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Electronic Stability Control vs Antilock Braking and Traction Control

Electronic Stability Control vs Antilock Braking and Traction Control

Braking Systems Comparison: Electronic Stability Control vs Antilock Braking and Traction Control


 
Countless accidents and deaths occur every year in the winter because drivers do not have the proper safety features for their vehicle. One feature that is particularly effective is Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Read ahead to learn why it’s so useful and how it differs from both traction control and antilock braking.
 
Electronic Stability Control is designed to prevent skidding and slipping by stopping the car from over steering when it begins to lose control. ESC kicks in almost immediately so you can gain control before anything gets serious. For example, if you begin to slip on an icy road during a turn, ESC will kick in to help stabilize the vehicle and help you to complete the turn smoothly.
 
While every vehicle with ESC also has antilock braking (ABS) as well as traction control with it, that doesn’t mean that the reverse is true. While the latter two are intended for helping you when you’re going forward and backward, they do not help when you’re turning. Therefore, the electronic stability control system is much more effective in keeping you safe, especially when the roads are not optimal during the winter months.