Frequently asked questions about AutoCatalyst Market Canada
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AutoCatalystMarket.com is a unique resource where you can buy or sell catalytic converter, find out it's cost and other characteristics.

Our database contains more than 25 thousand catalysts and more than 50 thousand photographs. The catalog is constantly updated with new models, photographs and technical specifications that will useful for work.

Prices are calculated based on the content of precious metals in the catalyst.

The catalog provides an opportunity:
• Determine at a distance the cost of the catalyst by marking, without analysis for the composition of precious metals.
• Find out the price of the catalyst at today's price of platinum, palladium, and rhodium.
• Find buyers in your area to sell catalysts.

To sell a catalyst on our website:

1. Find serial number indicated on its body.
2. Enter this number in the search bar on our website.
3. Find out the real cost of the catalyst, depending on Pt, Pd, Rh quotes.
4. Sell it profitably to a buyer at the true price!

If you are a buying catalyst company, then we offer you to register in our catalog easily and absolutely free!

After registration, you will have advantages over competitors and easily get new clients!

Your company will appear in the Buyers list for potential customers in your area (in the catalyst search results). We also provide you with a customized web page to promote your business.

If you registered as a buying catalyst company, we recommend you improve the description of your Buying company in order to attract the attention of site customers who are interested in catalyst prices for its subsequent sale.

You can edit this information in your Personal account (find it in the upper right corner) in the section “Buyer“ / “Information“.

We recommend you to add the company logo, company photos, company description, and any written content or design material you may want to display.

If your company’s work is spread over several regions, please add each region using the “Add Country” button to get more customers.

The cost of the catalyst is based on the utilization price:

The number of pt/pd/rh precious metals is multiplied by the cost of metals (taken from the Kitco exchange) and by the monolith weight. Then from the price are deducted:
• manufacturing recycling costs;
• 1% moisture;
• losses during metal refining;
• logistics costs.

The Plan allows you to access Catalyst Prices. After the Price is opened, it is available for 7 days and is updated once a day in accordance with the changes in prices for precious metals.

Knowing the real cost of the catalyst, you can sell it at the true price!

On the "Catalyst Details" page, it is possible to add this catalyst to the Lists (by clicking on the "Add to Lists" button), as well as create any number of new Lists.

You can view all your Lists in your Account Profile. They are necessary in order to:
• get fast and orderly access to the catalysts you need;
• put down "Quantity" for each catalyst in the list;
• recalculate and fix the catalysts prices for the date you need;
• provide statistical links to lists to your clients;
• export lists to Excel;
• manage your lists (change the default list).

If you subscribed on the website, you can cancel your Plan on the Site directly in your Account Profile (on the Billing info tab). Opposite your Active Plan, click on Cancel Plan, and then confirm the cancellation.

If you subscribed through the App Store mobile application, you can Cancel your Plan in the device Settings > Apple ID > Subscriptions.

If you subscribed through the Google Play mobile application, you can Cancel your Plan in Google Play app > Subscriptions.

About catalyc convertors

A catalytic converter, also called a car catalyst, is an additional device that is introduced into the engine to reduce toxicity.

Its primary purpose is to oxidize toxic compounds contained in exhaust gases.

A catalytic converter is an integral part of the exhaust system of a vehicle. It is a rather valuable and important detail.

A catalyst is an element of an engine exhaust system designed to clean exhaust gases before they are released into the atmosphere. The need to develop this automobile motor assembly arose in 60s of the last century, when the world community was concerned about the state of ecology on our planet. Catalytic converter helps to reduce the percentage of harmful substances in exhaust fumes. These include carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons.

Today, vehicles are equipped with catalysts, which are made of noble metals. When the engine is running, exhaust gas heat up the catalytic converter. The temperature of catalyst becomes quite high. As a result, noble metals burn out harmful substances, percentage of which decreases.

• Long way to start.
• Car power reduction and acceleration.
• Rattling sound coming from vehicle beneath.
• Reduced fuel efficiency. With a faulty system, fuel consumption may be less profitable than before.
• Your car starts to consume oil faster.
• The dashboard gives a Check Engine signal about a possible malfunction of the detail.
• Smell of burning from the engine compartment.
• Gas smell. If you smell gas inside, this may be a sign of problems with catalytic converter.

• Use of poor quality fuel. Most often it is with a low octane rating.
• Mechanical damage to catalytic converter.
• Incorrect operation of ignition system (misfire).
• Thermal shock. Instant cooling of a hot catalyst while overcoming a puddle, for example, can cause cracks in ceramic element.
• Incorrect air-fuel mixture caused, for example, by a malfunction of oxygen sensor.
• Adding additives to gas. Cocktails from unverified manufacturers or impaired concentration can increase combustion temperature.

In case the situation has gone bad, do not wait long to minimize expenses to repair. At the first symptoms of a clogged catalyst contact a service station for a quality diagnosis. Get rid of your old catalyst and get paid for It!

The cost of a new catalyst is influenced by a number of factors, which should be considered:

• The price depends on which market a particular car was originally assembled. Better items are being delivered to European markets.
• The higher the class of a car, the better the catalyst.
• The longer the service life of a car, the less precious metals remain.
• Sports riding contributes to a more rapid "emptying" of a catalytic converter.
• Fuel. Some additives in fuel flush metals.
• Composition of precious metals in catalytic converters.

Production of catalytic converters is a rather expensive and complex process.
In addition, precious metal, as platinum is used as a chemical catalyst, which is able to withstand sulfur compounds.

For greater operational efficiency, palladium and rare-earth element rhodium is added to the platinum catalyst bed.

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