Anti-lock braking system
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface according to driver inputs while braking preventing the wheels from locking up (ceasing rotation) and avoiding uncontrolled skidding. It is an automated system that uses the principles of threshold braking and cadence braking which were practiced by skillful drivers with previous generation braking systems.
Why an Effective Anti-Lock Braking System is Good for Your Logistics
If you are in the frozen food business, then you will understand what it means to be behind on a scheduled delivery. Promptness is key and, without it, you could lose your clients to a faster, more efficient competitor.
It is, therefore, important to check your refrigerated vehicle regularly for engine performance, cooling capacity, and, most importantly, the brakes. This is because, while it is good to deliver products on time, it is more important to arrive safely. Safety always comes first.
Unfortunately, failure to ensure that your braking system is in order could lead to disastrous consequences. What use is a functional, temperature-controlled van if it veers off course during a trip?
At Glacier Vehicles, we continuously test the performance of our refrigerated vans’ ABS before releasing them for use. Every van sold is ABS tested and trusted. Feel free to contact us if you wish to carry out maintenance on your current fleet.
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What is ABS?
ABS is an acronym for Anti-Lock Braking System. ABS systems have existed for a long time. Developed in 1929, they were originally used in aircraft engines. It wasn’t until 1966 that the 4-wheel-drive car was built with an ABS system installed. However, further development was slow, and vehicle-owners had to wait until the mid-1980s to enjoy a standard developed model.
Today, an ABS is fitted into almost every new vehicle, and it helps to maintain stability at a bend, as well as traction on the road. So, it is easy to see how critical this part of the engine is for logistics and other business operations.
How Does An ABS Work?
Imagine you are on a delivery run, and it suddenly starts to rain. The roads become extra slippery, and it will take some measure of traction to keep the vehicle from skidding across the motorway, particularly at a sharp curve. Now if the anti-lock braking system is bad, there will be considerable difficulty in navigation, even at reduced speeds.
In severe cases, some cars have been known to veer completely off course. While this can be managed by driving extremely slowly, it is only a coping solution, and we advise all drivers to visit a mechanic as soon as they notice a faulty ABS.
The ABS is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels of your vehicle to maintain traction with the surface of the road, while stopping them from locking up whenever the brakes are applied. It is an automated system that applies cadence braking and threshold braking principles to keep the driver, and contents, of a vehicle safe.
Maintaining Your ABS
When was the last time you checked your ABS? Are you confident that it is in order? At Glacier Vehicles, we don’t just sell high-performance vehicles, we also maintain them for our clients. Maybe it’s about time you serviced your brakes?
What’s more, we offer affordable rates, and you can enjoy the convenience of home/office delivery after servicing. You never have to worry about late delivery or the safety of your goods, because that’s our job.
Is your refrigerated or freezer van due for maintenance? Call us now.