Oxygen Sensor Replacement in San Leandro, CA
Doral’s Auto Repair in San Leandro offers a broad range of automotive repairs including oxygen sensor replacement.
Oxygen sensor replacement has become a more frequent repair at our San Leandro auto repair shop as the number of catalytic converter thefts increases – the oxygen sensor system often gets damaged when thieves steal the catalytic converter.
As modern cars have become pretty much “computers on wheels” the number of sensors continues to grow. Most vehicles have at least two oxygen sensors – one that monitors gasses leaving the combustion chamber, and one that monitors gases that leave the catalytic converter (this is the one that often needs to be replaced after catalytic converter is stolen).
A faulty oxygen sensor can result in decreased fuel economy, higher pollution, and your vehicle is likely to fail the smog test. We recommend getting the problem handled as soon as you suspect that something may be wrong with the oxygen sensor.
When an oxygen sensor system malfunctions, you will likely see the check engine light illuminated. We recommend bringing your vehicle to an auto repair shop as soon as it’s feasible. If you drive around for an extended period of time with the check engine light on, the underlying problem could cause expensive damage to your vehicle (if the check engine light is flashing, you should pull to the side of the road as soon as it is safe to do so, and have the car towed to an auto repair shop –driving with flashing check engine light can cause very expensive damage to the vehicle).
When you bring your vehicle to Doral’s we will check if the oxygen sensor needs to be replaced. Our nationally ASE certified technicians will use their state-of-the-art digital tools to find the root cause of the problem. If it turns out that the oxygen sensor needs replacement, they will also check for oil and coolant leaks (they can damage the oxygen sensor, so will need to be repaired as well), and also will inspect the exhaust system for leaks. Our technicians will also check electrical connections, as sometimes the symptoms look the same as a malfunctioning oxygen sensor.
Once we are sure that the oxygen sensor needs replacement, we will proceed with the repair. After the new oxygen sensor is in place, we will test entire system, including a test drive, to make sure your vehicle functions to manufacturer specifications.
Doral’s Auto Repair in San Leandro offers 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty on all repairs performed by our technicians. So bring your vehicle to us, and you will be greeted by our friendly staff, and we will get your vehicle diagnosed, fixed and back on the road – usually the same day.
Call us to make an appointment, or make an appointment online if you so prefer.