The role of anti-lock brakes in a car is to stop the vehicle from skidding should you need to brake sharply. When at speed, the wheels can lock and result in a loss of steering and traction on the road if braking quickly. The goal of the ABS (anti-lock braking system) is to reduce the risk of the wheels locking.
Our guide at Car Parts 4 Less will take you through the finer details of ABS, what are anti-lock brakes and how to use anti-lock brakes in an emergency.
How Anti-Lock Brakes Work
Within each wheel hub of a car is a sensor that tracks how fast the wheel is rotating. If it determines the wheel is about to lock, the brake pressure is quickly reduced and increased to keep the wheel moving.
With ABS, the driver can maintain more control