Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

ABS works by detecting individual wheel-lock and momentarily releasing the brakes on that wheel. This decreases the amount of brake fluid supplied to the wheel, allowing it to regain traction.

Anti-lock braking systems were first introduced onto New Zealand roads in the early 1980s and are now standard equipment on most new vehicles.

ABS prevents wheel lock-up and consequent sliding under heavy braking or on slippery road surfaces.

Wheel lock-up causes loss of steering and vehicle control, so ABS allows the driver to steer away from hazards, even on slippery surfaces, while applying maximum braking force.

BT-50 commercialcare disclaimer

** is also available to new BT-50 owners where every scheduled service completed by Mazda specialist technicians for a 3 year/100,000km term (whichever wherever occurs first) will cost no more than $200 (incl. GST) per service for models built after 1 November 2012. *** 3,350kg applies to earlier models.

* whichever occurs first