This could be kind of dangerous......better have it serviced ASAP!!!!
If you slid then ABS really wouldn't help you stop you faster. Its there to help you maintain control of your vehicle especially in a turn. I can make those kind of marks with my Compass and I know the ABS is working. As you said you have good tires with plenty of tread and that has way more to do with the stopping power than the ABS.
I believe you when you say your ABS isn't working.how so? when im traveling at 30 k and hit my brakes they lock up how does that give me better stopping power? my vehicle will go into an uncontrollable slide. who uses brakes while theyre turning usually you brake before a turn. i guess i didnt make it clear but i have had my jeep for 3 years abs has been fine since this year.
we got a blast of winter and i was driving this-morning and it was hard slowing down without locking up
I believe you when you say your ABS isn't working.
But a lot of people think that it going to stop them faster than regular brakes. All the ABS does is sense when your tires are sliding and then releases the brakes so that they maintain some grip on the road. That way it helps keep you straight instead of going sideways into a spin or slide.
If your ABS isn't working then use your brakes like you used to before anyone had ABS.
I don't want to sound like I'm preaching here but If you can't brake without locking up, then slow down a bit.