What Do O2 Sensors Do?

O2-Sensor-150x150Thank god we have┬áprofessionals to take care of complex problems like the ones we experience with our vehicles. It takes too much effort for the layman to understand how a car works, at least in a short period. We can all stand to learn a little more about our vehicles, and it doesn’t have to take much effort; learning the basics of 1 part every once in a while can go a long way. To that end, we’ve put together some information about your car’s O2 sensors.

What they do:

Your oxygen sensor monitors oxygen levels in your exhaust. This lets it gauge the entire fuel mixture and then regulate it. If the mixture comes out oxygen rich, the sensor increases the amount of fuel injected. When it comes out oxygen poor, it decreases the amount of fuel. Without your O2 sensor, your car couldn’t run efficiently.

Now you’ve got the basics of one part down, stay tuned for the next; you’ll have proficient knowledge in no time. If you need O2 sensor repairs, or any of our many other auto services, come by our shop today or give us a call. You can reach us at (630) 932-4427.