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Understanding the ABS System: Enhancing Safety and Maintaining Performance

Understanding the ABS System: Enhancing Safety and Maintaining Performance

In modern vehicles, one crucial component that plays a vital role in enhancing safety is the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). The ABS system is designed to prevent the wheels from locking up during sudden or hard braking, ensuring that the driver maintains control over the vehicle. We will take a closer look at this system don't below, so if you want to be a little bit more knowledgeable about ABS, continue reading. What Does the ABS System Do? The primary function of the ABS system is to monitor the rotational speed of each wheel while braking. It uses sensors to detect when a wheel is about to lock up, indicating that the driver is applying excessive brake pressure. When this happens, the ABS system modulates the brake pressure by rapidly pulsing the brakes on and off. This action allows the wheels to maintain traction with the road surface, preventing skidding and enabling the driver to maintain steering control. The ABS system is a crucial safety feature that ... read more

5 Signs Of Cooling Problems

5 Signs Of Cooling Problems

Cooling systems are responsible for two main things: making sure your engine doesn't overheat and providing heat to the A/C when needed. Due to the constant work of this system and the fluid circulation, it can have problems more often than other things. If you want to catch some issues before they get serious or at least know why something is happening, continue reading. Overheating Overheating happens when the coolant is either completely gone or too low. If you spot this, it might be too late to top off your fluid, but it's a warning to drive to the nearest repair shop. Continuing to drive with an overheating engine can result in a lot more than a basic repair, so make sure to have it serviced, repaired, and whatever else is needed. A/C Problems When you turn on the heater, the heat actually comes from the cooling system. To be more precise, it comes from taking away the heat from the cooling liquid and transferring it to the heater core ... read more

What Are 4x4 Vehicles? How Do They Work?

What Are 4x4 Vehicles? How Do They Work?

Vehicles with the 4x4 badge, also known as four-wheel drive, are designed to provide more traction and stability on rough terrain or slippery surfaces. In this blog, you will find out how 4x4 vehicles work and what makes them different from the other kinds of driving mechanisms. How 4x4 Vehicles Work In a 4x4 vehicle, power is delivered to all four wheels simultaneously. This allows for more traction and stability on challenging terrain - 4x4s use a transfer case, which is a gearbox that sends power to both the front and rear axles. It is usually engaged by the driver using a switch or lever. When the transfer case is engaged, power is sent to both the front and rear axles, so the wheels on both ends of the vehicle can spin. This provides better traction and stability, particularly on uneven surfaces such as rocks or mud. In addition, 4WD vehicles typically have a lower gear ratio, which provides more torque and allows them to climb steep hills or navigate through deep mud or snow ... read more

What Can Computer Diagnostics Do?

What Can Computer Diagnostics Do?

At Cosmo’s Service Center, we can perform expert computer diagnostics. We have employed a highly experienced team of auto repair technicians who are trained to use the latest and factory-certified computer diagnostics on your vehicle. Most cars nowadays have links and communication with their various systems through a computer. In other words, vehicles are very much technology-based today. This helps auto mechanics detect issues more quickly and accurately. If you have a problem with your car, such as a dashboard warning light, we invite you to our shop for a better picture of what is going on. Computer Diagnostics Can Find Problems In the Following Areas: Air Bag Systems Electrical Systems Engine Cooling Systems Transmission Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) Climate Control Systems Check Engine Lights and Other Warning Lights What Tools Are Used for Computer Diagnostics? Most of the time, a diagnostics service always involves connecting your vehicle to an OBDII scan tool o ... read more

Signs You Need Suspension Repair

Signs You Need Suspension Repair

Your vehicle's suspension system plays an essential role in your driving experience. It acts as a shock absorber and keeps your car planted on the road. Unfortunately, due to normal wear-and-tear or a collision, it can become damaged and require repair. To ensure your safety and avoid costly repairs down the line, here are some signs that you may need suspension repair. Strange Noises The most common sign of damage is strange noises coming from the wheels while driving over bumps or turning corners. If you hear creaking, clunking, knocking, or grinding sounds when going over uneven surfaces or taking sharp turns, it's likely time for a suspension checkup. Uneven Tire Wear Uneven tire wear is another sign that your suspension needs repair. If you notice that one or more of your tires are wearing faster than others, it's a good indication that the alignment and balance of your vehicle are off. This can be caused by damaged suspension, so it's essential to have a pro ... read more