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Catalytic converter theft: What you need to know

There is an epidemic of catalytic converter theft sweeping the nation and the Arlington and D.C. area is no exception.

Over the past few years, the price of commodities has skyrocketed and that includes the rare metals that help catalytic converters do their job of filtering your emissions. One of them, Rhodium, recently cost $14,000 an ounce compared to gold which was at about $1,740 an ounce. No wonder these are in such high demand. You can find anything else you have ever wanted to know about catalytic converters but were afraid to ask here.

This can happen to any car, but Priuses are being targeted heavily by catalytic converter thieves. They actually have two catalytic converters and are more valuable because the hybrid engine means they get less use.

So what to do?

First, make sure that your insurance covers replacement of your catalytic converter if it is stolen. Second, follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of your catalytic converter being stolen.

Third, if you are the victim of catalytic converter theft, you’ll need to get it replaced. The easiest way to do that is with auto service start-up CarCare To Go. They provide maintenance and repairs, (including catalytic converter replacement) for all car brands.

In addition to being the most trusted and transparent service center you’ve ever used, every appointment comes with a free valet pick-up and return of your vehicle from home. And they’re used to working with your insurance company.

If you’re lucky enough not to have any issues with your catalytic converter, you should still use CarCare To Go for all your car needs. Right now, they’re running a crazy special on your first oil change. It’s just $20.22. No catch. Seriously. It even covers synthetic oil.

You’ll wonder why you ever took care of your car any other way. Learn more here.

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March General Membership Meeting

NAACP Arlington Branch is celebrating Women’s History Month with a virtual public safety and Virginia legislative update. Our speakers are Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti and Delegate Adele McClure.

Guest Speakers

Adele McClure
Virginia House of Delegates, 2nd District in Arlington

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Early Years Preschool is a small non-profit preschool and parents day out program that has served local families since 1992. Early Years Preschool is located in the Cherrydale neighborhood at 3701 Lorcom Lane.

Early Years Preschool offers part-time programs for young children between 12 months – 5 years old. Early Years also offers a 6 week summer program! The school day is 9:30-2:30, with the option of morning extended day offered at 9am. Families have the flexibility of registering for 1-3 days/week in their parent’s day out program (12 months- 2 year olds) and 2-5 days/week for their preschool program (3-5 year olds).

Early Years’ teachers provide a nurturing environment that promotes the development of a child’s emotional, social, cognitive, and physical skills. Creative and stimulating theme-based activities allow each child to develop and learn at his or her own pace through exploration and play.

Learn more about Early Years Preschool by contacting the admissions team at [email protected] or by visiting their website at

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Renegade Mode

Having worked with the likes of Gary Numan, DJ Neidermeyer lends authenticity a go-go. Enough to satisfy even the purists.

The Renegade boasts all of the virtues of Arlington’s premier music venues while providing bar bites that rival most restaurants


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