Anti-Lock Brakes, or A.B.S, is a great safety feature that can prevent accidents and save lives. As a father of three knowing a vehicle had anti-lock brakes was a relief when they started driving because I knew it would improve their stopping and handling when an emergency situation arose.
The purpose of A.B.S. is to watch wheel speeds through sensors attached to each, or just one, wheel. When it sees a wheel stop, it starts a pump and valve system that applies and releases brake pressure at a rate faster than humanly possible. If your A.B.S. light is on you should know that there is a good chance that the anti-lock system will not work as intended. Tri City Auto Repair can help get your A.B.S. working safely again.