Differences between conventional and ABS brakes are based primarily on emergency response for those who are equipped with the first system is not locked. But these are not the only elements that distinguish both.
The braking systems with ABS are based on sensors that communicate with an electronic system to prevent blockages and landslides that lack of conventional brakes.
The ABS system allows, making an emergency stop, we can control the direction of the vehicle, so can we stop while avoiding an obstacle, something impossible with conventional brakes.
On the use, the brake ABS requires we step on the pedal and even the clutch until the car is completely stopped, while with conventional brakes what is recommended is that we gradually slowing down in order to avoid blocking .
We must bear in mind that in a homogeneous surface, the stopping distance is longer with ABS brakes with conventional. However, in cases of sliding surfaces, such as sand or gravel, the ABS will respond better and distance will be less.
The main advantage of the conventional brakes against gifted with ABS is more economical in terms of repair and maintenance.
When we started to hit the brakes and activate the ABS will notice how the pedal vibrates. Unlike conventional brakes, this does not indicate that there is any problem or possible failure, it is normal for the operation of the ABS system.