Does Your Volkswagen Need an Oxygen Sensor Replacement in Seattle?
The oxygen sensors in your Volkswagen perform an important service, and a damaged oxygen sensor should be replaced so that your car or SUV continues performing at its best. Depending on its location, a bad O2 sensor can cause excessive pollution and even affect how well your vehicle runs, making it waste gas and work harder for less. What's more, an oxygen sensor that has gone bad will make the Check Engine Light turn on. To ensure that your VW gets the most benefit from its precision German engineering, it's best to replace a bad O2 sensor.
Why Is O2 Sensor Replacement Important?
Unless you're driving a vintage model, your Volkswagen will likely be equipped with two oxygen sensors, an upstream and a downstream sensor. The upstream O2 sensor is located in front of the catalytic converter, while the downstream sensor is located behind it. The purpose of these sensors is to measure how much oxygen is present in the exhaust. They'll send that information to the engine's computers. From there, the computers will use that information to determine how much fuel should be injected into the cylinder and what the timing of the spark should be. If an oxygen sensor has gone bad, the reading it sends back will be inaccurate (if it sends a reading back at all). Because of this, your engine will likely begin to waste precious fuel, run less effectively, and produce greater emissions.
Schedule Service at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard
Services included in VW Service Xpress, including oil changes, air filter replacements, and tire rotations, need no appointment. However, if you do need to schedule service, we make it easy. Give us a call or use our convenient online service scheduling form. Then, find us at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.
Why Choose Carter Volkswagen in Ballard for Your VW Service?
Your Volkswagen car or SUV is made with precision German engineering. It's one of the things that sets us apart, and it's also a good reason to make sure that you leave maintenance, service, and repairs up to the experts. Our technicians have been trained and certified by Volkswagen; they use the latest diagnostic and repair tools, and will only use OEM and factory-approved parts when they work on your auto. You'll find that we offer competitive pricing on services, and we also offer regularly updated special coupons so you can save even more on important service. The next time your VW needs service, be sure to bring it to the certified technicians at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, serving Bellevue and Renton.