How Anti-Lock Brakes Work

Anti-lock brakes are one of the most important safety features ever invented for the automobile. To find out how the anti-lock brake system (ABS) works in a modern automobile, watch this video clip.

When a driver of a car without ABS slams on the brakes to avoid a collision, the wheels will more than likely lock up. This causes the car to lose the ability to turn during the heavy braking maneuver. If, on the other hand, a driver applies the brakes in a car with ABS, the braking system will pulsate so that the wheels do not lock up. During braking, this gives the car more grip and traction, which decreases stopping distance and ensures that the car can still turn and avoid a collision.

If your car has recently been in a collision or you are looking to get brake work done for your car, come to Michael J’s Body Shop of San Jose. Contact us online or call us at (408) 279-2070 for more information about our collision repair services. 

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