Anti-lock brakes come standard in most car models. They are designed to allow drivers to have more control when braking on sleek services due to rain or icy conditions. They provide many benefits to drivers, however, there are some drawbacks to anti-lock brakes that should be noted. It is important for drivers to be aware of these drawbacks, especially when driving in hazardous conditions.
The Benefits of Anti-Lock Brakes
The core feature of anti-lock brakes is that they provide increased stopping power on slippery surfaces. This is especially important when driving over black ice during winter months. Anti-lock brakes prevent wheels from locking in place which causes fishtailing and can cause cars to drive off the road and crash. Anti-lock brakes make it easy for engineers to install advanced traction control technology. With this technology, drivers have increased ability to drive on wet or icy surfaces and lower their chances of their car getting stuck due to skidding. Anti-Lock brakes also increase a car’s value and are a consideration for lowering insurance costs because they have been proved to prevent accidents. With this many benefits, it is clear why almost all new makes and models of vehicles come with anti-lock brakes installed. However, there are some issues with Anti-Lock Brakes.
The Drawbacks Of Anti-Lock Brakes
Anti-Lock brakes are not perfect. Anti-lock brakes can make driving on snow or gravel more difficult because these surfaces can move under the car. Anti-lock brakes also cause issues stop time. It can take longer for a vehicle to come to a complete stop with anti-lock brakes compared to a vehicle without them. Anti-lock brakes also require special maintenance and upkeep. This maintenance includes checking your ABS sensor and possibly having the sensor replaced if it is not functioning properly. Maintenance is needed more frequently for drivers that consistently drive through hazardous conditions including ice and wet roads.
Contact Everett Transmission
If you have questions about brakes, need your brakes replaced, or your ABS sensor’s light is on, come to Everett Transmission and we will help repair or replace your brakes. Our team of engineers can help with brake replacement, brake pad replacement, and other brake services. If your vehicle is not stopping quickly or has begun to make sounds when you brake or you frequently drive on icy roads and haven’t had your brakes checked in a while, contact our team through our online contact form and we will set up an appointment.