How to make money with a scrap catalytic converter

Written by mark o'brien
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Many times people look at old or wrecked vehicles as a useless hunk of metal that may get you a few hundred dollars in scrap metal. A better solution is to sell various parts off of your vehicle that will make you more on the whole. Scrap catalytic converters can make you money from its contents. The shell of the catalytic converter will bring scrap metal price, but the inner filtration system can have small amounts of gold, silver and platinum.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Catalytic converter
  • Wrench set

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  1. 1

    Slide under the side of your vehicle. Locate the catalytic converter behind the exhaust pipe directly behind the engine.

  2. 2

    Unscrew the scrap catalytic converter. It will be held on by several bolts on the front and back of the catalytic converter.

  3. 3

    Look up your car year and make on eBay with catalytic converter in the search. See what prices they are bringing at sale.

  4. 4

    Go to your local automotive shop and ask them if they purchase catalytic converters and for how much. Take note of the price.

  5. 5

    Go to the provide website under additional references. Call or e-mail them, tell them your car model and year and ask for the going sale price for that type of catalytic converter.

  6. 6

    Sell the catalytic converter to the place that offers the highest price.

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