Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How to Buy a Good Quality Wheel Speed Sensor

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.

YourMechanic supplies top-quality wheel speed sensors to our certified mobile technicians. We can also install a wheel speed sensor that you've purchased. Click here to get a quote and more information on wheel speed sensor replacement.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.


Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


More related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Transfer a Car Title in Idaho
In order to prove ownership of a car, you must have the title. However, when a car is sold, given away or inherited, the title needs...
The Traveler’s Guide to Driving in Malaysia
CraigBurrows / Malaysia is a popular destination for many tourists today. The country has amazing sights and attractions that you will want to explore....

Related questions

Q: Car pulls to the right after tire rotation and balancing

Hello. Thanks for writing in about your Infiniti EX35. A pull to the right is not normal. If the alignment is in specification, then the frame needs to be checked as it may not be straight. If it is, then...

Q: Service ABS System, Traction Control System and Service Stability System

Hello. These systems are interconnected, since both of them can control individual wheel brake functions when operating. It is likely that one of the speed sensors are failing. To have this verified, have a qualified professional, like one from YourMechanic,...

Q: ABS/brake lights on

Typically when a vehicle has the ABS light appear on, the brake light will appear right along with it. When this happens, the next step would be to use a automotive scanner to communicate with the ABS module. This will...