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Anti-Lock Brakes

An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a safety anti-skid braking system that operates by preventing the wheels from locking up during braking, thereby maintaining traction contact with the road surface.

ABS is an automated system that uses the principles of threshold braking and cadence braking which were once practiced by skillful drivers with earlier non-ABS braking systems. ABS operates at a much faster rate and more effectively than most drivers could manage. Although ABS generally offers improved vehicle control and decreases stopping distances on dry and slippery surfaces, on loose gravel or snow-covered surfaces, ABS may significantly decrease braking distance, while still improving steering control. Modern versions may not only prevent wheel lock under braking, but may also alter the front-to-rear brake bias. This latter function, depending on its specific capabilities and implementation, is known variously as electronic brake-force distribution, traction control system, emergency brake assist, or electronic stability control (ESC).

Brakes that work properly are essential to your safety as you drive and stop on our St. Paul streets. You want to carefully maintain your brakes. Have one of our ASE Master Certified Technicians check out your vehicle's ABS. He'll also check for signs of brake problems and go over other brake components to see that they're working properly.

Taking care of your brakes keeps them working safely – and with a properly working anti-lock braking system you may be able to avoid an accident. At Auto Repair Service we have several options to meet your braking requirements and your budget.


Anti-Lock Brakes


Components of anti-lock brakes