Oxygen Sensor Replacement

Oxygen sensorWhether you failed an emissions test or just need an inspection, Gerrick’s Custom Exhaust & Auto Repair is the local auto repair shop for you. Did you know that replacing a bad O2/Oxygen sensor can reduce your emissions and improve fuel efficiency? Oxygen sensors read your exhaust, registering whether your emissions are low or high in oxygen. Using this information, it relays to the engine just how much fuel it should be using.  If you need your oxygen sensor replacement in Phoenix, AZ, call us today at (602) 689-7326! 

Oxygen Sensor In Your Car

Most cars made today have two oxygen or O2 sensors. One is placed near the engine, the “upstream” sensor, and the other is place along the exhaust after the catalytic converter. As a pair, they can measure the level of pollutants in your exhaust both before it passes through your catalytic converter, and after. This information is sent to the car’s computer which analyzes it to ensure your car is running efficiently. In order to get correct readings, both oxygen sensors must be working properly.

Many of the check engine lights we see in the shop are triggered by a problem with a car’s emissions, and one of the most common emissions problem people run in to are bad O2 sensors. When an oxygen sensor goes bad, it will definitely affect your emissions by using a fuel-to-air mixture that is too fuel rich. Rough idling and more frequent visits to the pump are signs of a bad O2 sensor.

Give us a call today at (602) 689-7326 for your oxygen sensor replacement in Phoenix, AZ. We are your local auto repair experts.