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What Does the Oxygen Sensor in My Porsche Do?

What Does the Oxygen Sensor in My Porsche Do?

Most Porsche owners will do anything and everything to keep their vehicle in good shape (or at least they should!). One way to do this is by being aware of your engine health. The engine needs more than engine oil to keep its temperature stable and operations in line. One major component that supports the engine is the oxygen sensor(s). Read on to understand what an oxygen sensor is and how it works and the symptoms that indicate when they have gone bad.  What is an Oxygen Sensor? An oxygen sensor, or O2 sensor, is a sensory device that computes and assesses the oxygen levels in the Porsche’s exhaust system. It constantly sends information to the car's computer, which then tells other parts to make changes to the air-to-fuel ratio accordingly. When your car is able to achieve a balanced air and fuel mixture, your Porsche will run efficiently and smoothly. What Are the Signs of a Faulty Oxygen Sensor? There are several symptoms that indicate when the oxygen sensor has ... read more

Why Is My BMW’s Check Engine Light On?

Why Is My BMW’s Check Engine Light On?

The check engine light is a way for your BMW to tell you that your vehicle is dealing with an internal issue, related to the engine. In some cases, it may mean outright engine failure. There are A LOT of reasons why this warning symbol may come on. Some are fixable with a small repair or replacement, while others can mean having to replace your engine.   Read on to learn more about the top 3 common reasons why BMW check engine light comes on: Loose or Damaged Gas Cap Something as easy as forgetting to twist on your gas cap can cause this light to trigger on. The vehicle’s gas cap can deteriorate over time, so it doesn’t come as a surprise if you have to change it out later on in your BMW’s life. If your gas cap is not in the best shape, we can replace it right here at Romay’s Auto Service.  Worn Spark Plugs Spark plugs are essential to your engine’s operation. This small component allows the small spark of electricity to occur to ignite the ... read more

How Do Hybrid Engines Work?

How Do Hybrid Engines Work?

I'm guessing you've been at the gas pump recently. The price of gasoline has been at an all-time high. This is why you're thinking of getting a vehicle with a hybrid engine. However, you don't know how a hybrid engine works. Hence this article. In this article, you'll learn everything you need to know about how hybrid engines work. What is A Hybrid Engine? A hybrid engine is a powertrain that uses both electricity and gasoline. A vehicle with a hybrid engine has an electric motor and a gasoline engine. How Do Hybrid Engines Work? There are different types of hybrid cars. And every kind of hybrid car has a different way how the engine works. In general, though, all hybrid engines work by using both the electric motor and the gasoline engine to power the vehicle. The electric motor is used for low-speed driving and starting from a stop. The gasoline engine is used for higher speeds. In parallel or mild hybrid cars, the engine comes with several advanced techn ... read more

Reasons Why Your Next Car Should Be a Hybrid Vehicle

Reasons Why Your Next Car Should Be a Hybrid Vehicle

  It is 2022, and gas prices are higher than ever. Consequently, hybrid cars have been making breakthroughs in the industry. With an increased awareness of how motor vehicles can hurt the environment, more people are drawn to the practicality of a hybrid vehicle. Hybrids reduce vehicle emissions and conserve energy, without the shocking changes of a fully electric car. Read on to learn the 3 major advantages of a hybrid car.   They Are Eco-friendly As mentioned before, hybrids are a practical solution for those drivers who want an eco-conscious car. Through their regenerative braking system, you’re able to attain a high MPG. While fully electric vehicles are the best eco-friendly option, they are very limited in driving range. In other words, you get the best of both worlds with a hybrid.   They Are Cost-Effective With a higher MPG, hybrid vehicles consume less gas. With gas prices skyrocketing right now, you can save tons of money on gas over the years. Les ... read more

Understanding Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Sensors in European Vehicles

Understanding Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Sensors in European Vehicles

The tire pressure monitoring system is as easy to understand as to how to turn on your car or how to put on your seatbelt. If you notice the light come on your dashboard, it means you have an issue with your tires or the system.   If the TPMS light is solid, it means that your tires are not properly inflated. Whereas, if the light is flashing, it means that one or more of the tire sensors in the TPMS has gone bad.   Your TPMS sensors wirelessly transmit information regarding your tires to the car computer. Over time, these sensors can fail due to road hazards, like collisions, curbs, and potholes. Sometimes, the battery in them can die out too.   When you notice the flashing tire symbol on your dash, you should bring your car to the tire experts at Romay’s Auto Service. As mentioned earlier, it means that there is sensor failure in one or more tires. Ignoring the flashing light is a bad idea because you may be compromising your vehicle’s handling. And y ... read more

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