Let Middletown Honda’s Service Center Check Your Oxygen Sensor

June 7th, 2012 by
Middletown Honda in New York

Middletown Honda in New York

The fuel injection system is one invention that drastically changed how cars operate. One of the key components of the fuel injection system is the oxygen sensor, and here at MiddletownHondainNewYork we can help repair a broken oxygen sensor. Our highly skilled and trained technicians have years of experience under their belt, and a faulty oxygen sensor is an easy fix. Depending on your driving habits and the nature of your vehicle most oxygen sensors last 75,000 to 100,000 miles. However, if driving conditions are rough, some sensors may only last 40,000 miles. If your “check engine” light is on or you are experiencing trouble with your fuel injection system, bring your car to Middletown Honda to diagnose the problem.

How Does Your Car’s Oxygen Sensor Work?

The oxygen sensor’s main job is to measure the amount of oxygen that will be used for combustion and make sure that it is at the correct level. When the oxygen and fuel mixture during combustion is correct, your engine will achieve maximum power and fuel economy. When the sensor is broken or faulty, you will notice a significant loss of power and your car will consume fuel at a higher rate.

 

The oxygen sensor works by testing the exhaust from the engine and determining how much fuel has not been burned up. If the exhaust is rich (contains too much fuel), the sensor will tell the engine to increase oxygen intake for more optimum combustion. If the sensor determines that the exhaust is lean (too little fuel), it will decrease the amount of oxygen.

 

The oxygen sensor is able to measure the exhaust through a chemical reaction, which involves layers of chemicals inside the sensor itself that react with the exhaust. The layers wear off over time, so it is important to have them checked periodically. Here at our service department, our experienced technicians can replace your oxygen sensor quickly so that you can get back on the road making the most of your fuel.

Stop by Our Dealership in Middletown Today

If you are experiencing trouble with your automobile and think it might be the oxygen sensor, bring your car into our service department or contactMiddletownHonda today to schedule a service appointment.

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