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What Does the ABS Light Mean?

What Does the ABS Light Mean?

  Among the myriad of glowing symbols, one stands out – the ABS light. It's not something you see every day, and it's definitely not part of the regular dashboard decor. So, what does it mean, and should you be concerned? First things first, let's demystify ABS. ABS stands for Anti-Lock Brake System, a critical safety feature in modern cars. Its primary purpose is to prevent your wheels from locking up during hard braking, allowing you to maintain steering control and avoid skidding. When the ABS Light Shines When your ABS light illuminates, it's your car's way of saying, "Hey, there's a glitch in the ABS system, and I need your attention." But don't hit the panic button just yet. The ABS light can signal various issues, including: Faulty Sensors ABS relies on sensors to monitor wheel speed. If a sensor malfunctions, it can trigger the ABS warning light. Brake Fluid Levels Low br ... read more