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Question:

If your vehicle doesn't have antilock brakes (ABS) and your brakes fail while you're driving, which of the following should you do FIRST?

A Pump the brakes several times.
Explaination

If your vehicle is equipped with ABS, depress the brake pedal firmly and see if your vehicle slows down. If your vehicle is not equipped with ABS, try to pump the brake pedal to build up brake pressure. If the brakes still don't work, shift into a lower gear (even if your vehicle has an automatic transmission) to slow your vehicle down. You can also try applying your emergency or parking brake, but apply it gently so you won't lock the brakes and cause a skid. Then look for a safe place to stop, pull off the road, and call for help. Don't try to drive to reach assistance.