Garden Grove Traction Control System Repair
Drivers in Garden Grove can be a bit overwhelmed with all the new dashboard alerts and buttons on newer vehicles. One in particular is TCS. TCS stands for Traction Control System, this is a feature that ‘s on all new vehicles and can help to prevent the drive wheels from losing traction on slippery roads.
Here’s some basic information on TCS (Traction Control System)
The Traction Control System uses your wheel-speed sensors on your antilock brake system to feel when one or more of the drive wheels are slipping and or loosing wheel traction. Vehicles will vary depending on your model and make, but basically the vehicle reduces power to the drive wheels and/or apply the brakes to try to restore needed traction. When the TCS engages, a dashboard light may illuminate to alert you to the action.
Additionally, TCS works as a driver who eases their foot off the accelerator when they feel a drive wheel starting to slip, as if they were to accelerate too quickly on a slippery surface. Additionally, TCS can detect a wheel slip sooner, react faster and, on some cases, reduce the power to individual drive wheels on some vehicles.
Depending on the vehicle some TCS systems can vary in their performance, some traction control systems can intervene too quickly or may shut off too much power to the drive wheels, and the result is you may get stuck in snow or ice storm and find yourself going nowhere. In some situations you may be better to turn off the traction control systems and get moving by rocking your vehicle back and forth or powering through by flooring the accelerator.
Even though some earlier versions of TCS started appearing in the ’70s, it wasn’t until the late ’80s that TCS became more widely available on more economical vehicles, initially on high-end vehicles such as BMW, Mercedes and other high end brands. Now, all modern vehicles now have TCS, but it has become less visible in the last decade due to the fact it’s sometimes incorporated into the electronic stability control system (SCS).
If you have more questions regarding TCS Traction Control System Repair feel free to visit any of our Orozco’s Auto Service locations. You can always trust Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove 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 Bixby Knowlls, Long Beach Downtown, Bellflower, Garden Grove, Fullerton and the surrounding areas – every driver needs a reliable Auto Repair Shop with experienced ASE Certified Technicians who will do their job right the first time.
Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
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