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IN THE CONTROL PANEL THE CEHCK TRAC IS ON AND THE

IN THE CONTROL PANEL THE CHECK TRAC IS ON AND THE ABS IS ON WHAT DOES THAT MEAN

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The chck trac is on it means the traction controll is on so you wont get wheel spin,

abs stands for anti braking service i think or something like that its when you are driving and someone pulls out in front of you and you hit the brakes the abs kicks in so your front wheels wont just lockup and you keep sliding for ages, the abs is design so that it pumps the brakes on and off with you having to do it so you still have turning controll and should be able to avoid what ever it is your going to hit.

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