Van Deadlock Solutions - Reducing Catalytic Converter Theft
Catalytic Converter Protection
Catalytic converter theft isn’t a new crime, but it has increased significantly in recent times. Police forces around the UK are now beginning to recommend to owners of any vehicle fitted with a catalytic converter to take precautions. Any vehicle fitted with a catalytic converter could be at risk so why not let Van Deadlock Solutions help protect this now before it’s too late.
Catalytic Converter Theft
Here are a few points you should know about Catalytic Converter Theft:
- Containing valuable metals, catalytic converts are targeted by criminals as they can be removed as quickly as 60 seconds.
- Your vehicles are most at risk in car parks. Statistics prove that they are frequently stolen at these locations. However, your vehicles are at risk anywhere.
- Commercial Vehicles are now commonly targeted as the metals on the catalytic converters are more valuable, but this doesn’t mean other vehicles aren’t at risk….
CAT GUARD - Protection from Theft
The Cat Guard is a commercial vehicle specific solution to secure the catalytic converter otherwise known as the diesel particulate filter from being removed as the system is held in place with fixings easily removed by using hand tools.
Precious metals found in the catalytic converter means that these are increasingly targeted by thieves. Commercial vehicles are particularly vulnerable to this attack as some catalytic converters are susceptible to quick and easy removal.
The Cat Guard is a commercial vehicle-specific solution to secure the catalytic converter otherwise known as the diesel particulate filter from being removed as the system is held in place with fixings easily removed by using hand tools.
Each tailor-made to suit your vehicle, and most utilise a baron chain and clamp to secure the exhaust system to a point on the chassis so this cannot be easily removed.
Cat Guard Key Features:
- Vehicle specific.
- Not suitable for electric or hybrid vehicles.
- Supplied with all required fixings, fittings, and instructions to enable a professional installation.
- Now including a 5-YEAR WARRANTY.
Protect your Catalytic Converter Today!
A van is broken into every 23 minutes.* Get protected today with Van Deadlock Solutions!
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* Source: RAC
Why steal a catalytic converter?
Most are located under the vehicle and only held on with bolts that can be undone and removed in minutes. In some instances, thieves will opt to cut them off, but the regularity of this method is far lower than most people are led to believe.
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.
Penalties are generally lenient if caught so criminals see stealing catalytic converters as low risk, but with high potential rewards.
Contact Van Deadlock Solutions
For a free, non obligatory quotation or some advice to protect your vehicle from Catalytic converter theft, Call Van Deadlock Solutions Today, for a friendly, reliable service.