ABS Speed Sensor Replacement
SERVING KENT, WA SINCE 1998
When you need ABS wheel speed sensor replacement service in Kent WA, visit the experts at Central Avenue Automotive! Family-owned and operated since 1998, we’re a full-service auto repair shop that offers comprehensive repairs and maintenance on most makes and models. We’re ASE-certified, AAA-approved, and use only the most advanced equipment to ensure you always receive the best possible service. Our shop also has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau!
Schedule an appointment today by calling (253) 854-6762.
What is the ABS Wheel Speed Sensor?
An ABS wheel speed sensor is a specialized tachometer that’s used in the anti-lock braking system (ABS) to measure the rotation speed of the wheels. The ABS sensor sends the speed of each wheel to the ABS controller, so it can prevent the brakes from locking up in case you need to make a sudden stop. If the wheels are turning at different speeds, the ABS controller will activate the anti-lock feature to help equalize the speeds. Depending on the age of your vehicle, you can have anywhere from one to four ABS sensors.
On vehicles that have traction control, the wheel speed sensors also detect wheel slippage. If one of the wheels slips, the computer will cause brake pressure to be applied to that wheel to help maintain traction. The sensors also aid electronic stability control by monitoring changes in your vehicle’s speed, steering, momentum, and acceleration.
What Happens if an ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Fails?
Over time, the ABS wheel speed sensors can become dirty and clogged with dirt, road debris, metallic debris, and brake dust. To prevent the need for ABS speed sensor replacement at our Kent WA shop, it’s important to have your sensors inspected and cleaned at regular intervals. If your sensors are failing, you may notice:
- Your ABS or traction control light is on
- Loss of stability control or traction (especially in slippery conditions)
- The brake pedal pulsates while braking
- It takes longer to brake
- The ABS system doesn’t work
- Adaptive cruise control and adaptive braking are disabled
- The transmission won’t shift gears
- In rare cases, the speedometer may stop working
Since it affects the braking system and other safety features, it’s important to have your wheel speed sensor replaced as soon as possible. Some of these signs can be caused by other issues; we’ll perform thorough diagnostics to ensure your wheel speed sensor is the culprit.
Makes We Service
We offer ABS speed sensor replacement in Kent WA for nearly all makes and models, including:
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The Best Auto Repair Shop in Kent WA
At Central Avenue Automotive, we take pride in our exceptional customer service. Our team ensures each and every customer is treated with the most reliable and prompt service. As a full-service auto repair shop, we offer everything you need to keep your vehicle safe and performing its best, including oil changes, tune ups, check engine light diagnostics, transmission repair, and more. Whatever your vehicle needs, you can count on us to get the job done right.
Contact us today at (253) 854-6762 or request an appointment online!