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Where To Find A Serial Number on A Catalytic Converter

In this video, Tom explains some places you may find a serial number on a catalytic converter especially if it has a shield on it. You may have the ability to easily peel back the shield to get access to the number, but you may not too. So be sure to check the entire cat for a serial number and if you can't find one you can always send pictures.

Finding A Catalytic Converter Serial Number Behind Shield

If you are looking to scrap your Toyota Catalytic Converter, we have some tips on how to find the serial number on them. Some Toyotas will have simple serial numbers with only 3 digits along with a logo, while others may have more numbers, like the 2nd one shown in the video. Be sure to share your serial numbers with us when getting a quote so we can get the most accurate quote for you.

Where To Find A GM Catalytic Converter Serial Code

When you are looking to sell your GM or Chevy Catalytic Converter, we have some tips on where you can find a serial number on the cat. Some may be easy to find but others may be trickier. We show you some places you can check on the catalytic converter to find the serial number.

How To Identify Serial Numbers on Ford Catalytic Converter

When you are looking to sell your Ford catalytic converters, it's easier for our team to identify the type by the serial number. This helps us price them correctly and accurately. Tom shows you some places to expect to find the Ford Serial numbers on catalytic converters.

Size Doesn't Always Matter for Catalytic Converters

When you are looking to scrap a catalytic converter, you may think that a bigger catalytic converter will result in a higher value, but that isn't always the case. Tom explains the variation in pricing for cats and we also encourage you to always send pictures for a quote.

Scrapping O2 Sensors Off Catalytic Converters

When you are collecting your scrap catalytic converters, be sure to remove the O2 sensors and send them to us. We buy them separately from the catalytic converter by the pound. So if you have a few of them collected, be sure to ship them in and check the current price.

Easy Way To Read Serial Number

Tom shows you a tip on how to use oil or a piece of steel wool to clear the area on a scrap catalytic converter for the serial number. The serial number is an important part to identifying the type of catalytic converter you have and quoting the correct price for you.

Identifying OEM Catalytic Converters

Tom shows you some of the tell-tale signs of how to identify an OEM catalytic converter and some of the signs we look for when quoting your catalytic converter. These cats are the original catalytic converters from the vehicles that are generally worth more money then aftermarket ones.

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Make Money on Your Catalytic Converter

Rockaway Recycling has always been transparent about helping our customers get the most money and helpful information about their scrap metal. Our Catalytic Control Division is no different. We want to be able to share important information about how to sell your scrap catalytic converters and what is needed so you can get a fair price and make it an easy process for you. Below are some helpful videos on how to prepare your catalytic converters for shipping, how to help you identify them, where to find serial numbers, and how we quote and buy them. Take a look below and if we are missing something or you have questions, let us know.

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