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Driving road safety with ABS service program

Injectronics are well known for their service of electronic and mechatronic automotive components, testing and repairing an extensive variety of control modules and related components for passenger and commercial vehicles.

One of the its latest endeavours is the often overlooked servicing and upkeep of anti-lock braking systems (ABS). Injectronics understands the requirement for the inspection of ABS modules during routine vehicle servicing, and knows how easily a fault can be diagnosed using a simple scan tool.

Tell tale signs of an ABS fault may include a warning light on the instrument cluster, wheel or pressure sensor fault, low-voltage related fault, or even intermittent ABS disengagement. These are common anti-lock braking system issues – especially in older and high-mileage vehicles – which can all be resolved by Injectronics.

How does ABS work?

As the name suggests, the anti-lock braking system in your vehicle prevents the wheels from locking under heavy brake applications. The system relies on continuous wheel speed sensor data to measure and understand the rotation of each wheel as it relates to the vehicle’s overall speed, and intended direction as indicated by steering angle.

If the system recognises that amount of braking pressure relative to these signals is likely to result in the locking (skid) of a wheel, it will quickly regulate the pressure to that brake caliper on that wheel to help the driver maintain steering, and therefore control, while still applying maximum braking force.

The system is controlled by a pair of primary control units, one electronic the other hydraulic, that operate in unison. As both systems are critical to the safe operation of a vehicle’s anti-lock braking system, they should be inspected as soon as any fault is suspected.

Has ABS improved road safety?

The advent of the anti-lock braking system is noted as one of the most significant advancements in road safety. The technology is recognised as reducing frontal collisions by up to 35 per cent, and with the introduction of automated collision avoidance systems, electronic stability control, and more advanced sensor and computing technology, is arguably the most critical safety system since the seatbelt.

According to Australian Government statistics, road vehicle related fatalities increased each year between 1925 (when accurate record keeping began) and 1970. By that year, the national road toll was 3,798 but made a sharp reduction the following year as the wearing of seatbelts was mandated across the country.

Despite the increase in population and the number of vehicles on our roads, the road toll has continued to decline as vehicular safety technologies improve. SRS (supplementary restraint system) airbags, traction and stability control, and improved structural crumple zones have all played a part in reducing the annual road toll. As of 2019 the national road toll was 1,195.

Injectronics ABS repair program

The advantage of approaching Injectronics for all your ABS and ECM repair needs is that it can turn around most common faults in one or two days. As well as being quicker than a dealership, Injectronics is also significantly more cost effective, and can often provide a replacement unit in the event a supplied module is unserviceable.

All repair work is covered by a 12-month warranty on workmanship.  

Contact the Injectronics technical hotline on 1300 308 060 (Australia) or 0800 535 547 (New Zealand) for more information.

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