Sept. 20, 2022—A Grease Monkey location in Idaho recently teamed up with a local police department to prevent catalytic converter thefts in the community.
According to a press release, this past Thursday the Idaho Falls Police Department and Idaho Falls Grease Monkey hosted an event to apply markings to catalytic converters with heat-resistant paint for those in the community who wished to participate. Members from the Grease Monkey team and officers from the police department worked together to put on the event.
The intention of conducting a free event such as this one is to deter potential thieves from stealing catalytic converters. Distinct markings on the car part can make it easier to identify if stolen. Catalytic converter thefts have been on the rise throughout the country.
“It was a fun event. We got to spend time with the officers and learn more about what they do, and they got to see a lot more of what we do here at Grease Monkey," said Chris Dougan, customer service manager at Grease Monkey, via the press release. "It was just a ton of fun, and it was a great opportunity to provide a free service to members of our community.”