Antilock Braking System (ABS) Repair
Lowell's Auto Repair Services and Replaces ABS
The Antilock Braking System (ABS) is an important safety feature in modern cars that helps to prevent the wheels from locking up during sudden stops or hard braking. ABS works by sensing when a wheel is about to lock up, and then automatically releasing and reapplying the brakes several times per second to prevent the wheel from skidding. If the ABS system in your car is malfunctioning, it can cause the brakes to behave unpredictably, increasing the risk of accidents.
Common signs of a failing ABS system include a pulsing or grinding sensation when applying the brakes, the ABS warning light illuminating on the dashboard, or longer stopping distances when braking. If you suspect an issue with your ABS system, it’s important to have it diagnosed and repaired as soon as possible to avoid compromising your safety on the road.
Repairing an ABS system typically involves diagnosing the underlying issue and replacing any faulty components, such as sensors or the ABS control module. Depending on the extent of the damage, it may be more cost-effective to replace the entire ABS system rather than attempting to repair individual components. It’s important to have any ABS repairs or replacements performed by a qualified technician, as this system is crucial for safe and reliable braking performance. By addressing any issues with your ABS system promptly and choosing a high-quality replacement, you can help ensure the continued safety and performance of your car’s braking system.