About ABS Sensors
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) is an enhanced braking system, faster than manual brakes, that is used by many modern cars. An ABS Sensor measures the rotational speed of each wheel to high accuracy, allowing the car's ABS Control Module to indentify if any of the wheels are locking up. The ABS Module will be triggered (overriding your manual braking) if there is any difference or slippage between the wheels. Depending on the type of braking system your car uses, you'll have up to four ABS's mounted to your vehicle (in newer systems they'll be fitted to the wheel hub assembly).
Why do I need ABS Sensors?
ABS Sensors are a crucial safety feature of your vehicle as they stop your brakes from locking up when you stop suddenly, meaning you're less likely to lose control of your car, even in wet conditions. It's therefore important that you replace your ABS sensor(s) at the first sign of malfunction.
A faulty ABS can cause the wheels to skip or skid when the car stops suddenly, increase fuel comsumption, lose power to the engine, cause the speedometer to stop working, and cause an increased braking path in wet conditions. These are signs you may need a new ABS sensor, but also look out for the ABS and/or ESP lights being lit up on the dashboard. Although you can get up to 80,500km from your ABS Sensor, its important to watch out for these signs. Your ABS Sensor will wear more quicky if you drive often, or if it's exposed to compounds such as dirt or salt.
Our Range of ABS Sensors
Sparesbox has a broad range of Protex ABS sensors for fitment to a variety of different vehicles, each falling under a 12 month or 20,000km manufacturer's warranty. Protex is one of Australia's most respected names in automotive spares and components, delivering OE or better quality and cost effective automotive solutions to the Australian market.