How Long Does a Wheel Speed Sensor Last?

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With all of the sensors and switches that a card has, it can be very overwhelming when trying to keep up with them all. For the most part, a person will become quite familiar with the way that their car runs. This will allow them to detect when there is a problem with their vehicle. The ABS system on a car allows for a person to avoid having their brakes lock up when they having to slam on them or when there are icy conditions. The wheel speed sensor sends the information from the wheels to the engine computer in order to regulate the way the ABS system works. Any time that you want to use your brakes, the wheel speed sensor will take the information from the wheels in order to keep the ABS system regulated.

The sensors, including the wheel speed sensor, are designed to last just as long as the car does. Due to the rough conditions that these sensors have to operate in, it can be very hard to keep them working for long periods of time. The heat that the engine produces will usually end up making the wires inside brittle and frail. Not having the full functionality of your wheel speed sensors can lead to a number of different issues.

If a car does not have a fully working ABS system, then it will be very hard for you to drive safely. As soon as you start to notice that there are problems going on, you will have to act in order to avoid additional damage. Getting a wheel speed sensor repaired or replaced will require the help of a professional in the auto repair industry.

The following are some of the warning signs that you will notice when your wheel speed sensor is in need of being replaced:

  • The ABS Light in on
  • The brakes on the car are very sensitive
  • The braking system is locking up on a regular basis

Having the bad wheel speed sensors replaced by a professional will help to remove all of the guess work from a situation like this.


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