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All You Need To Know About TCS (Traction Control System)

TCS is an abbreviation used for Traction Control System. As the name suggests itself, this newly featured system deals with controlling the traction of the drive wheels of the vehicle. The main purpose of using this system is to control wheel slip occurring during acceleration on slippery roads. The TCS is always coupled with ABS and uses the hardware of ABS to function.

How TCS Works?

Traction Control System (TCS) works in the background to help accelerate and prevent wheel slippage (or “over-spinning”) when driving on slippery surfaces.

Drivers should be sure to reduce their speed and take turns more slowly when driving in slippery conditions.

When TCS (Traction Control System) Is Most Effective?

Traction control is most effective when accelerating from a stopped or slowed position. It is also effective when someone trying to accelerate up a slippery hill. This feature provides a lot of benefits to drivers, from making driving smoother to helping them stay in control of the car on icy roads or during rainy weather.

Advantages of the Traction Control System (TCS)

  • Easy installation: Traction control systems often use the same infrastructure as anti-lock brakes, making factory direct installation of traction control easier for manufacturers.
  • Safety for weather conditions: Traction control systems present effective automatic control for hydroplaning in snow and rain conditions.
  • Insurance discounts: Auto insurance customers can often receive a discount for traction control and similar systems since these top-rated safety features have proven safety values to insurers.

Disadvantages of the Traction Control System (TCS)

  • Cost of purchase: The high-functioning gear that’s involved in traction control can make a car an increasingly expensive purchase.
  • Cost of maintenance: A vast range of things can damage traction control or anti-lock brake sensors. Because each of these carrying a hefty price tag and the cost of repairs can easily spin out of control.
  • Limited use: Traction control systems are not ideal for all kinds of situations.
  • Off-road use can also cause damages to the traction control system.

 Highest and Safest Traction Control Cars

Traction Control System
Ford F150

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Aman Singh

Mechanical Engineer and a Passionate Writer

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