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EU legislation demands ESP Traction Control systems for all cars

Nov 21, 2014   //   by admin   //   Front Page  //  No Comments

In 2009, European parliament agreed for it to become mandatory that all new vehicles are to be equipped with an Electronic Stability Programme (ESP). As of this month (November 2014), EU legislation now dictates every single passenger car and commercial vehicle model in the European Union must come with an EPS system built-in.

So what is an ESP Traction Control system? An Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) is a revolutionary system that could prevent up to 80% of all skidding crashes according to latest research. If your vehicle moves quickly in an opposing direction ESP recognises this as a critical situation and reacts immediately, using the vehicle’s braking system to steer the vehicle back on track independently of the driver. ESP traction control systems generate a counter-force that provides an intervention as the driver would intend which subsequently prevents skidding.

If you need help with this type of system for your car, or have an existing fault, please contact us on 0208 998 5970 and one of our friendly team find a suitable time to book you in.

These official Euro NCAP videos show the huge difference an ESP traction control system makes to braking.

A vehicle equipped with an Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), has two other active safety systems. An Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) which prevents the wheels from locking during braking and a Traction Control System (TCS) which prevents the wheel from spinning when taking off and accelerating.

ABS, TCS and ESP were all first introduced to the market by Bosch. Being a Bosch Service Centre means we are experts in managing these systems. With our special Bosch diagnostics machine we can recognise problems specific to your car manufacturer and car model.

The ESP internal braking system has long been present in executive German car manufacturers. We are a recognised Audi service centre and VW Service Centre, and are specialists in dealing with intelligent car braking systems. Please note that we also readily welcome the opportunity to work on Smart car repair and are specialists in Mercedes servicing,

As all new vehicles in the UK must now come with an ESP braking system, if your ABS warning light or ESP traction control warning light illuminate, then please contact our experts at our Bosch service centre in Wembley straight away.

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