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How much does ABS Speed Sensor Replacement cost in Sterling Heights?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Sterling Heights. Our mechanics in Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights.

ABS Speed Sensor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Impala$220$124.76$94.995%$232.26
2013 Chevrolet Express 3500$131$35.98$94.998%$143.48
2010 Toyota RAV4$361$266.26$94.993%$373.76
2011 Mercedes-Benz S550$141$45.98$94.998%$153.48
2008 Mini Cooper$239$143.88$94.994%$251.38
2016 Ford Mustang$223$80.93$142.487%$242.18

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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Chris

22 years of experience
2239 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Chris was great. He worked me into his schedule and did a great job for an excellent price.

Richard

11 years of experience
450 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Have you ever had the fortune of finding a mechanic that was prompt, courteous, and competent? Well, that pretty much summarizes Richard. It's clear that Richard takes pride in his work, and is good at what he does. I'll definitely request him for future repairs/maintenance through YourMechanic.

Angel

5 years of experience
126 reviews
Angel
5 years of experience
Great service! Very helpful and friendly! I will be using him again! Thank you so much!

Attila

19 years of experience
920 reviews
Attila
19 years of experience
Very professional I would definitely use him again

Sean

17 years of experience
111 reviews
Sean
17 years of experience
Sean did an excellent job servicing my vehicle. I highly recommend him.

Joshua

16 years of experience
12 reviews
Joshua
16 years of experience
My mechanic 'Joshua' was prompt, very polite, personable and knowledgeable and very professional. Joshua was outstanding, being very helpful and attentive, showing and going over everything, making sure that I understood and was satisfied, as he explained and addressed all of my questions and concerns on my Jeep repairs. Joshua met and exceeded all of my expectations, and I will definitely be requesting him for any other auto service and repairs for my Jeep or any other car in the future! I totally Recommend Joshua to Everyone for their auto needs! ☆☆☆☆☆

Chuy

14 years of experience
407 reviews
Chuy
14 years of experience
He was on time & completed the job within about 10-15 minutes. Not bad at all considering the extremely cold weather out. Will book all future service with him.

Adam

17 years of experience
231 reviews
Adam
17 years of experience
Excellent thorough and highly experienced professional with an encyclopedic knowledge of complex Mercedes electrical systems. Adam was extremely helpful, instructive and efficient. Look forward to his help in the future!

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.

Fred

17 years of experience
389 reviews
Fred
17 years of experience
Was very quick and knowledgeable!

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