Needless to say, the power steering system in your vehicle is a crucial feature in the handling of your automobile. The speed sensor plays a major role in this system as it provides the computer with important information to better adjust the engine functions. This makes it easier for you to control your automobile. With this, countless speed sensor units are offered by different brands in the market today. To help owners who are overwhelmed by the competition, we made a comparison of speed sensor units from two leading auto parts brands-Standard and Delphi.
Both Standard and Delphi speed sensor units are more affordable than replacement parts from dealerships. As a matter of fact, as much as $200 can be saved with these brands. However, Delphi proves to be a tad more affordable with units priced at $72.08. Standard, on the other hand, offers them at around $109.39.
Installation and compatibility are important factors that should be considered in buying replacement parts. So we purchased one unit from each brand and have it installed into our Chevrolet Avalanche. The Delphi speed sensor looks exactly like the original part and goes right into the transmission case of the truck. The Standard sensor, on the other hand, required some splicing wherein a missing wire has to be removed from the old sensor and placed into the new one.
Both brands do not disappoint when it comes to performance. The Delphi speed sensor fixed some issues in the truck like high idle and bad timing. The Standard sensor, meanwhile, works as good as the stock speed sensor and immediately functioned with the pickup's computer after installation.
We checked the websites offering speed sensor units from the brands and found out that not all speed sensor replacements are covered with a warranty. Delphi provides a 12-month 12,000-mile warranty on selected parts. Standard, on the other hand, offers a 90-day 3,000-mile warranty covering some of the sensor units.
Needless to say, the speed sensor from Delphi proves to be a better purchase for our Chevrolet Avalanche. However, the Standard sensor may be a better choice for some models. Both are good choices as evident in their long years of operations in the market.