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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 engine light comes on, these all could be caused by a malfunctioning O2 sensor. While it is possible to drive for a prolonged time with malfunctioning oxygen sensor, we do not recommend such practice, since you are risking damaging your vehicle’s catalytic converter.

So when you notice any of the above symptoms, call Adams Autoworx in Albany to make an appointment. Our nationally ASE certified technicians will diagnose the root cause of the symptoms your vehicle is exhibiting, and will let you know the best solution for the problems they find. If it turns out that your vehicle only needs a new oxygen sensor, we can have that repair completed the same day. All work performed by our technicians comes with 36 months / 36,000 miles warranty on parts and labor. So call Adams Autoworx Albany or make an appointment online, on our website.

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