Long Beach Traction Control System Repair
Many people are often confused with all the new buttons and dashboard alerts on newer vehicles. One in particular is the TCS button / alert light. TCS stands for traction control system, this is a feature that is on all current vehicles and prevents the drive wheels from losing traction when you drive over slick or slippery roads.
Here’s some info on what the Traction Control System (TCS) does.
Traction control systems use your wheel-speed sensors on the antilock brake systems to feel when one or more of the drive wheels are slipping and or loosing traction. While all vehicles vary depending on your make and model, it will then reduce power to the drive wheels and/or apply the brakes to try to restore valuable traction. When the TCS engages, a dashboard light may illuminate to alert you of the action.
Additionally, TCS works like as a driver who would ease their foot off the accelerator when a drive wheel starts to slip, as if they were to accelerate too quickly on a slippery surface. Although. TCS can detect a wheel slip sooner, react faster and, on some vehicles, reduce the power to individual drive wheels.
Not All TCS systems are the same, some traction control systems intervene too quickly or may shut off too much power to the drive wheels, and the result is that you may have a vehicle stuck in on ice or snow and going nowhere. In some situations, it may be better to turn off the traction control systems and get moving by rocking the vehicle back and forth or flooring the accelerator and powering through.
Though some early versions of TCS began to appear in the 1970s, it wasn’t until the late 1980s that TCS became more widely available, initially on high-end vehicles such as Mercedes and BMW. Now, all modern vehicles now have TCS, but it has become less visible in the last decade due to the fact it ‘s incorporated into the electronic stability control system (SCS).
If you have more questions regarding TCS or SCS feel free to visit any of our Orozco’s Auto Service locations. You can always trust Orozco’s Auto Service to stand behind their work and provide the best service possible for your vehicle. When it comes to auto repairs and maintenance in Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove and Fullerton California – every driver needs a reliable Auto Repair Shop with experienced ASE Certified Technicians who will do their job right the first time. That’s why at Orozco’s Auto Service
If you have questions regarding Traction Control System Repair contact Orozco’s Auto Service at any of our convenient locations You can always trust Orozco’s Auto Service to stand behind their work and provide the best service possible for your vehicle. When it comes to auto repairs and maintenance in Long Beach, Bellflower, Garden Grove or Fullerton!