The Jetta has 120,000 miles. The check engine light stays on. I checked with the garage where I have work done for all 3 of our cars. They informed me that the catalytic converter needs to be replaced so that the check engine light can be reset.The car performs well, but they insist that the converter needs to be replaced.
The emissions inspection (Pennsylvania) is due at the end of December, so I have to get this taken care of soon. The garage has provided good service to us over the years, so I trust them. However, they quoted a price of $1,000 to install the converter. This seems high to me.
I checked on line and the prices range from $125 to several hundred dollars. However this repair is not something that I am able to do, so I need to pay someone to do it.
First, does this seems like a reasonable explanation for the light to stay on and second, is this a reasonable price?