Traction Control System Repairs in Long Beach, CA
ACA Technicians Work on All Makes and Models
Good traction control is important for the safety of your vehicle as it helps prevent your tires from slipping when you accelerate, especially on slippery road surfaces. Today’s technology has made it possible for electronic controls to limit the power delivery available to the driver under these driving conditions, which eliminates wheel slippage and assists the driver to accelerate safely and with control. Previously, cars were equipped with a rear-drive system called a limited-slip rear differential, which is considered primitive by today’s standards. With the limited-slip rear axle, power was mechanically transferred to the rear wheel, which helped reduce — but not completely eliminate — wheel spin. Because of this inefficiency, a more sophisticated system was developed — traction control. If you have trouble controlling your vehicle in slippery road conditions, get traction control repairs by the elite team at ACA Automotive here in Long Beach, California.
How Traction-Control Systems Work
In today’s automobiles, traction-control systems employ the same wheel-speed sensors utilized by the antilock braking system. By measuring differences in rotational speed, the system determines whether or not the wheels that are receiving power have lost traction. If the traction-control system concludes that one wheel is spinning more quickly than the others, it pumps the brake to that wheel, which results in speed reduction and less wheel slippage. However, some traction-control systems take it a step further by reducing the engine power to the slipping wheels, and the driver may actually detect pulsations from the gas pedal, like when a brake pedal pulsates to indicate the antilock braking system is working.
Your Local Traction Control Experts
Some people erroneously believe that traction control can prevent a vehicle from getting stuck in mud, sand, or snow. Traction control simply prevents an automobile’s wheels from spinning; it does not have the ability to increase traction. For ultimate safety in these conditions, drivers must have traction control, antilock brakes, and snow tires. But if you need better traction in slippery road conditions, have your traction-control system serviced by our trained professionals. At Advanced Computer Automotive, we inspect and repair traction-control systems for Long Beach auto owners of all makes and models, including foreign and domestics. We're available seven days a week, so you can visit us at 5101 E Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815, or you can make an appointment by calling 562-421-1905!