Nearly all cars built since 1995 feature anti-lock brakes. So chances are you have them on your vehicle. And that’s a good thing, because your anti-lock braking system (ABS) can be a real life saver. Ed's Auto Repair Centre qualified brake service technician can inspect, repair and service your breaks weather they are ABS or not.
Here’s how ABS brakes work.
With ordinary brakes, if conditions were bad and you had to “slam” on the pedal, the brakes would often lock up and cause you to skid. It’s why experts would tell you to “pump” your brakes in those situations.
That’s what anti-lock brakes do. They provide that pumping action, although they do it much faster than a human ever could, as fast as ten times per second. Plus, sensors can detect which wheel is most likely to lock up and direct most of the action there.
ABS brakes can stop skidding, avoid accidents and save lives.
That’s why Ed's Auto Repair Centre is an ABS brake expert. Ed's Auto Repair Centre are trained, tested and top of the line in all aspect of maintaining, servicing and repairing anti-lock brakes. There’s more to ABS maintenance than just replacing shoes and pads, although these parts are very important.
Maintaining the hydraulic side of your brakes can help you avoid expensive problems later on. You should have a flush and fill performed on your ABS system every 24,000 miles or two years. This will keep your brake fluid fresh and prevent your ABS modulator from getting dirty or moisture contaminated.
Brake System Repair Specials
If you’re due for a flush and fill, stop in to Ed's Auto Repair Centre. Whether you drive an SUV, light truck, or foreign or domestic car, he can help.
Proper brake maintenance is always important, but it’s especially so with anti-lock brakes. Skimping on maintenance with ABS can lead to even more extensive and expensive problems than with ordinary brakes. Make sure your ABS system is ABSolutely perfect.
Symptoms one might experience if their automobile needs brakes
- The brakes may pull when applying the brake pedal
- The wheels may be coated with brake dust
- The brakes may make a grinding sound
- Feeling a pulsation in the brake pedal
Common services one might need if their vehicle is in need of this service
- The brake pads and shoes may be replaced
- The rotors and drums may need resurfaced and or replaced depending on condition
- The hydraulics may need serviced such as calipers, hoses, and wheel cylinders
- The brake system may need to be bleed to remove air
- The ABS system may also need to be worked on during brake service
Preventative maintenance tasks one should consider.
- Have an expert work on your brakes, this is a safety system
- Correct brake pads for the application, severe duty vehicles take different parts
- All parts of the system inspected not just the pads and shoes
- If the system has been opened ensure all of the air has been removed
- Clear any lights or codes from the electronics
For expert brake maintenance and repair..."No Worries ... Call Ed's Auto Repair Centre!"