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Monthly Archives: March 2024

Oxygen Sensor Replacement in Albany CA

Adams Autoworx Albany offers a wide range of automotive services and repairs, including oxygen sensor replacement. You vehicle’s onboard computer receives information from the oxygen sensor about the amount of oxygen in the exhaust fumes. This information is used to make real-time adjustments to make sure that the air-gasoline mixture is optimal for power, fuel economy and emissions. The typical lifespan of an oxygen sensor is 30,000–50,000 miles. It may seem like it should last much longer – it’s just a sensor, no moving parts, right? Well, the reason for its relative short lifespan is the environment – oxygen sensor operates under high temperatures, and is also subject to bombardment not only by hot exhaust gases, but also by high velocity particulates. So how do you know that the oxygen sensor may need replacement? If you notice decreased fuel efficiency, rough idle, poor acceleration, black smoke from the exhaust, loss of engine power, or the check e ... read more

Timing Chain Replacement in Albany CA

Timing belts need replacement, but timing chains?! Unfortunately they do. While timing chains typically last much longer than timing belts, a timing chain may require a replacement. The typical reason for replacement is that the timing chain has stretched and can no longer provide proper timing for the camshaft and the crankshaft. Some vehicles, in particular Audi, are known to suffer from stretched timing chains. At Adams Automotive Albany we offer comprehensive car maintenance services and repairs, including timing chain replacement. The good news about timing chain replacement is that unlike timing belts, timing chains can give you warning when they are about to fail: Rattling noise when idling is an important sign that your vehicle’s timing chain may need replacement. Engine misfires or does not provide normal acceleration power Metal shavings found in engine oil can indicate timing chain problem If you notice any of the above symptoms, call Adams Autoworx Albany right aw ... read more

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