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How ABS Brakes work

Since most cars available today have some form of Antilock Brakes (ABS) it is helpful to take a look at how they work.

What we describe here is how most systems work but because different manufacturers have their own versions of ABS, their specifications and car part names may differ. If you're having a problem with the ABS on your vehicle get in touch with Autoland, North Shore mechanic.

The ABS is a four-wheel system that prevents wheels locking up by automatically adjusting the brake pressure during an emergency stop. By preventing wheel lock-up, it enables the driver to maintain control and to stop in the shortest possible distance under most conditions. During normal braking, the ABS and non-ABS brake pedal feel will be the same. During ABS brake operation, a pulsing can be felt through the brake pedal. 

Many people were taught to pump the brake pedal in slippery situations, while this may help in normal conditions, it should never be done with ABS. 

ABS can really help in the often-terrifying situation of an emergency stop. In slippery surfaces, even pro race car drivers can't stop as fast without ABS as an average driver can with ABS. At Autoland, North Shore mechanic, we would like to stress that while ABS helps you stop in a shorter distance they’re by no means an excuse to drive recklessly or outside of the speed limit. 

If you’re looking for a mechanic on the North Shore who will deal with any ABS brakes or brake pads issues, get in touch with these Auckland car service specialists. 

You will find Autoland, North Shore mechanic is particularly convenient if you live or work around the following areas:

Mairangi bay, Sunnynook, Sunset North, Meadowood, Wairau Park, Rothesay Bay, Pinehill, Campbells Bay, Forest Hill, Murrays Bay and Rosedale.

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Gives customers confidence in the soundness of repairs carried out by MTA repairers
Is given at no extra cost to customer

Means that the MTA repairer will remedy any defects (subject to the exclusions set out below) that arise in a repair during the period that the MTA Repairer Warranty is valid (this may involve the MTA repairer covering the reasonable cost of parts and labour to remedy any defects.

Is valid for a qualifying repair, for the earlier of six months or 10,000km from the date of repair.


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