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Anti-lock brakes

I just bought a car with anti-lock brakes (ABS). How do they work differently than non-ABS brakes?

All you need do in a vehicle with anti-lock brakes is press and hold the brake pedal. The system automatically senses if a wheel begins to lock and quickly releases and reapplies the brakes as many times as necessary to keep the wheel from locking up.

Category: older driver safety, operation and maintenance, vehicle ownership

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