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Long Beach Bixby Knolls, Catalytic Converter Repair


Catalytic converters are an essential part of a vehicle’s exhaust system found in most modern cars. Their purpose is to convert harmful exhaust gas particles into harmless water vapor and CO2 through the use of a catalyst, typically made of precious metals such as platinum, rhodium, or palladium, making them a target for theft.

Fixing a catalytic converter can be complex and should only be performed by experienced professionals like Orozco’s Auto Service in Long Beach, Bixby Knolls. The process may involve welding and replacing the vehicle’s oxygen sensors. The main cause of catalytic converter damage is short trips that don’t allow the exhaust to reach high enough temperatures for proper burn-off of deposits. To prevent this, it’s recommended to take the vehicle on a 15-minute highway drive regularly.

Signs of a failing catalytic converter include a check engine light, reduced power and fuel efficiency, a sulfurous odor, backfiring or misfiring, and a rough engine. If the converter is not working correctly, the check engine light will turn on and the engine’s performance and fuel efficiency will decrease. Severe clogging of the converter will result in a flashing check engine light, potential engine stall or non-start, and internal engine damage from back pressure. A vehicle with a faulty catalytic converter will fail a smog test and cannot be registered.

At Orozco’s Auto Service in Long Beach, Bixby Knolls, we recommend addressing any catalytic converter problems quickly to avoid expensive repairs and engine damage. Regular maintenance, including highway drives, can prolong the converter’s lifespan and save money in the long run. If you suspect your catalytic converter is not functioning properly, Orozco’s Auto Service can help. Our ASE certified mechanics are trained to repair all types of vehicles and our repairs come with a 24/24 nationwide guarantee. call Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Bixby Knolls today at 562-427-4256. Remember to always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!

Orozco’s Auto Service Long Beach / Bixby Knolls – Los Angeles County CA
3619 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA USA
Call Today: 562-427-4256 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair

Orozco’s Auto Service has five convenient locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties Long BeachBellflowerGarden Grove or Fullerton!

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: 7:30AM – 5:30PM
Sat: 7:30AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: Closed


  • 3619 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach
  • 562-427-4256
  • 9665 Alondra Blvd. Bellflower
  • 562-920-1871 & 562-920-1873
  • 3033 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach
  • 562-426-6322
  • 1018 W. Orangethorpe Ave. Fullerton
  • 714-525-3239
  • 12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove
  • 714-537-0076
  • New Location Coming Soon

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We service the following cities and surrounding areas

Long Beach, Bellflower, Compton, Artesia, Carson, Cerritos, Downey, Lakewood, Norwalk, Paramount, Signal Hill, Wilmington, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Orange County

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