Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise in U.K.


Fleet News - August 17, 2011

Thieves and orga­nized crim­i­nals in the U.K. are tar­get­ing vehi­cle cat­alyt­ic con­vert­ers for their pre­cious met­al val­ue. If prop­er­ly recy­cled, they can be worth between £50 and £100. A new cat­alyt­ic con­vert­er can cost more than £2,000 to retro­fit. Keep­ing vehi­cles garaged or parked in well-lit, cam­era-mon­i­tored areas is the best advice. Sev­er­al com­pa­nies offer indeli­ble mark­ing which can ren­der the parts less attrac­tive to thieves.