New answers tagged abs
A problem with the anti-lock braking system will not have caused the issue you are describing. What you are describing can be attributed to about one of two things (or a combination of the two): Driver inexperience in a rear-wheel drive vehicle. Since the vehicle is rear-wheel drive, it will want to kick out faster than a front wheel drive vehicle will. ...
Typically if the car you drive was available with ABS and you are able to locate a car otherwise identical to yours at a scrap yard then the cost will be considerably less than ordering the parts new. However, only if you have the tools available, somewhere to do the work and the skills needed would you be able to make the conversion economically viable. ...
I was quoted the equivalent of about 1000 GBP to retrofit it to my old Corsa B. I assume that includes labour AND parts. All things considered, it would probably be cheaper to fit larger (ergo wider) rims with quality tyres. That doesn't have to cost more than say 350 pounds and will improve your driving and braking performance considerably.
ABS (should) allow for the best stopping traction you can get (in a perfect world) on the road surface regardless of road conditions. That said, you see some caveats in the mix there. I'll try to explain. I say should allow for the best. All ABS systems are not created equal. Some work better than others (though I'm not going to break those out). ABS ...
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