Thursday, June 24, 2010

Frank Myers Auto Maxx Presents: Car Care Secrets Exposed/June 24th Edition


Is Your ABS Light Or Brake Light On?
When your ABS Light is on, that means that your ABS system is temporarily disabled. When the system is disabled, your vehicle will not have ABS capabilities if you need to stop quickly. This can make the difference between being able to make a panic stop and still retail control of your vehicle, or sliding uncontrollably. While there are some things that you can wait on temporarily before repair or inspection, your ABS system should not be one of them. Our Certified technicians in Winston-Salem, NC are fully trained and qualified to diagnose and repair your ABS and Brake system.

What Could Be The Problem With My ABS System?
Any hydraulic or electrical failure in the ABS or Brake system can cause the ABS light to come on. In some vehicles, the traction control system might also be the cause. In short, every situation will be different, and needs to be diagnosed seperately, but causes can range anywhere from low brake fluid, to wheel sensors registering the wrong speed, to ABS control module failure. Any time your ABS Light is on, you need to visit Frank Myers Auto Maxx in Winston-Salem, NC as soon as possible, so that we can get your system back up and running with minimal downtime.

What Exactly Does My ABS System Do?
The ABS and Traction Control Systems together provide a full stability control system, to help a vehicle maintain its trajectory and help the driver maintain control of a vehicle during inclement weather conditions, cornering and stopping situations. The ABS system monitors the speed of each of your vehicle’s wheels, to determine if one or more of the wheels has locked up during a braking situation. If a wheel has locked up, the ABS system can either modulate the amount of pressure applied to the brake for that wheel, or pulse the pressure to that wheel. This allows the wheel to continue rotating and maintain its grip with the road to help prevent swerving or loss of control during a panic stop or stop on ice condition. Anytime your ABS light is on, the system has been deactivated, so the ABS system will not be operating. This is why it is important to get the system inspected by Frank Myers Auto Maxx today.

- About the service department at Frank Myers Auto Maxx: “We are committed to providing a convenient, ethical and reliable auto repair facility while specializing in helping people cost-effectively maintain their vehicles to ensure additional repairs and expenses are kept to a minimum.” To speak with a Automotive Service Advisor, call 336-831-0656 or visit for more information.

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