ABS, Anti-Lock Brake System, is a very important safety feature in every modern car. Without it working properly, you could be putting yourself and your passengers in danger. If you ever notice that your ABS isn't working properly, you should book an appointment with one of our skilled mobile mechanics. We will get your ABS working again as soon as possible!
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What Does the ABS Do?
The anti-lock brake system helps the wheels avoid getting locked up when you apply pressure on your brakes. The ABS has sensors, and when they detect your wheel is about to lock up, it will release the brake for just a moment. This will help you stay in control of your car and avoid skidding. When it is working, you might feel a pulsing sensation on your brake pedal.
How Do I Know If My ABS Isn't Working?
- Failing Brake Pedal
If your ABS isn't working, chances are you will be having other problems with your brakes as well. If you apply pressure to your brakes and your car doesn't stop, that is a red flag. You should avoid driving your car until you have had a mobile mechanic take a look at it. Continuing to drive a car with failing brakes is extremely dangerous and could be fatal.
- ABS Light Is On
The most common sign that there's an issue with your ABS is if your ABS light comes on. Some older models don't have the ABS light, check your car's manual to see if your car has a ABS light. If not, you might need to rely on other signs of a failing ABS.
- Brakes Are Locking Up
The purpose of an ABS is to prevent your brakes from locking up, so if you notice they are locking up fairly often, then you will need to book an appointment with a mobile mechanic. Some cars don't have an ABS, so be aware if your car is supposed to have this safety feature. Also, if your brakes are locking up, you might notice some strange noises. If you've been experiencing these issues, book an appointment to get your ABS looked at by one of our mobile mechanics.
- Brakes Require More Pressure
If your brakes are requiring more pressure in order to stop your car, that isn't a good sign. It could happen immediately or over time, so you will need to be aware of how your car usually feels when you stop. If you are needing to press harder on the pedals, book an appointment with one of our mobile mechanics here at Wrench.
How Do I Book An ABS Service Appointment?
Just like booking any appointment with Wrench, you would want to log into your account. Select the "Get a Quote" button and fill out the following survey. When it asks for the services you would like, either request a diagnostic appointment and mention any issues with your car's ABS, or request a replacement. We will send you a quote and once you accept it we will get your appointment rolling. Our mobile mechanic will arrive on time and prepared so you can get back on the road as soon as possible! We look forward to servicing your car soon!
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