ABS Anti-Lock Braking System.. What is it? ABS is an abbreviation for Anti- Lock Braking System and they have been designed to help drivers maintain some steering ability and avoid skidding while breaking. ABS works by using wheel sensors to determine is one or more wheels are trying to lock up during braking. If a wheel tries to lock up, a series of hydraulic values limit or reduce the braking on the wheel. This prevents skidding and allows you to maintain steering control.
How do you know if your ABS has a fault?
When your Anti-lock Braking system has a fault a light will show on your dashboard. Most common is the ABS light, pictured to the right, or alternatively is could be just a Brake light or (!). We recommend to bring your vehicle in immediately when this light pops up. Here at Lance Auto Electrics, we can repair and fault test all Anti-Lock Braking Systems. To ensure your vechile is road safe book in a Lance Auto Electrics today, call 9458 2239 to reserve a time.
To Read more about road safety in Australia visit the Road Safety Commission .