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What is an Oxygen Sensor?

What is an Oxygen Sensor?

An oxygen sensor is a device which measures the amount of oxygen within the system of your car. It plays a vital role in the internal combustion inside the engine. For this process to work, your engine needs 14 grams of oxygen for every 1 gram of gas. So when it gets low, its time to have a look at it. Your oxygen is located right on the exhaust pipe of the catalytic converter and is responsible for moderating your fuel efficiency system. When you lose oxygen, you could burn up a lot of gas, so knowing what to do when it goes bad is good for saving money. Too much oxygen results in a lean ride. But if you have too little of it, the results become serious. You will feel the engine vibrate as you go. This could be a sign of an overheated engine. Since the job of the oxygen is to keep it cool, it should come as no surprise that your exhaust will eventually get affected. If your vehicle starts to emit an unusual amount of pollution, your problem could lie in the oxygen sensor. When the ... read more

Besides Oil Changes, What Other Regular Maintenance Does My Car Need?

Besides Oil Changes, What Other Regular Maintenance Does My Car Need?

If you want to improve the performance of your car, you might be wondering what other regular maintenance your car needs besides oil change. If you know what's important for your car, it can improve the life span. Read on for more information. Regular Car Maintenance In order to keep your car in good condition, consider the following: Make sure you focus on the brake services. If your tires produce a squeaking noise and it doesn't resolve then it's time to let a mechanic inspect the braking system of your vehicle. You should also focus on tire rotation/balancing, wheel alignment, checking/topping off fluids, and inspections. It's important that you are keeping an eye on the performance of your car. Everything in life requires appropriate maintenance. If you neglect the needs of your vehicle then it can lead to poor performance. It's especially important to focus on such services if you drive your car around the city more often. Don't neglect the windshield ... read more

What Is a Transmission Rebuild?

What Is a Transmission Rebuild?

When properly maintained, the transmission in your car may just last forever. At the same time, this does not always happen. Many things can go wrong along the way. Failing to take care of your transmission as you should can lead to engine trouble down the road, so it is important to take heed of this advice. If it does get to the point where your transmission needs to be either rebuilt to replaced in its entirety, it is important to know your options. What is Involved With a Transmission Rebuild? A trained and experienced technician should do the rebuilding of a transmission. It involves taking it apart and completely putting it back together. The overall aim is to return it to a like-new condition so that your vehicle can get many more miles of service out of it. When the transmission has been removed and dismantled, the technician will clean all of its parts with proper chemicals. If there are any seals or gaskets that have been compromised, your mechanic should replace them. The ... read more

How to Take Care of Your Car's Tires

How to Take Care of Your Car's Tires

Car maintenance is the only thing that helps your car perform the way it was intended. The average car tires cost $137 per tire or more. For SUVs, tires cost at least $187 per tire. Here's what you need to know about caring for your car's tires. Tire Rotations Tire rotations help you get the most from your tires by helping them tread evenly. Evenly treaded tires ensure they last longer and are safer to drive. Tire rotations not only help your tires last longer, but they also help your car's engine and your car's overall performance. Tire Pressure You should check your tire pressure at least once a month. Make sure you inflate your tires when they need to be inflated, but don't overinflate them. Overinflating your tires can cause rapid wear in the center of your tires. You also need to make sure you're not underinflating your tires. Underinflated tires cause the outer edge of your tires to wear. The best time to check the tir ... read more

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