ABS: A Must Have Of Your Car

The antilock braking mechanism – all the more normally known as antilock braking system or basically ABS – is a security system that keeps a vehicle’s wheels from locking or slipping when the driver brakes hard. ABS helps the driver to keep up control, evade a slip, and minuscule halting separations during a frenzy top.

As of the 2012 model year, all autos, SUVs and light trucks sold in the United States are required to have ABS (electronically monitored slowing mechanisms). In Europe, ABS was ordered in 2007.Now from last year, all the Indian good automobile players have been launching ABS inbuilt cars.

Antilock Brakes Principle

Antilock brakes follow the principle that a wheel that is turning has better hold, or footing, than a wheel that is bolted and sliding. In the cars without antilock breaking system, braking excessively can lock the wheels which cause them to quit turning while the car is as yet moving.

How abs works in Car

If the back wheels lock up, the back end of the car may not as a matter of course take after the front and the car can turn out; if the front wheels lock up, the car may not react to the controlling wheel. Also, with any wheels bolted, ceasing separations (even on dry asphalt) will be majorly expanded.


Antilock brakes take care of this issue most extreme braking without permitting the wheels to jam. Basically, ABS does what drivers were taught to do in the no ABS days. It pumps the brakes and yet it can do as such much more quickly than a human driver. Moreover, ABS can work on individual wheels, though the driver can just control each of the four brakes immediately.

How it works in Car

 Antilock Brakes Principle

ABS uses wheel-speed sensors that screen every individual wheel.

In the event that a wheel all of a sudden decelerates quickly, the ABS system translates this as approaching lockup and lessens the braking pressure on that particular wheel. When the wheel starts to quicken once more, the ABS system builds braking pressure until another strange deceleration is distinguished. Along these lines, ABS can apply the most extreme measure of braking without permitting the brakes to jam.

Cars furnished with ABS have a yellow or orange cautioning light on the dash. Generally the letters “ABS” glows around our speedometer area. This light should be enlightened quickly and after that go out when the car is ignited to move. We should always take care if the “ABS” indicator is glowing while the car has been moving. The brakes will in any case work, yet the car won’t have antilock assurance.

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ABS: A Must Have Of Your Car Published on: October 19th, 2015 by Shivesh Pratap

Shivesh Pratap

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One thought on “ABS: A Must Have Of Your Car

  • January 18, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Your answer lifts the innecligetle of the debate.


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