Your braking system is the most important safety feature on your vehicle. When it is not working properly, you are putting yourself, your passengers, and other drivers at risk. It is not just an inconvenience like the car not starting, but it is a dangerous situation and requires immediate attention.
Both the MINI Cooper’s braking system and the BMW’s braking system are actually featured as one of the safety features on these cars. They have an active braking system which will prepare itself to stop in emergency situations. It consists of anti-lock brakes which is designed to help the car keep from skidding and keep its traction on the road when the driver is pressing the brakes. It is a nice feature to have but even it can fail at times.
The ABS on the MINI has sensors on every wheel. The braking system relies on these sensors heavily. These sensors are so sophisticated that they can read the speed of the car as well as the traction and stability controls. Because these sensors are located on the wheels, they accumulate dirt which can impact their functionality.
As with any computer system, there can be issues. These components are inclined to fail:
- Relay – This component lets electrical signal commands flow through the ABS. So, it’s definitely a problem when they don’t work.
- Pressure Sensor – These sensors can come loose due to vibration and dirt and they are also very prone to heat damage.
- Control Module – This is a very important part of the ABS because the Control Module is what reads the speed information and delivers the pressure throughout the wheels. This keeps the car from skidding.
At MMS Autosport, we have the necessary experience and the tools to fix your BMW’s and MINI’s braking system properly. Don’t delay in bringing your car to our professional team of experts. And you don’t need to worry about being inconvenienced because we offer loaner cars when they are available, early and late drop-off, and courtesy shuttle rides within the local area.