We will pay cash for your converters – contact us today for a quote and get the most for your cat!
Selling your catalytic converters can be a difficult task. There are over 2000 different types of converters manufactured today, which means unless you are educated, it is very easy to be taken advantage of when selling. At Envirometco Inc., we strive to educate and inform our customers on the various grades of catalytic converters, as well as keep our team up to date on the ever changing markets. Catalytic converters contain various amounts of precious metals which have constantly changing values in the market; our precise grading systems allow us to pay the most for each and every cat we buy. We want our customers to leave happy and recommend our services to others, so we always ensure each customer receives the service and value they deserve.
Please contact us today to learn more about catalytic converter grading, and how our team can help you.
FAQ's about Catalytic Converters
Why are Cats so valuable?
Catalytic Converters are attached to the vehicles exhaust system to control emissions. Each converter contains different amounts of precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium. The value of these metals are constantly changing, which is why the value of the cats can change so frequently.
How do I know what my catalytic converter is worth?
There are a couple of ways we can appraise the value of your cat. The best way to appraise a catalytic converter is for you to bring it in, or have us come evaluate it. We can give you the most accurate quote by actually seeing and feeling the cat. It is important that the cat is full; if it is not full, the value can decrease by quite a bit.
The next best thing to actually seeing and feeling the cat, would be a photo. If you have the ability to take a photo of the cat(s) you would like to sell, you can send it to our email account [email protected] From there we can try to give you an estimate based on the details and image you provide.
Another option is for you to contact us through our website. There, you can fill out the necessary information regarding your material, and we can give you an estimate based on the details you provide. We would be happy to speak to you over the phone or through email; however, it can be difficult to evaluate the cat without seeing it.
Should I cut it open and send/deliver the contents of the converter?
NO! Never cut open a catalytic converter. By cutting it open in any way, you can risk loosing some of the precious material inside the cat, which in turn will lower the value of your converter when recycling.
Why do different kinds of cats vary so much in price?
Each converter contains different amounts of precious metals such as platinum, palladium and rhodium. These metals values are constantly changing, which is why the value of the cats can change so frequently.
How do I tell when a cat is after market, and what is an after market cat worth?
It is hard to give a universal answer to distinguish an after market catalytic converter from orginal equipment. There are however a few signs to tell whether or not your cat is OE or after market. An after market is typically smaller than an OE cat, and is much lighter as well. Without an OE cat to compare to however, you may find it difficult to tell if it is lighter or not. Sometimes, there will also be welding marks on an after market because they have to weld them to cars when they are replaced. This will sometimes be the case if they replace a cat with a used OE as well so it doesn't always mean it is an after market.
After market cats are worth significantly less than original equipment because they do not contain large amounts of precious metals like original equipment cats do.
The best way to find out whether your cat is OE or after market is to contact us so we can grade the cat, and let you know the value of the material.