In business since 1987, Auto Specialty of Lafayette is your complete auto repair shop that repairs, replaces, and rebuilds exhaust systems and catalytic converters. Properly installed and maintained exhaust systems help reduce the emission of harmful pollutants into the atmosphere, decrease noise, and provide better fuel economy. If you’ve noticed any of the following issues, you may need our help:
- “Check Engine” Light Stays On.
- Lack of Power.
- Poor Fuel Economy.
- Rattling Sounds when Accelerating.
- Failure on Emission Test.
Don’t let the little issues turn into catastrophic ones. If you think you have a problem with any part of your exhaust system, including your muffler, oxygen sensor, resonator, gasket, exhaust pipe, or catalytic converter, contact us at (765) 477-7300 for your exhaust inspection. We also repair and replace brakes, suspension systems, tires, and diesel engines.
Trusted Car and Lightweight Truck Mechanics
Auto Specialty of Lafayette believes that excellent Service + Honesty = Trust, which is why we do not mislead you into doing unnecessary work on your imported or domestic vehicle. Having over 30 years of experience, our certified mechanics perform the proper detective work when diagnosing your vehicle’s ailments instead of simply throwing parts at the problem hoping it gets fixed along the way. Our state-of-the-art wireless car diagnostic equipment also assists us in solving your vehicle’s problems to assure that they will be solved the first go-around.
Catalytic Converter Repair
A catalytic converter, especially on older vehicles with over 100,000 miles, can fail for several reasons, including the following:
- Failure of the Oxygen Sensor
- Irregular Car Maintenance and Tune Ups
- Excess Fuel Entering Exhaust
- Corroded Spark Plugs
- Faulty Check Valves
- Oil, Antifreeze, and Coolant Entering Exhaust
When the catalytic converter fails, your vehicle will perform poorly and burn fuel at an alarming rate. Don’t wait until complete failure—if your “check engine” light has come on, bring the vehicle into our car shop for a complete inspection. Often times, a full catalytic converter replacement may not be necessary. Some issues may be the cause of a faulty code reading or oxygen sensor. Auto Specialty of Lafayette understands this, which is why we check all other options before replacing a catalytic converter. Why spend money on labor and parts when a simpler, less expensive repair is available?
For any work on your exhaust system, including the replacement of a catalytic converter, Auto Specialty of Lafayette has the tools, knowledge, and experience to assist you. We are also a certified diesel mechanic shop that does work on imported and domestic diesel-engine automobiles in the Lafayette, West Lafayette, Delphi, Fowler, Crawfordsville, Attica, and all surrounding areas. Contact us at (765) 477-7300 if you need work on your exhaust system.