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Catalytic Converters

Cat-ching Up with The Future

CAT-CHING UP WITH THE FUTURE

KLARIUS shares some thoughts about what the future holds for catalytic converters (CATs) because of the current, post-Brexit political landscape.

 

Whilst Brexit may cause a number of EU laws to be replaced by domestic legislation, the safeguarding of emissions components and standards are unlikely to change much. Euro emissions standards and type-approval will still remain a benchmark for quality CATs because it is impractical for the UK to create their own domestic emissions legislation for a variety of reasons.

THE SENSIBLE CHOICE

UK based OE manufacturers will still want to sell vehicles in Europe and vice versa without having to adapt vehicles to fit varying regulations. Furthermore, the UK still needs to accept EU vehicles on its roads, post-Brexit.

If manufacturers have to specifically adapt cars for different markets, production costs are likely to soar and the motorists are left to bear the burden. Staying with the EU legislation is unquestionably the most straightforward approach for both the UK and the EU. Therefore, quality aftermarket CATs for both markets will still adhere to EU type-approval standards.

STANDARDISING QUALITY

Currently, it is illegal to fit a non-type-approved CAT for any vehicle registered after 1st March 2001.

All CATs by Klarius are type-approved in accordance to EU standards. This serves as the minimum guarantee that the design and function of a CAT is reflective of the OE part.

Type-approved CATs will feature an adequate internal precious metal coating to effectively reduce harmful pollutants from the exhaust gases, provide longer service lifespans and be compliant to governing emissions standards. For quality manufacturers of aftermarket CATs, this benchmark will not change.

THE VERDICT

New-to-range CATs released to the post-Brexit market will still require type approval. Klarius has invested significantly in research and development to ensure that every emissions control product is

manufactured to match or exceed the EU type-approval standard.

Recent additions to the range include:

·         312014 – CAT for Astra H 2.0 (2004-2010)

·         323492 – CAT for Peugeot 208 1.2 (2012-2016)

ADVICE TO CUSTOMERS

To ensure that a CAT that is compliant to the EU and the UK, it is key to choose a premium manufacturer that enacts a policy of utmost quality. Klarius adheres to EU type-approval standards and legislation to ensure long-term relevance to the aftermarket.