Archive for March, 2014

ABS Brakes Explained

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

We know ABS brake repairs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The perfect photo for a cold day, we just had to post it! These little guys do the best illustration I’ve ever seen of anti-lock brakes in action.

Introduced in the nineties, ABS (or anti-lock brake systems) are a great safety feature that allows you to retain steering control under hard braking. On a skidding car a wheel that is “locked”, or not turning cannot steer; the car will continue to slide in the same direction regardless of where the steering is pointed. ABS brake systems automatically pulse the brakes for you, allowing the wheels to turn a fraction of a rotation every pulse, so you can control your steering direction while pushing firmly on the brake pedal.

How Far We’ve Come!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

New car safety features sure have come a long way. Bigger and heavier doesn’t always mean safer, as illustrated in this crash test between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu.