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Mechanics to begin engraving catalytic converters

Theft of car parts continue nationwide

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Precious metals found in catalytic converters are hot commodities. Rhodium, platinum and palladium can sell quickly for $200 to $250, which is easy money for thieves.

The Yuma Police Department (YPD) has partnered with local mechanics to stop or slow the crime locally.

Beginning November 29, most vehicle owners can get their catalytic converters engraved with their partial VIN numbers.

An appointment is required.

Motorists can contact the mechanic shops listed below to get scheduled:

Express Lube (Yuma Location)

FTS Automotive and Diesel Center

Accurate Automotive (3rd Avenue location)

Big O Tires (both Yuma locations)

RV's and vehicles over one ton are not included in the free service.

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Arlette Yousif

Arlette Yousif joined KYMA in November 2020 as a Multi Media Journalist. She holds a BA in Journalism with a minor in Film.

You can reach out to Arlette for at arlette.yousif@kecytv.com.

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