ABS Speed Sensor Replacement at your home or office in Kernersville.

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How much does ABS Speed Sensor Replacement cost in Kernersville?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Kernersville. Our mechanics in Kernersville are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Kernersville.

ABS Speed Sensor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 Volvo XC90$171$75.55$94.996%$183.05
2010 GMC Yukon XL 1500$207$111.52$94.995%$219.02
2009 Kia Borrego$303$208.49$94.993%$315.99
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250$212$79.08$132.987%$229.58
2014 Lincoln MKZ$120$25.34$94.999%$132.84
2008 Jaguar X-Type$171$76.24$94.996%$183.74

ABS Speed Sensor Replacement Service

What is the ABS Speed Sensor all about?

Most modern vehicles have anti­-lock brake systems that use sensors to detect wheel rotation rates, reporting to a computer that is able to modulate brake pressure if one or more wheels should lock during a braking operation. Usually the sensor is a Hall­effect, or so-­called reluctance component, which looks at a toothed ring (called a tone ring) that is affixed to the wheel or axle. The teeth passing by the sensor creates a wave form that can be recognized and interpreted by the ABS controller. On three-channel ABS systems (typically found on older pickups), the rear axle is monitored by one sensor while the front wheels have their own individual sensors and anti­-lock control. Four-channel systems monitor each wheel independently.

Keep in mind:

  • If one or more ABS speed sensors fail, the entire system defaults to a non-­operational status, providing no anti­-lock control. The diagnostic system will reveal to the mechanic which sensors (if more than one) have failed.

  • If a sensor fails, the ABS warning light will illuminate every time you start the car, and stay lit.

  • If you lose ABS intervention, you may lock up the brakes in an emergency, increasing stopping distance and losing all steering ability.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle is raised and supported, then the tire is removed
  • The defective ABS Sensor is replaced
  • The tire is reinstalled and the vehicle is lowered
  • The ABS system is rechecked for any codes
  • The vehicle is road tested for proper operation

Our recommendation:

Have a mechanic inspect the vehicle's brake system and replace any wheel speed sensors that are defective. The difference between a vehicle with and without operational ABS is potentially a matter of life and death. Your brakes will still operate, but the chances of a lockup on slippery surfaces or in an emergency – without ABS – are pretty much 100­ percent.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the ABS Speed Sensor?

  • The ABS warning light will illuminate when the car is started, and it will stay on permanently.
  • If you test the brakes on gravel or ice, you will no longer feel or hear the ABS mechanisms kick in, and the brakes will lock up.

How important is this service?

Functional ABS is the difference between being able to simultaneously brake and steer past an obstacle, or locking up and hitting it. It's considered important enough for insurance companies to offer discounts to owners of cars equipped with ABS systems. With a failed speed sensor, you're driving around with sophisticated electronic control systems, relays and sensors that could save your life. If only they worked.


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Eduardo

19 years of experience
552 reviews
Eduardo
19 years of experience
Eduardo was very polite and courteous he showed up early that was great. I would like him to work on my other vehicle.

Corey

17 years of experience
341 reviews
Corey
17 years of experience
Corey and Jake went above and beyond to fix my car!!!

Miguel

17 years of experience
44 reviews
Miguel
17 years of experience
Miguel was great and able to do a fairly complex job in record time and great results! Very pleased wirh his work. I will definitely recommend him and the YourMechanic service going forward. And thank you for continuing to get services to customers timely during this Corona crisis. Grateful!

Tim

30 years of experience
45 reviews
Tim
30 years of experience
Tim arrived early. Very knowledgeable, professional. I was very impressed with his attention to detail. Will book again!

Rigoberto

11 years of experience
739 reviews
Rigoberto
11 years of experience
Awesome all the way around!! I will not choose anyone else but him!!!!

Joel

21 years of experience
987 reviews
Joel
21 years of experience
Good work. Did not wear a mask.

Ira

36 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
36 years of experience
Ira was a breath of fresh air. He changed the ABS sensor quickly and efficiently. I will definitely use him again.

Tony

14 years of experience
121 reviews
Tony
14 years of experience
Excellent job!

George

26 years of experience
55 reviews
George
26 years of experience
Extremely courteous and professional. Worked hard and cleaned up after himself. Would use again.

Brian

24 years of experience
201 reviews
Brian
24 years of experience
Very friendly and works fast.

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