Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is a very safe and effecting car braking system. When applying brakes in emergency, ABS gives the driver more directional stability and control on the steering. It also helps in reducing the stopping distance, particularly when the road is wet or slippery. ABS basically keep the brakes of a car from locking up. In cars without ABS, one needs to pump the brakes so that the wheels don’t lock up. For cars with ABS, the system automatically pumps the brakes to prevent locking. This breaking system is important, especially on the slippery or wet roads, because it increases steering control, giving you the ability to maneuver the steering away from obstacles.
To be able to fit ABS into a car, you would need to spend a lot of money and this would require a lot of time. It will be quite a challenge to get it fitted into a car. First of all, you will need to search for a good Anti-lock Braking System, preferably get an ABS from a car that is of the same make and model as your car. You will then need to find an expert mechanic who will fit it properly too. For cars that never came with ABS, just like majority of the Pakistani cars, it is recommended not to get ABS fitted in them. This is because you would spend a lot of money on this and it probably won’t be efficient.
There are many things you will have to do and purchase in order to fit a working ABS into your car. You will need things like pressure regulators, which distribute the brake fluid between all wheels. You will also need the sensors and triggers for the wheel, and probably the new rotors. These are just a few things you will need to purchase, which cost a lot of money.
The answer to the question is, yes it is possible to get ABS fitted into a car, but you cannot get ABS fitted into a car if it was never offered with ABS (like most locally manufactured cars). According to forums online, fitting ABS into your car is not recommended as it is too expensive and there might not be any guarantee of its success. It is probably better to go for ceramic brakes instead or buy a car with factory fitted ABS. Do let us know of your opinion by commenting below.