» » »

ABS Driving Techniques Buffalo NY

While new vehicles equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS) are more prevalent today than just five years ago, many drivers are still unfamiliar with the proper techniques for operating an ABS-equipped vehicle.

Ultra Car Sales
1609 MAIN STREET
Buffalo, NY
 
Kenmore Auto Sales Of Buffalo Inc
1346 KENMORE AVENUE
Buffalo, NY
 
Family Auto Sales
1992 NIAGARA ST
Buffalo, NY
 
Union Auto Sales Inc
3100 WALDEN AVE
Depew, NY
 
Transitowne Resale Of Depew
4525 BROADWAY
Depew, NY
 
Best Deal Auto Sales
1290 BAILEY AV
Buffalo, NY
 
Northtown Lexus
(716) 839-4600
3930 Sheridan Drive
Buffalo, NY
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Paddock Chevrolet
(716) 876-0945
3232 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Licatas Auto Service & Sales Inc
3166 WALDEN AV
Depew, NY
 
La Automotive Sales
1271 ABBOTT RD
Lackawanna, NY
 

ABS Driving Techniques

Provided by:

Click here for more content from JDPower.com

While new vehicles equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS) are more prevalent today than just five years ago, many drivers are still unfamiliar with the proper techniques for operating an ABS-equipped vehicle. Anti-lock braking systems are designed to prevent skidding and to help drivers maintain steering control during an emergency braking situation. Although the first anti-lock braking system was developed in 1936, ABS has only been widely available in the United States for slightly more than a decade.

In the past, before ABS-equipped vehicles were used for driver education, instruction focused on teaching students to "pump" the brakes to compensate for vehicle skidding. This technique, however, will actually hinder the handling dynamics of a vehicle equipped with ABS.

ABS vs. non-ABS

ABS keeps the wheels from locking under hard braking, such as during a sudden stop or emergency situation. Sensors located near each wheel monitor speed to determine when the wheels are about to lock. (Locked wheels cannot be influenced by further braking input.) Once the wheels lock up on a non-ABS-equipped vehicle, steering ability is severely or completely compromised. Because the ABS system can pump the brakes up to 18 times per second (faster than any human), the system prevents the wheels from locking, allowing the driver to maintain steering control and maneuver around the obstacle....

Click here to read the rest of the article at JDPower.com