One of the most important fluids to check in your vehicle is the oil. This is because the oil helps to lubricate the moving parts of the vehicle. By keeping the oil changed regularly, new fresh oil will help the parts to run efficiently and effectively. If the oil is old or becomes low, the parts will wear with one another. This can cause friction against the parts when the vehicle runs. If you notice any odd noises or sounds, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it. Also be aware of any oil spots that you might see from under your vehicle. This could indicate a leak in the vehicle. We can check the hoses and oil for you so that you can have a safe and reliable ride. When inspecting the vehicle, we can also look at the oil pressure sensor. This is a device that measures the pressure at which the oil pump is pumping the engine oil. Most oil pumps operate in the twenty to forty pounds per square inch range. If the oil pressure drops below this level, permanent engine damage can occur.
The Electrical Sensors
The oil pressure sensor on some vehicles sends signals to an oil pressure gauge on the dashboard electrically. The voltage level of this signal will pertain to a given level of pressure. This type of combination is mostly found on higher performance vehicles.
Mechanical Sensors another Option>
The other type of oil pressure sensor is the mechanical type. This type of pressure sensor will measure the pressure of oil that it operates against. When the oil pressure pushes against and deflects, it moves an indicating needle the corresponding amount on a gauge. If the needle does not move when you have the engine running, you either have no or very low oil pressure. If your vehicle is equipped with an indicating light, you can purchase a gauge set with a new oil pressure sensor feeding a gauge. T
Do Not Forget about the Oil Filter
Along with changing the oil, and checking the oil sensor, make sure to check the oil filter. This is important because the filter is designed to collect dirt and contaminants that are in the oil. It will then filter the oil to the rest of the vehicle. Over time, the filter will become clogged and will no longer be efficient. When we change the oil, we will also check the oil filter for you.