Buick RIVIERA 1996 Owner Manual

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Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive in sports -- heavy acceleration followed by heavy

braking —— rather than keeping pace with Iraffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard steps. Your brakes will wear out much faster if you do :1 lol of hem'y braking. If you keep paee with the traffic and allow realistic following distances. you will eliminate :1 lm of unnecessary braking. Than means better hraking and longer brake life.

If your engine ever smps while you’re driving. brake normally but don’t pump your brakes; Ifyou do, the pedal may get harder to push down. If your engine stops. you will still have some power brake assisl. But you will use it when yea brake Dace Ihe pewm‘ 333151 is used up. it may take longer to step and the brake pedal will be border In posh.


Anti-Lock Brakes

Your vehicle has anti-lock brakes (AB 3'}. ABS is an

advanced elecnunic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid.

Wheii you start your engine and begin to drive away. your anti—lock brake system will check itsall'. You may

hear a mental-y more: or clicking noise while [his test is going 011, and you may even ootiee that your brake pedal moves a hole. This is normal.



If IhEI'E’s a prebIEm wilh the anti-loci: brake system. this warning light will stay on. See ”Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light" in the Index.

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