Catalytic Converter Thefts

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Episode: 111

Broadcast date: December 19, 2021

Guest: Mike DesMarais

Catalytic Converter Thefts, Hyundai Ioniq 5

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start the show by discussing the new-for-2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Mike DesMarais, Field Operations Specialist for Midas, joins us to talk about the recent rise in catalytic-converter thefts and how you can protect yourself. Tom has a “Hyundai Venue or Rolls-Royce Phantom?” quiz for Damon and Jill, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including a test-drive review of the redesigned-for-2022 Mitsubishi Outlander compact SUV.

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Discussed this week:

Mesa Midas Shop Offers Catalytic-Converter Etching

Test Drive Gallery: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime XSE

Quick Spin: 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Xtreme Recon

Test Drive: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL

Favorite Car Ads: 1959 Rolls-Royce


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