You can tuna fish - and tuna engine. With today's extended maintenance intervals, some motorists are forgetting about that lump under their hoods. Replacing air and fuel filters is still important, but thanks to onboard computers a new filter can restore acceleration but will not impact gas mileage. A more critical component is the oxygen sensor, which samples exhaust gases to determine the state of tune of your engine. A bad oxygen sensor can increase your fuel consumption by up to 40 per cent. The OBD II system will alert you when a sensor is bad by lighting the dreaded Check Engine lamp. Heed the warning and take your vehicle in for a diagnosis right away. Most vehicles have two sensors downstream in the exhaust system, and are designed to have a service life of between 80,000 km (unheated) and 160,000 km (heated).
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A 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold for $1.3 million. Do you think classic cars were made better than modern rides?
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- Yes, the quality of cars from the 1960s and '70s is the best
- No, modern technology makes cars better today
- Maybe, it's hard to say since most Canadians get a new car every 10 years