ABS, or Anti-Lock Brakes, has been in vogue for some time now. That is primarily because of 2 factors. One, ABS helps a car offer better on-road safety, thanks to its advanced technologies. Two, cars with this technology have become relatively cheaper. These reasons, and the growing recognition of ABS as a paramount safety feature, are why people buy cars with ABS.
But what are the benefits of ABS? And why are those benefits so crucial that they have appealed to so many customers? Read on.
The many benefits of ABS
ABS is a technology which has revolutionised the way cars are driven and improved the safety standards. ABS has several advantages, the most notable of which are:
Vastly-improved stopping power
Stopping power on roads, especially wet and risky ones, has improved drastically with ABS. Previously, vehicles used to skid on icy roads and pile-ups were not too infrequent, especially in such weather conditions. Now, as more vehicles use ABS, accidents and fatalities on the streets of big cities in the UK like Liverpool, Nottingham and Northampton have fallen substantially. Winters in the UK used to be particularly hazardous. ABS has nullified most threats.
ABS has even become one of the mandatory safety checks if you’re going for Northampton Mot Centre or anywhere else in the UK, considering your car has ABS.
Tyres last longer
ABS helps keep tyres in shape for longer durations. It helps reduce the total amout of sudden pressure on the brake rotors and pads. Not only does this help save the brakes but it also helps decrease tyre wear.
However, it is still necessary that you change your car’s set of wheels or tyres once a year. Wintry months need winter tyres which are entirely different from summer tyres. You can purchase the best tyres for your car right here in Northampton at Jackson’s MOT Centre. They sell only the best tyre brands from around the world.
Better traction control
ABS significantly improves traction control on passenger cars. That is because the two technologies are similar, which is why cars with ABS generally come with traction control technology as well.
Better resale values
Cars with ABS fetch better resale value than those without this tech. The used car industry has different dynamics in place while establishing a price on a second-hand vehicle. Furthermore, owners who sell cars with ABS will more often than not purchase a new car that has ABS as well. This repetitive purchase of vehicles, once within a few short years, can benefit the owner with a better resale price on the older car.
No more skidding or accidents
As mentioned, ABS prevents locking of brakes. That allows the car to stay on top of unfavourable road conditions. In turn, your safety is not compromised and your insurance companies are as happy as you are.
Merely ABS does not always have the desired safety factor. Proper wheels and brakes are necessary too. Always keep your brakes & car tyres in Northampton or anywhere else in the UK at optimal conditions to get the best out of your car’s anti-lock braking system.