Bosch Knowledge

Bosch Brake Innovations

Our brake innovations have been ensuring road safety for more than 90 years. And we will continue to dedicate ourselves passionately to improving driving safety even further. In doing so, we benefit from decades of experience and comprehensive system expertise. For you, this means that you can fully rely on our products.

Join us in celebrating 25 years of Bosch ESP by visiting your Bosch Car Service.

At Bosch Car Service, our experts can help with all your car needs, whether you need a service or a brake check, you can book online with us today

Bosch brake systems

For more than 90 years, numerous patents and product innovations have lucidly shown that hardly anyone else knows brake systems as well as Bosch. This extraordinary competence is also reflected in the almost complete range of brake components.

A history of Bosch innovations

Back in the 1920s, automotive brakes could hardly cope with the engine performance and the weight of the vehicles of that time. In 1927, Bosch presented the pneumatic servo brake cutting the brake distance of trucks by one third. Furthermore a patent filed as early as 1936 laid the basis for the modern anti-lock braking system (ABS) although its series production only started in 1978.

ESP®: Preventing the risk of skidding or slipping

The traction control system (TCS) and the electronic stability program (ESP®) are also based on the ABS developed by Bosch. The ESP® launched 25 years ago constantly analyzes vehicle movements and the steering angle. If it detects risk of skidding or slipping, it takes over and stabilizes the vehicle. By now it has become a statutory requirement in several countries and compulsory for all new cars in Europe.

You can book online to get your brakes checked with us today in a few simple steps.

Alternatively, if you have any questions or would like to speak to us first, you can use the garage finder to get in contact with your local Bosch Car Service.

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Our professional advice

“A brake check is perfect if you have recently noticed any changes in your brakes such as softness in the brake pedal or unusual noises coming from the brakes. Head to our brake repair page for more information”

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