Does facility replace CC's that are the correct type based on
Yes--The facility does either 1 or 2 below.
- routinely check a converter catalog or chart to
ensure the correct type converter (i.e.,oxidation,
three-way, or three-way plus air), if an inventory of new
converters are kept in stock at the shop or
- order converters one at a time as needed from
a local parts store and provide the parts store with the
vehicle information so that the parts store can send the
correct converter for that car.
No--The facility does not do either 1 or 2 listed
N/A--The facility is not in the business of replacing
catalytic converters. Can skip this section and move on to the
Does facility replace CC's covered under the vehicle
Installers are prohibited from installing aftermarket catalytic
converters on vehicles still covered under the vehicle
manufacturer's emission control warranty. The original catalytic
converters on 1994 and older vehicles are covered under the
manufacturer's warranty for 5 years or 50,000 miles. Models 1995
and newer are covered for 8 years or 80,000 miles.
Yes--The facility does replace converters still under
vehicle manufacturer's warranty.
No--The facility only replaces converters not covered by
vehicle manufacturer's warranty.
If yes, was original CC missing or due to State/local inspection
Yes--The facility installed a converter on a vehicle
still covered under manufacturer's warranty that came into the shop
with the converter missing or with authorization from the state or
local vehicle/emission inspection program that has determined the
existing converter had been lead poisoned, damaged, or otherwise
needs replacement. The authorization from the state or local
authority should be attached to the work invoice.
No--The facility installed an aftermarket catalytic
converter on a vehicle still covered under manufacturer's warranty
and the vehicle's original converter was still present and the
vehicle owner had no authorization from the state or local
vehicle/emission inspection program.
Does facility properly mark and keep replaced CC's onsite for at
least 15 days?
Used converters removed from vehicles must be kept on-site, usually
in the bay area or outside, for a minimum of 15 days from date
removed and must be marked to indicate which customer's vehicle
they came from.
Yes--The facility must (1) either write with a marker,
chalk, or equivalent, the work invoice number or the date of removal
and customer's name on the removed converter and keep onsite for at
least 15 days or (2) attach a copy of the work invoice to the
removed converter and keep onsite for at least 15 days.
No--The facility does not do 1 or 2 above.
Does facility completely fill out customer paperwork and maintain
onsite for at least 6 months?
Customer work invoices for replacement must include the customer's
name and complete address and the vehicle's make, model year, and
mileage, as well as the reason for replacement. Copies of work
invoices, statements and warranties must be retained at the facility
for six months.
Yes--To receive a "yes" the facility must do all of
- Completely fill out the work invoice and warranty for
the replaced catalytic converter. Work invoices must include
- Customer's name
- Customer's complete address
- Vehicle's make, model year, and mileage
- Reason for replacement (damaged, clogged,
- Fill out the catalytic converter manufacturer warranty
card completely. Usually the facility will attach a copy of the
warranty to the work invoice; and
- Maintain completed work invoices and warranties on-site
for at least 6 months.
No--Any of the above are not done.