If you dont give much thought to your catalytic converter, thieves certainly will.
Langley and Surrey have seen a recent rash of thefts along the border area, with six incidents taking more than 40 catalytic converters in the past two weeks.
Dealerships have been hit pretty hard, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
There are a number of car dealerships along Highway 10 near the Langley/Surrey border, but individual trucks have been targeted as well, Marks said.
The Dodge 2500 and 3500 diesel engines appear to be singled out for the thieves, said Marks.
The converters, which help convert pollutants into less harmful forms before the particles leave the tailpipes, are one of the more expensive single parts on a vehicle.
A single converter can go for between $3,000 and $4,000, no doubt leading to their popularity among local crooks.
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