Yearly Archives: 2020

What is a Transmission Fluid Service?

It's no secret how important your vehicle's transmission is to the overall operation of your car. This is why it is so important to properly maintain your vehicle's transmission and stay on top of the services it needs to work with efficiency. If you've been a vehicle owner for at least 5 years, you've probably heard of a transmission fluid service or had one performed. However, do you know what it actually does and how important it is? Lets take a look at what a transmission fluid service consists of and why it is important to the overall operated of your car.  Did you know that according to the Automotive Transmission Rebuilders Association that over 90% of automatic transmission failures are due to overheating? It's true, and your transmission fluid is a huge part of keeping your transmission running at an optimal temperature.  Transmission fluid has many different jobs, including (most importantly) lubricating and cooling your transmission ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Oxygen Sensor?

The oxygen sensor in your vehicle has the job of measuring oxygen levels in the exhaust gases that are emitted from the engine. This needs to be monitored because your car needs to run on a specific air to fuel ratio. It also helps ensure that the timing of the engine and fuel injection process is correct. An oxygen sensor failure isn't uncommon, and can happen with aging vehicles. It may be the reason that your vehicle won't pass emissions testing. When it does fail, it has a negative impact on the environment and your overall engine performance.  The following are some the symptoms that can indicate a failing oxygen sensor:  Check engine light is on Poor fuel efficiency Engine runs rough Smell of rotten eggs Engine idles and misfires If you do happen to notice any of the signs above, don't hesitate to give us a call here at Stang Auto Tech. Oxygen sensors typically need to be replaced between every 60,000 miles and 90,000 miles. It may also need to be repl ... read more

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