WHAT IS ABS?
ABS uses wheel speed censors, a hydraulic control unit and a computer control module to greatly reduce the possibility of
skidding during hard breaking. ABS also lets the driver steer the vehicle to help you avoid an accident.
BENEFITS OF ANTI-LOCK BREAKING SYSTEM
In a hard breaking situation without ABS the wheels may skid losing traction between the tires
and the road. Wheel lock up is kept to a minimum.
4 wheel anti-lock brakes also improve steering control throughout the breaking situation. Since the front wheels don't
lock up, traction with the road is maintained helping the driver steer around any obstacles.
Anti-lock will activate on rain slick pavement, on roads that are snow covered or on
ice. Braking on gravel roads, sand covered roads and other loose surfaces may activate the anti-lock brakes, as could breaking going over bumps or elevations such as railway
tracks. And even if road surfaces are dry smooth concrete such as a highway the ABS will activate the break applications hard enough. So no matter what the road surface of driving
conditions you can be assured that your 4 wheel ABS can help you get safer more controlled stops.
HOW DO YOU USE ABS?
Do not pump the brakes. Apply constant firm pressure to the brake pedal and let the anti-lock system do the
Also like a conventional brake system ABS is most effective when the tires are in good operating condition with good tread and correct tire pressure is maintained.
Like any vehicle whether equipped with anti-lock or not proper seat adjustment is important. Position yourself confortably for maximum effectiveness with your ABS.
commercial applications the load should be evenly distributed over the rear axle for maximum effectiveness of the anti-lock brakes.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE WHEN ABS IS WORKING NORMALLY?
When the brake pedal is applied and the anti-lock brakes activated the brake pedal may feel hard, it may also seem to ratchet or pulsate or there can be a combination of these
sensations. Maintain firm and constant pressure on the pedal and be able to push it further if it travels to the floor. You may even here a sound like grinding this is normal.
Safer for stops, controlled steering,
"Peace of Mind".