ABS System Services In Houston

ABS System Services

Early antilock braking systems were first developed for aircraft use after World War I. In order to keep the wheels from locking up while landing, a flywheel was used to stutter the brake fluid as pressure was applied, resulting in much better braking distances across the board. In 1971, ABS systems were first implemented on vehicles with the release of Chrysler’s “Sure-Brake” system on its Imperial models. The modern antilock braking system is controlled by the car’s ECU, which monitors the rotational speed of each wheel. If it detects a lockup on one of the wheels, it will send a pulse to the brake calipers which allows for maximum braking power in short intervals to prevent lockup. The driver can feel ABS working when the brake pedal begins to pulsate under their foot.

If your ABS system needs work, trust the experts at Cypress, TX‘s own Lucas Auto Care.