ABS Sensor / Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement

What does the ABS System do?

Most vehicles from the early 1990’s have an anti-lock braking system (ABS) which controls brake pressure, to each wheel while braking to prevent each wheel from locking up or skidding. The ABS system uses several sensors to determine the required amount of brake pressure in each wheel. These sensors include ABS sensors or wheel speed sensors.

 

What happens if an ABS sensor fails?abs light

In the event of one of your ABS sensors failing, your vehicle’s ABS light will turn on, warning you that there is a fault in your ABS system. When one sensor stops working, your entire ABS system may cease to work correctly, compromising you and your families safety along with other other people.

We recommend that you get your vehicle inspected as soon as possible. A vehicle with no anti-lock braking system may not brake in a straight line under emergency braking, causing you to loose control. Also you may not be able to swerve out of the way of obstacles will emergency braking, increasing the risk of a collision.

Please remember it is illegal to drive your vehicle with the ABS light is on even if you have a current Warrant of Fitness (WOF). You could get a fine from the Police if caught.

Also, if your ABS light is on, (or does not turn on for a few seconds for a bulb check) at the time of a Warrant of Fitness check, then it will fail the WOF.

 


ABS / Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement in Hamilton

When you take your vehicle to Grimmer Motors, our trusted, experienced and skilled staff use the latest in scan tool technology to quickly determine if an ABS sensor or component is damaged and fit a replacement. This will remove the ABS warning from your dashboard, allowing you vehicle to pass a Warrant of Fitness and allow you to drive safely.

 

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