“Catalytic converters, which help control the exhaust emissions from your engine, can cost well over $1000 to replace. With no serial or VIN number from the manufacturer, catalytic converters are an easy target for theft,” AAA said.
Colorado offers free catalytic converter theft prevention called a Catguard.
It’s a non-removable label that goes on your catalytic converter that has an ID number that will be registered in the theft prevention database.
APD said the number attached to your catalytic converter can be searched by police, salvage yards, and recyclers.