AskPatty’s Winter Tire & Driving Safety Tip 4: Know How To Use Your Anti-Lock Brakes
Use antilock brakes properly by remembering to "Stomp, stay, and steer."
"Stomp on the pedal as if you were trying to snap it off," suggests Edmunds.com. Stay hard on the pedal. Continue to steer smoothly around the obstacle. Don't worry if you hear or feel a grinding noise coming from the brakes, that's an indication that they're doing what they're supposed to do: preventing lock-up that eliminates traction and steering control.