service areas August 10, 2018

ABS Brake Repair Reston VA

The Anti-Lock Brake System or ABS improves the function of disc brakes and increases the safety for both driver and passenger. It accomplishes this as the driver applies the brakes by preventing the wheels from locking up or seizing, especially when turning. It reduces the possibility of skidding, especially on rain-slick roads.

At Wiygul Automotive, we recommend a complete, annual brake inspection for every automobile. It enables our team of technicians to analyze and repair minor issues before they become a much larger problem. Repairs to an ABS Brake system in a Reston, VA auto is always more expensive than following a maintenance schedule.

To correctly diagnose an ABS issue found in an inspection, our technicians use a Controller Scanning Device. If something within the system is not functioning correctly, it reads a trouble code sent by the ABS Control Module. The code provides information on the malfunction and what is needed to make repairs.

Our technician then starts with the control fuse. If it tests OK, she looks for corrosion on the fuse harness. The technician sprays a cleaning agent on the harness, wipes it dry, and does a visual check. If she finds no corrosion or physical damage, she cleans the fuse and inserts it back into the harness.

Her next task is to examine the wheel sensors. Mounted adjacent to the wheel bearing assembly, they inform the ABS Control Module how quickly each wheel rotates as long as they are sending and receiving data correctly. To examine them properly, she lifts the car on a rack and loosens the lug nuts on all four tires.

The technician examines each wheel sensor and connecting wires to determine if there is physical damage or if the wires are loose. Before lowering the car, she technician also examines each wheel bearing assembly for damage that could interfere with the wheel sensors. If there is, she replaces them according to the automobile manufacturer’s recommendation.

In addition to ABS brake repair, our Reston, VA clinic also provides full brake support and replacement. Each service also comes with a 24-month warranty:

  • Brake Caliper Replacement
  • New Brake Pad Installation
  • Brake Hose Repair
  • Resurfacing or Replacing Brake Rotors
  • Brake Line Repair
  • Wheel Speed Sensor Repair

Each Maryland and Virginia clinic also offers a free visual brake inspection to include measuring brake pad thickness. If a technician discovers a problem with the rotor or other components, she can replace them with quality Brembo parts. As a design and production leader in brake parts and components, Wiygul is proud to use Brembo in all domestic and foreign automobiles.

If you have an ABS brake issue and need repair or different auto service, our Reston, VA Clinic can quickly accomplish it for you. To schedule an appointment, call Wiygul Automotive at 866-702-8050 today.


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