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801-581-0114 | 904 S 1300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Check Engine Light On? Could Be A Faulty O2 Sensor



According to the annual CarMD Vehicle Health Index one of the most common check engine light repairs is replacing the oxygen sensor. This relatively minor repair can be costly if neglected, leading to as much as 40 percent lower fuel efficiency, causing further damage to your vehicle's exhaust system and adversely impacting the environment.



Vehicles with faulty oxygen sensors typically seem to drive and handle well, but the malfunction can dramatically decrease fuel efficiency and lead to costlier repairs if ignored. A faulty oxygen sensor means your vehicle is emitting more pollutants and if the check engine light is illuminated, it may not pass vehicle emissions testing in those states requiring it for vehicle registration.



A vehicle's oxygen sensors are mounted in the exhaust system; they monitor the catalytic convertor's operation and the level of oxygen in exhaust gases to maintain efficient engine operation. The best way to prevent an oxygen sensor failure is to follow a regular service schedule, including routine oil changes.



Unlike the past nine years of the annual CarMD report, costly catalytic converter replacement edged out O2 sensor replacement as the most common check engine light repair. Catalytic converters do not typically fail unless maintenance and other repairs are ignored or the vehicle is older. Average vehicle age has increased from 10.6 years to 11.7 years over the past decade, contributing to this outcome.



It is important that car owners check the reason for an illuminated check engine light without delay and make necessary maintenance to avoid more costly repairs, like catalytic converter replacement, down the road. If you find your vehicle needs service, call your trusted local repair shop.



Source: Car Care Council


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I had such a good experience - this was my 'test' for future work since I'm determined to avoid the dealership (New West Valley Location) at all costs. I'm at the front of the pack for Fiat - bought mine first, so now that it is getting older it is going to start needing repairs. I am pleased to have found you and will spread the word within the Fiat community the best I can for all the owners who will be right behind me in needing repairs. SO HAPPY I FOUND YOU!! I will absolutely be back for future repairs, tires, anything else as needed. Thank you for being such a great little local shop!
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