How to Buy a Good Quality Wheel Speed Sensor

For vehicles that have anti-lock brakes, the wheel speed sensor plays an important role. They work together with the electronic stability control system that is found on so many vehicles today.

This wheel speed sensor is responsible for keeping track of the wheel's rotational speed. This information is then transmitted to the ABS control module. Once this sensor starts to malfunction the Check Engine light may come on, the ABS light may come on, or the ABS system may stop working properly.

These sensors are typically built quite well so they hold up over time. One thing that can take a toll on them is road debris. Unfortunately, if you need to replace the wheel speed sensor it's not uncommon to have to replace the full hub assembly, since the sensor can be part of it.

Refer to your owner’s manual to learn about your vehicle’s wheel speed sensor. It’s best to have it inspected by a professional mechanic if you suspect there are issues with it. The mechanic will be able to properly assess the situation and provide you with pricing on the parts required. Be sure to ask if there is a warranty on the parts, and ask about the lifespan of them.

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Toyota Highlander V6-3.3L - Speed Sensor - Rocklin, California
Jeff was great! Experienced, timely and a good communicator. My service need was not dire, as I could drive my car without the part replacement. But Your Mechanic had set up four appointments before the correct part was available and installed (Jeff came out twice). He was apologetic and frustrated about the delay in obtaining the right part, but got the job done. I am a satisfied customer.
Ford Focus - Speed Sensor - Sacramento, California
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Nicholas

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Jeep Grand Cherokee L6-4.0L - Speed Sensor - Durham, North Carolina
Was in contact before appointment and during Appointment, Nicolas professional opinion had my best interest did a great job very professional would definitely use him again

Bobby

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Dodge Durango V6-3.7L - Speed Sensor - Charlotte, North Carolina
He was on time kind and very knowledgeable he is a really good mechanic and had a game plan already when he arrived Mr.Bobby was more than I expected 

Juan

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Mitsubishi Galant L4-2.4L - Speed Sensor - Wilmington, California
He came a little early and informed me he would be a bit early, finished the work earlier than expected and my car is running as smooth as ever.

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