When to Replace the Oxygen Sensor of your Audi
Your oxygen sensor is an important part of your Audi. When it is working well, the fuel and air mixture will be in the correct ratio, helping your car start at the right time and ensuring that your engine continuously runs smoothly. When the ratio is too lean or too rich, meaning there is too little or too much fuel vs. air, your engine will have trouble.
When an Audi owner suspects that the oxygen sensor is not working in their car, it is important to get the part fixed as soon as possible. This will ensure that the sensor can be replaced and your engine can run as efficiently as designed by Audi.
When to Replace the Oxygen Sensor
If your vehicle is relatively new and was manufactured within the last 15 years, then it is best to replace the oxygen sensor somewhere between 60,000 and 90,000 miles. The sensor is a strong component of the vehicle, but it will wear out over time and must have a replacement eventually. Having it checked by a qualified mechanic is one of the best ways to ensure that it will not wear out when you are driving on the road.
When the car owner replaces an oxygen sensor that is failing or bad, they will be able to enjoy an engine that runs smoothly and does the job it was designed to do. Signs like the check engine light, poor gas mileage, or an irregular engine idle are all signs that something is wrong with the car, and more specifically with the oxygen sensor. This means your Audi needs to undergo a full inspection at a trusted Audi service center.
How to Replace the Oxygen Sensor
When you suspect that something is wrong with the oxygen sensor in your car, it is important to take it into one of our trusted mechanics as soon as possible to get the problem fixed. Some of the most common signs that something is wrong with the oxygen sensor includes:
- The check engine light: This may be one of the first signs the oxygen sensor is no longer working, though it is an important signal of other potential problems as well. As soon as this light illuminates on your dashboard, it is time to bring your Audi to us.
- Idling is rough: This is a sign that the engine is struggling to get the right fuel to air mixture that it needs. This is what happens when the oxygen sensor is no longer working. When the idle gets rough, your engine could be misfiring due to running without the proper ratio. Engine misfires can lead to further problems with other components later on, so have this checked as soon as you can.
- Poor fuel economy: When the fuel and air mixture is not right, this can result in the car not using the fuel as efficiently as it was designed by Audi. When the car owner notices that there is something wrong with the fuel economy of the engine, and it is not caused by driving techniques or constant, heavy traffic, then it is time to get the oxygen sensor checked out by our service technicians.
Complete Automotive Systems Will Replace your Oxygen Sensor
As an Audi owner, if you notice that something is off with the oxygen sensor in your car, then it is time to get the sensor inspected. A trusted mechanic at our auto repair shop will be able to look over the oxygen sensor and determine if the part is broken and needs to be replaced.
When you need your oxygen sensor replaced in your Audi, come visit us at Complete Automotive Systems. Our qualified mechanics are ready to take a look at your oxygen sensor, your A/C system, transmission, clutch, or any other component or system of your vehicle. We service many makes and models including Maybach, BMW, Sprinter, Bentley, Land Rover, VW, Porsche, imports and domestics.
We look forward to helping the residents of Beverly Hills, Culver City, Brentwood, and Santa Monica, CA. Contact us today to set up your appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.