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3 Common ABS Brake Repair Issues October 18, 2018

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3 Common ABS Brake Repair Issues, Loveland, Ohio

Your vehicle’s anti-lock braking system (ABS) goes a long way in helping you maintain control when you slam on the brakes, preventing skids, loss of traction, and other safety issues. Like any other auto part, however, this system will occasionally require some car maintenance — and possibly even brake repairs. The following are among the most common issues that can affect your ABS — though any time the dashboard warning light turns on, you should schedule an inspection.

The Top 3 Reasons You’d Need Brake Repairs for ABS

1. Sensor Contamination

Over time, the use of your brakes produces metal shavings and other debris. If it contaminates the sensors, the ABS will not function as it should. Despite being a relatively minor issue, sensor interference can result in intermittent functionality. The ABS won’t work when desired or might turn on when you don’t want it to until the sensors are cleaned.

2. Locking Up

brake repairIf the brakes are locking up and producing unusual clicking noises, the problem is likely affecting more than just the sensors. In these situations, the ABS module itself may need to be replaced, though in many instances, replacing corroded wires will be enough to fix the problem.

3. Low Fluid

ABS fluid is a necessary part of this component, helping regulate the pressure applied to your brakes. If your vehicle doesn’t have enough fluid or air gets into the reservoir, the ABS won’t function properly. Damage to the hydraulic valve can also keep the fluid from doing its job.

 

By addressing these brake repair issues in a timely manner, you can ensure that you’ll always stay in control of your vehicle when coming to a stop. No matter what type of car repair issue you’re dealing with, you can trust Ken Marcotte’s Professional Auto Service to provide quality results. With over 30 years serving the Loveland, OH area, their ASE-certified mechanics will provide an accurate diagnosis and reliable repairs. To learn more about their services, visit them online or call (513) 683-7852.

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