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Antilock Braking System

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Definition: Also known as anti skid brakes, modern ABS systems electronically monitor the speed of the wheels and regulate the hydraulic pressure accordingly. The aim is to maximize braking power while preventing the wheels from locking and skidding.

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How Antilock Brake Systems Work
Understanding what ABS is and how it works.

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DIY: Disc Brakes
These instructions will help you change the disc pads on most popular vehicles. Be sure to READ these instructions completely before you begin.

DIY: Drum Brakes
This is a good job for a moderately skilled DIY. It only takes about three hours to do and will save you quite a few bucks. Plus you will get the satisfaction of saying "I did it myself!"

DIY: Wheel Cylinders
Here's a good job for the DIY that's easy and will save you a few bucks.

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