DOW Auto Care | Auto Repair Near Me | Port Orange, FL | Brake Service and System 2

Dow Auto Care
321 N. US Hwy 17-92. Longwood, FL 32750
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An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a safety anti-skid braking system used on aircraft and on land vehicles , such as cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses. ABS operates by reventing the wheels from locking up during braking, thereby maintaining tractive contact with the road surface.
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What is an ABS and how it works

ABS uses wheel speed sensors to determine if one or more wheels are trying to lock up during braking. If a wheel tries to lock up, a series of hydraulic valves limit or reduce the braking on that wheel. This prevents skidding and allows you to maintain steering control.

Why did my ABS light come on?

If both the ABS and brake system light come on at the same time, your vehicle is no longer safe to drive. his means there is a serious problem with the braking system, and continuing to drive is a risk of a car crash.
It is completely normal for the light to come on when there is a problem with your ABS System. This means the ABS system functions are working normally.

Is it safe to drive a car with ABS light on?

Yes, your automobile is safe to drive; however, you should have us look it over if the light stays on. It's also important to note that if both the ABS and Brake System warning lights come on at the same time while you're driving, you must stop your car or truck as quickly and safely as you can and call for a tow. Do no risk and continue to drive in this condition as it is very unsafe for you and others on the road.

Brake Service and System

A/C Repair FAQs
Q: What is an auto braking system

An automotive braking system is a group of mechanical, electronic and hydraulically activated components which use friction / heat to stop a moving vehicle.

Q: How does a braking system work?

When the brake pedal is depressed, the pressure on the brake pedal moves a piston in the master cylinder, forcing the brake fluid from the master cylinder through the brake lines and flexible hoses to the calipers and wheel cylinders. The force applied to the brake pedal produces a proportional force on each of the pistons. 

Q: What are disk brakes?

Disc Brakes are comprised of a disc or rotor, a  caliper assembly, disc brake pads and the wheel bearings and hardware necessary to mount the components on the vehicle.  The caliper is connected to the master cylinder through tubes, hoses and valves that conduct brake fluid through the system.

Q: What are drum brakes?

Drum Brakes are comprised of a drum & backing plate, a  hub or axle assembly, brake shoes , wheel cylinder, wheel bearings and hardware necessary to mount these components on the vehicle.  The wheel cylinder is connected to the master cylinder through tubes, hoses and valves that conduct brake fluid through the system.

Q: What is brake fluide?

Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid used in brake applications for automobiles and light trucks. It is used to transfer force under pressure from where it is created through hydraulic lines to the braking mechanism near the wheels.  Braking applications produce a lot of heat so brake fluid must have a high boiling point to remain effective and must not freeze under operating conditions.