ABS Diagnostics

ABS light

No sure why your ABS light is on or don’t have the time to look into? We are here to help with ABS Diagnostics. Our technicians have the tools and expertise to track down and correct problems with your ABS system.

What is ABS?

ABS stands for Anti-lock Braking System. It is a safety system that prevents wheels from locking up during emergency braking. This helps reduce the overall braking distance and allows the drive to maintain more control. The concept of an anti-lock braking system is nearly 100 year olds. The first modern system was introduced in 1971.


The anti-lock braking system is made up of four key components which allow the system to work


The controller monitors the information related to wheel speed and engages the ABS modulator and valves when a traction loss event is detected.


The pump is used to restore hydraulic force, after the valves have been activated. When the ABS system detects a wheel traction loss condition is detected, the hydraulic brake pressure input from the driver is released. The pump then applies a calculated amount of force, as directed by the ABS Controller. This allows for the modulation in braking force and reduces wheel slipping

Speed Sensor

Speed sensors monitor the acceleration or deceleration of one or more wheels. Depending on the specific set up there may be between 1 and 4 wheel speed sensors. A sensor mounted at each wheel is what is used on late model vehicles.


Valves are used to control the follow of hydraulic fluid through the ABS system. Most systems have three position. Position one allows the brake system to work completely under the input of the drive. Position two isolates the driver input, to limit braking force from rising, should the drive press harder on the brake pedal. Position three the valve release some of the pressure from the braking system.

How much will it cost?

Diagnostic services are preformed to find the cause of an issue. Depending on the system that is being worked on the complexity man vary. When preforming diagnostic services we estimate the amount of time it will it take. This information is presented to customer along with a price. The price is not charged, as long as the customer chooses to go forward with the repair.

The Fixitfor.us difference:

Most common vehicle repair services can be preformed at your location. This saves you time. No need to arrange drop-offs or pick ups. No sitting in a waiting room. Just continue with your day, while our experts handle your repair. Our Mechanics are all certified. Our business is a registered repair facility in Michigan. We are fully insured and back our service with our warranty.

What we require

  • A safe place to work on your vehicle
  • Authorization from a property owner or management.
  • We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.
  • We do not preform repairs in unsafe location or on unstable surfaces
  • We do not preform repairs during serve weather

Book your appointment

Ready to set up your appointment? The whole process can be completed online. Simply choose a day and time that works for you. Let us know what service you need or what your car issues are. You will be contacted with an estimate and the ability to confirm your appoint. We will even send you a reminder. If you aren’t sure when you will want service performed, you can get an estimate without choosing a time.

Are you in our service area?

Our services are available, on site throughout Michigan. Odds are you live near one of the cities we provide service in. Below are some of the common places we perform repair services.

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