What Do I Do If My Car Sensors Are Dirty?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Seasonal, Service, Technology, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at 6:44 pm
Close up of a car with the hood up

Weather can cause a lot of stress when you are driving. Extreme heat, cold, heavy rains, or any other type of weather can have an effect on your car. There are plenty of tips and tricks out there to help you navigate through any tricky conditions.

There are also plenty of safety features out there. Cars are outfitted with some of the most advanced technology out there. Sensors and gadgets are all over your car, and those sensors are what help your car’s safety features operate. It can be concerning if your sensors stop work, how do you fix your sensors?

How To Clean Your Car’s Sensors

There are a lot of features, like emergency braking, that only work when the sensors are working. This means the sensors need be kept clean. As we head into fall you can expect rain and snow to come our way. The condensation, salt, and snow can all cling to your sensors and render them useless. The first step to keeping them clean is locating them. You can refer to your owner’s manual to find out where any important sensors are located.

Snow on the road with a car driving over it

Icy windshield with the wiper blades up

The good thing is that most safety systems are advanced enough to let you know when they need to be cleaned. These sensors are relatively easy to clean if need be. You can wipe the debris off with your hand or a soft towel. It really is that easy to keep your sensors clean and functioning. Once your sensor is clean, you should be good to go.


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If you are having trouble locating the sensors on your car, or have any other service-related problems, schedule an appointment with our service center right away. You can also call us with any questions, and we’ll be happy to help however we can.

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