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I certainly am not a technical Bod.
But in a case like that, especially if I had no warranty left Id most certainly go with the local tyre shop for the Cat after all its got to be of merchantable quality, maybe even with 12 months warranty too.
But on the other hand if it was a safety issue like brake disks / pads etc Id go with the dealerships.

lagdti I never had to have one fitted, but I didn't know that either Thanx
The most important thing to do is 'run in' a new cat by keeping the engine at a constant fast idle speed(around 2500-3000rpm) for 10 minutes immediately after initial fitting, otherwise the components inside can be damaged and this will lead to premature failure. The garage who fit your cat should know this, but many don't
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