Mechanical Brake Assist (MBA) and Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)

Mechanical Brake Assist (MBA) and Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)

Many drivers don’t brake intensively enough in emergency situations, which reduces their chances to stop quickly and safely. That’s why ŠKODA vehicles are equipped with mechanic brake assist (MBA) or hydraulic brake assist (HBA) as standard.


If preset threshold of the absolute brake pressure is reached or exceeded, mechanic brake assist recognizes emergency braking situation, changes the inner gear ratio of the brake booster, thus increasing the braking intensity.


To increase the braking intensity, hydraulic brake assist uses hydraulic pump, which is switched on after exceeding the preset brake pressure threshold.


Mechanic brake assist can be used in cars only equipped with ABS, while hydraulic brake assist is employed in ESP-equipped vehicles.


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