Under the Hood: What is Traction Control?

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Under the Hood: What is Traction Control?
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Traction is important; it’s the difference between moving forward and sitting still. Without any friction between your vehicle’s tires and the road surface you’d never make it to work in the morning, let alone to that Grand Funk Railroad concert on Saturday night. Continue Reading...

2012 Buick LaCrosse Recalled For Improperly Calibrated ESC

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2012 Buick LaCrosse Recalled For Improperly Calibrated ESC
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall for 4,077 Buick LaCrosse sedans after finding issues pertaining to the electronic stability control system. The issue only pertains to 2012 model year cars, built between June 9 and July 2. According to the recall notice, “The StabiliTrak system has an incorrect calibration that may… Continue Reading...

Stability Control Has Lowered Fatal Accidents by 18 Percent Says Safety Agency

Stability Control Has Lowered Fatal Accidents by 18 Percent Says Safety Agency
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According to a new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), stability control has made cars much safer, lowering fatal accidents by eighteen percent. The government study used statistics from 1997 to 2009 to assess the effectiveness of stability control systems. The study also noted in 2005, less than twenty percent of new vehicles were sold… Continue Reading...