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​​What Does the ABS Do?

​​What Does the ABS Do?

As of 2013, all cars must be equipped with an anti-lock brake system or ABS. This secondary brake system helps you steer your vehicle in emergencies and slippery conditions by helping you gain traction of your tires. It essentially prevents the wheels from locking up and skidding. And by preventing a skid will stop your tires from wearing unevenly.   If you seldom drive in snow or rain, you won't know what to foresee when the ABS is activated. When ABS kicks in, your car may vibrate and groan. However, it is all worth it as it helps decrease stopping distances on slippery and dry roads.    Your car has various sensors on its wheels to recognize when your car's tires are on the edge of locking up. Once these sensors make the recognition, they quickly and repeatedly apply the brakes to keep your tires from skidding.   Furthermore, ABS auto-adjusts the brake fluid pressure in each wheel to maintain excellent brake performance. However, the electronic con ... read more

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