4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc brakes

The 4-wheel disc brakes on your Equinox® provide strong, sure stops on dry pavement, of course, but on slippery surfaces the antilock feature enhances your safety even further. The system eliminates the need to pump your brakes on ice, snow or rain-slick pavement to avoid locking your wheels, as you might have learned in driver's education. Instead, sensors in each wheel detect lockup as it happens and do the pumping for you, squeezing and releasing the brake calipers many times per second – much faster than you could pump. Putting steady, firm pressure on the pedal, you can steer and brake at the same time, a potentially critical ability when you're trying to avoid an object in your path in an emergency.