Universal and Direct Fit Catalytic Converters
One of the questions that people have when replacing a catalytic converter is whether they should choose a direct fit or universal catalytic converter. Direct fit catalytic converters are machined to specifically fit the make and model of your car. In contrast, universal catalytic converters are not designed for any specific vehicle, but are meant to be used across a range of makes and models.
The main benefit of a direct fit catalytic converter is that it is made to be used on a particular vehicle without requiring any modifications. However, because of their specificity, they are generally more expensive than universal catalytic converters. Despite the extra expense, they are the best choice for vehicles with factory-fitted or OEM-styled exhaust systems. Universal converters may require modifications before they can be used, and can be difficult for a novice or beginner DIY mechanic to install.
Joy Auto Parts of Green Brook, New Jersey and Joy Auto Parts of Chester, New Jersey offer a wide variety of direct fit and universal catalytic converters, along with expert sales people who can help you pick the right part for your project.