Car Safety 101: Anti-Lock Brakes

By helping you avoid skid conditions, ABS allows you to maintain better control over your vehicle. According to a study performed by Monash University, vehicles with ABS are 35 percent less likely to be involved in certain types of accidents than vehicles that do not have ABS.

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Anti-lock brakes work by sensing the motion of each wheel. If you depress the brake pedal and the wheel sensors detect a skid condition, the ABS jumps into action.

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