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Genuine Subaru Parts: ABS Wheel Speed Sensors

Information on genuine Subaru ABS Wheel Speed Sensors in Olympia, WA

The Antilock Brake System (or ABS, for short) can make all the difference in emergencies and on less than ideal driving surfaces. Before ABS, drivers were taught to quickly pump the brakes in order to prevent the wheels from locking up and sending the car into an uncontrolled skid. ABS does the same thing that pumping the brakes did, only it's automatic--and it pumps them much faster than any human could, reducing the distance it takes to stop. But without functioning ABS wheel speed sensors, the entire system could fail.

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What Is the ABS Wheel Speed Sensor?

These sensors are a vital part of the ABS. These days, there's normally one for each wheel, and they're typically built into the wheel hub assembly itself. The sensors measure how quickly each wheel is rotating, passing this information along to your car's computer. If the ABS wheel speed sensors read wildly inconsistent wheel speeds, the computer may apply the ABS to keep the wheels from locking up so the vehicle doesn't skid out of control. But that's not the only thing these sensors do. Modern Subaru models also have stability and traction control technology that relies on the ABS wheel speed sensors. The stability control will use the sensors' data to calculate the optimal application of the brakes when the vehicle begins to skid or otherwise lose traction. This is why a bad wheel speed sensor may turn on more than one dashboard warning light.

What Do I Need To Know About Keeping the ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Maintained?

The ABS wheel speed sensors can be damaged by debris from the road or simply wear out with age. If an ABS wheel speed sensor does fail, the ABS light will typically illuminate, and the antilock brakes are likely to stop working. There's a good chance that you'll also see a traction control warning light come on. We recommend having this, or any other, warning light looked at right away by an expert to make sure that your vehicle is safe for any surprises that may be waiting around the corner.

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Order ABS Wheel Speed Sensors from Hanson Subaru

The Hanson Subaru parts store is well-stocked, and we also make it easy to order your parts online. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our expert parts staff.

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Your Subaru is a special vehicle, which means that it deserves nothing less than the best. At Hanson Subaru, you'll find a huge selection of new OEM and factory-approved parts, fluids, filters, and accessories. Unlike what you may find on the aftermarket, these parts have been tested to meet the same high standards that Subaru is known for. We also make it easy for you to get factory parts at a lower price, thanks to our selection of remanufactured Subaru parts. Our parts experts will be glad to help you find exactly what you're looking for, so don't hesitate to contact them and learn more!

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