You keep your eyes on the road, maintain proper following distance and keep your car in top shape -- but none of that matters if your car skids off the road while you're trying to brake. Fortunately, anti-lock brakes can keep your car from skidding, but do you really know how to get the most from this feature? Take our quiz to find out!
Everyone knows you should pump your brakes if you feel your car skidding, but what if your car is equipped with anti-lock braking, or ABS technology? This feature, standard in most modern cars, uses special sensors to keep your wheels from locking up -- which can be a huge help when you feel your car sliding toward a ditch.
While it can be easy to take this technology for granted, it takes an incredible amount of coordination of the systems in your car to keep ABS performing as it should. Special sensors in the car sense rapid deceleration -- that's you slamming on the brakes -- and alert a series of valves to quickly adjust the pressure to the wheels. This helps to control acceleration, reduce sliding and increase traction, and all you have to do is put your foot on the brake pedal.
Think you know everything about this important safety feature? Prove it with this quiz!