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What Are ABS Brakes?

Did you know that your car has various braking systems, not just one? Cars nowadays have an ABS or an anti-lock braking system. And similar to your drum brakes or disc brakes, they require special attention too. Read on to learn more about the fine ABS.


The anti-lock braking system is a secondary braking system that kicks in when there is an emergency situation, such as brake failure. When you have to drive in severe weather conditions, like heavy rain or snow,  anti-lock brakes can come to the rescue. They prevent your front or rear brakes from locking up and losing control. Most automobiles today come with ABS brakes, which is why it is important for you to understand this life-saving feature. 


Just like your everyday brakes, the ABS system can falter. Below are some of the common signs that indicate you need ABS repairs.

  • ABS Warning Light Comes on Dashboard - This is one of the easiest dashboard warning lights to read because its symbol typically has the letters ABS on it. The ABS light means that your anti-lock braking system has been deactivated, typically due to a malfunction. When this alert comes on, you should not wait to bring your car to our shop for inspections.
  • Unresponsive Brake Pedal - When you apply pressure on your brake pedal and receive no response, that’s a huge red flag. You should stop driving as soon as possible and have your braking systems checked.
  • Brakes Lock - If you notice abnormal brake performance, such as the locking of your brakes, please take the situation seriously and take your car to a trusted auto repair shop ASAP.

When you notice any of the symptoms above, please do not hesitate to bring your car to the experts at Complete Automotive. We can take care of all your brake maintenance and repairs so that you can operate your vehicle safely and confidently. Feel free to give us a call or schedule your appointment at one of our shops today.

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