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Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.
When braking in snow and rain what issues are noticed?
When turning and skidding is they on dry pavement or what?
When coming to a stop do you get a funny feeling from the brake pedal like its vibrating and a noise like a motor grinding?
Have you had your brake pads and rotors inspected to verify they are working optimum?
1-10 ten being a great snow and ice driver what would you say you are?
When the road is dry like in the summer, are there any braking issues?
What you are experiencing is the ABS activating because the road is slick and your braking to hard. This results in a wheel(s) locking up. When a wheel locks up the ABS activates and pulses the brake fluid to the wheels to allow braking but still maintain steering ability. There is nothing wrong nor a repair needed nor a repair that can be done to make it not occur. You just need to brake softer and take more time to stop. ABS is great in the snow because it can prevent lockup allowing you to at least steer out of the way of a collision but it is going to take longer to stop. Each vehicle operates different. You can try a different style tread design, tire chains or cables, or studded tires, each of those will help a little. I recommend you get in a open parking lot and practice a few times braking from 55 mph with the brake pedal pressed as hard as possible to get a better understanding of what to expect from the ABS.
For example my Ford F350 handles great when braking in the snow
My wifes Kia Sorento does not
Both compared on the hill down to our driveway that is 800 yards long and drops 350 foot. I can do it just fine and under control in my truck using the ABS. Driving my wifes car it more scary and loses control more so.