ABS hydraulic blocks
Imagine driving your car in the city and standing at the traffic lights. There are a few other cars in front of you until you reach the actual traffic lights. The light turns green and you drive off. You are briefly distracted. Suddenly the brake lights of the car in front of you light up and you have to make a full stop. You are now just a few centimetres from the rear bumper of the car in front of you. This is where your anti-lock braking system (ABS) and the ABS hydraulic block it contains have intervened - thank goodness! Because if it hadn't, you might not only have gotten away with the fright.
The ABS hydraulic block ensures optimum braking
In extreme situations, the anti-lock braking system makes a significant contribution to effective emergency braking.
It ensures the firm adhesion of the tyres to the ground and thus has four positive effects:
- Prevents the wheels from locking
- Reduces tyre wear
- Maintains the permanent steerability of the vehicle
- Shortens the braking distance (especially on wet roads)
The ABS therefore ensures constant driving stability and grip while you apply emergency braking. Using sensors on each wheel, it monitors whether all wheels are turning for the entire duration of the braking process. If this is not the case, the ABS hydraulic block regulates the braking force at each wheel. When the brake is "released", the wheel regains grip and returns to normal rotation. During the process, the braking force on the wheel is never completely released, only reduced. So your vehicle still decelerates the entire time.
We have a wide range of ABS hydraulic blocks
Since the ABS hydraulic block contributes to the optimal functioning of your brake system, you should seek immediate repair in case of a defect. You are sure to find the right spare part in our large number of ABS hydraulic blocks for many makes and models of vehicle.