ABS Driving Techniques Rochester 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.

Excell Auto Sales
2950 CHILI AV
Rochester, NY
 
Rockys Auto Sales
434 ORCHARD STREET
Rochester, NY
 
Sunrise Auto Sales
1766 EMPIRE BLVD
Webster, NY
 
John Clifford Sales
657 W WHITNEY RD
Fairport, NY
 
Terry's Used Car Sales
(585) 254-1690
215 Lyell Ave
Rochester, NY

Data Provided by:
Todds Automotive Marine World
(585) 254-4710
1640 Lyell Avenue
Rochester, NY
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Dioguardi Auto Sales Inc
450 EMPIRE BLVD
Rochester, NY
 
G&H Auto Sales
724 F RIDGE RD
Webster, NY
 
Rogers Auto Sales
70 ATTRIDGE RD
Churchville, NY
 
Hartung Auto Sales
(585) 436-9120
242 Jay St
Rochester, NY

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

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