. Sure, it might only be priced in the mid-$20,000 range and its interior is not exactly Lexus quality, however, it’s what is on the outside that counts, more specifically, underneath the car. Unfortunately for many Prius …
Visitors look at the aftermarket exhaust of a sideways-turned car
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Do Performance Exhausts Really Increase Horsepower?

Improving the airflow to a car’s engine is one of the first, and often easiest, modifications many enthusiasts make. Another common mod is giving your car an aftermarket performance exhaust. Many OEMs, such as Ford, GM, and Toyota, even offer them as factory accessories. But does giving your car a ‘performance’ exhaust really do anything? …
Water coming from car exhaust
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Should I Be Worried About the Water Coming From My Car Exhaust?

Cars have an interesting relationship with water. Standing water, combined with road salt, leads to rust. And depending on where you live, rainwater can even cause paint damage. But we also need water to keep cars clean and prevent other kinds of damage. And water mixed with antifreeze helps keep modern engines cool. But it …