Do I have anti-lock brakes?
I have a 1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L. Back in August, I had all new brake pads and rotors put on, and my brake fluid level is currently good too.
Anyway, this is my first winter driving (I'm 16), and I have been careful when weather is bad. Sometimes though, even if I'm not going very fast, my brakes will seem to stop working, and my car will just slide when the ground has a good amount of snow and ice on it. I know even with anti-lock brakes, stopping can be troublesome on bad terrain. I've come to a few stop signs though (I'll take my foot off the accelerator sooner and go 20-25 instead of 30-35 when it's bad out) and I'll start hitting the brake and all of a sudden, it's like they lose control and I just slide through the stop signs. Today I almost went through a red light, and that may have ended badly.
I also noticed that when I start my car, there isn't an abs light. Does this mean I don't have anti-lock brakes? Also, how do I know if i have traction control?
Thanks for the help!