Anti-lock brakes are a godsend for everyday driving, but what happens when you’re driving on a snow-covered road this winter? Does ABS actually help you stop any better? Well, it does and it doesn’t. It turns out you do need some technique.
The trick, as Team O’Neil Rally School founder Tim O’Neil explains, is to brake as softly as you can get away with. Triggering the ABS keeps your wheels from locking up, but that doesn’t necessarily make you stop any shorter on a very loose surface like snow.