PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - As catalytic converter thefts continue to skyrocket through the Portland metro area, a new state law could bring some relief. 

The law will forbid federal recycling businesses from taking catalytic converters -- instead they will only be able to accept them from commercial sellers.

Even with the new law, you can still take steps to prevent this expensive part from being taken from your vehicle. Here's how: 

FOX 12 takes a look at how to prevent catalytic converter thefts.

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