ABS increasingly used in today’s cars denotes Anti-Lock Blokier System and its function is to avoid wheel locking when a vehicle is stopped due to sudden braking. This is one of systems that highly enhances and improves driving safety. This is achieved by increased ability to control driving direction when braking the vehicle. The system is excellently proven on surfaces of both lowered and quite large coefficient of friction. Its large advantage is the option to prevent locking of one or even more vehicle wheels. Thank to this ability the system affects the vehicle braking distance. Generally, the main task of ABS is to enhance the braking process by appropriately controlled vehicle slid, while maintaining its possibly best steerability. The system is not installed in cars only to reduce braking distance, but it is also designed for assisting the proper vehicle driving direction to be kept when braking.
More and more numerous group of drivers or persons decided to buy new cars pay special attention to type of air-conditioning system. Each driver can choose, in principle, one of two basic air-conditioning variants. Obviously, there are manual and electric air-conditioning commonly called climatronik. Since the latter is significantly more commonly used it is justified to take a careful look at it. Electric air-conditioning, depending on vehicle size, is or can be offered in two variants: single or dual zone versions. The former version, i.e. single zone version, is used in smaller vehicles and delivery vans. The dual zone version is more commonly used. The most important advantage of electric air-conditioning is that the system is able to ensure full control of space to be air conditioned. This sensitive and very usable system is composed of a conventional cooling and heat sources. The system includes also a large number of sensors and specialized computer controller deciding on proper operation of the system.
Practically, each of cars offered currently and available in the today’s automotive market have less or more attractive and comfortable electronic features. Obviously, this entails a number of various opinions both positive and negative in reception. One of huge advantages noticed both by motorcar mechanics and car users is a much faster option of failure detection. Obviously, this is possible due to the use of car on-board computer and some controllers responsible for operation of a specified mechanical subassembly. After skilful connecting to the computer and proper parameter checking we gain information of a faulty component. Thus we know what to do to eliminate it effectively. However, its negative side for many people can be repair cost for a faulty component that is typically slightly higher than that of older cars without, for example, the assistance controller. For this component the repair is found to be typically quite expensive. Obviously, this depends to large extent on a subassembly failed in your car.