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Sensors: How a Vehicle Thinks

Over the span of a single mile of high-speed operation, a modern passenger vehicle will make millions of “decisions” affecting engine performance and emissions. These decisions are based on data provided by dozens of sensors tied into the vehicle’s onboard computer systems, which control everything from the amount of the air/fuel mix being fed into the combustion chamber to the deployment of the anti-lock braking system (ABS).

Sensors play integral roles not only in ensuring satisfactory fuel efficiency and emissions, but also protecting the safety of the driver and passengers. And yet many of these sensors operate in hostile conditions involving extreme temperatures, vibration and nearly constant exposure to environmental contaminants.

Selecting a replacement sensor demands attention to quality and performance. The replacement must fit, perform and last at least as well as the original. In some cases, a leading manufacturer such as Wells offers a “better-than-original equipment” alternative that provides OE fit and form combined with a variety of enhancements that address complaints and failures associated with the original component.

Wells Vehicle Electronics is one of the world’s leading suppliers of replacement sensors and other vehicle electronics for virtually all vehicle nameplates. Unlike many other manufacturers, however, Wells doesn’t strive simply to mirror OE fit, form and function; the company’s technical services and engineering teams work hand-in-hand to identify problematic applications that demand better-than-original equipment technologies.

These exclusive Wells innovations include throttle position, DPFE, cam, EGR position, and ABS wheel speed sensors that correct for OE design failures to provide significantly improved performance and reliability.

Wells offers hundreds of sensor designs covering millions of popular late-model and older applications. These products include the following as well as many others:

Vehicle Speed Sensor

  • Oil Pressure Sensors Ignition Knock Sensors
  • ABS Wheel Speed Sensors 
  • Throttle Position Sensors
  • Dodge Cummins TPS
  • Camshaft Position Sensors
  • Crankshaft Position Sensors
  • Coolant Temp Sensors
  • Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensors
  • Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensors
  • Oxygen Sensors

Contact us for information on these and other premium-quality sensors.

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