25th November 2019

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How much does it cost to fix the traction control system?

Costs to repair anti-lock brakes. The cost of a brake repair varies based on the make, model and year of your vehicle along with the severity of your problem. ABS wheel sensors cost anywhere from $100 to $200 each, while ABS control modules run from $200 up to $600 apiece.

Similarly, how does traction control work in a car?

When a vehicle without traction control attempts to accelerate on a slippery surface like ice, snow, or loose gravel, the wheels are liable to slip. The result of wheel slip is that the tires spin quickly on the surface of the road without gaining any actual grip, so the vehicle does not accelerate.

What is the traction control button used for?

Traction control is a nice, new feature that uses the anti-lock brake sensors at the wheels to determine if a wheel is slipping. If it detects that one wheel is going faster than the others, it applies the brakes to that wheel until it regains traction. That helps keep the car from slipping around in the rain and snow.

What does it mean when your traction control light comes on?

A problem in the system will usually illuminate a dashboard warning light that traction control is disabled and, in some cases, ABS is disabled as well. (When ABS is disabled, you should still have normal braking, just without the antilock action.)
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