Oxygen Sensor Replacement in Castro Valley
Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley provides oxygen sensor replacement among the hundreds of automotive services and repairs we offer. As modern automobiles come with more and more sensors, we are seeing more and more oxygen sensors, and as their numbers increase, so does the number of oxygen sensor failures.
Additionally, between during 2020 and 2021, we have seen marked increase in oxygen sensor repairs due to the catalytic converter thefts – even though thieves do not steal the sensor, it often gets damaged when they steal the catalytic converter.
As our cars become more and more dependent on computers, manufacturers keep adding more and more sensors. Some high performance engines can have an oxygen sensor for every cylinder. Typical car has an oxygen sensor that measures oxygen content of gases leaving the combustion chamber and the oxygen sensor that monitors gases leaving the catalytic converter.
Driving with a faulty oxygen sensor can not only cause poor mileage and increase exhaust emissions, but can also damage the catalytic converter, leading to an expensive catalytic converter replacement. Faulty oxygen sensor will likely cause your vehicle to fail the smog test as well.
When replacing the oxygen sensor our technicians will scan the codes, check for coolant or oil leaks (they are known to damage oxygen sensor), inspect exhaust system for vacuum leaks and holes, check electrical connections, replace the sensor, verify that everything works per manufacturer specifications, clear computer codes and take the car for a test drive to verify that everything functions as expected.
So if your vehicle is suddenly getting poor gas mileage, or the check engine light comes on, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Driving with a faulty oxygen sensor can generate much higher levels of exhaust pollution, and may result in catalytic converter damage, and needlessly expensive repairs.
Adams Autoworx provides 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty on all repairs, along with a complimentary digital vehicle inspection. We offer convenient online appointments, or call us at the shop to make an appointment.