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Ask the Editor: What Is Stability Control?

A reader emailed us and asked what a stability control system is. Here’s the scoop: Stability control is a system that helps the driver stay in control of the car during abrupt changes of direction. In basic terms, when you swerve, the stability control system in your car keeps you in control. Stability control is often referred to as electronic stability control. Different automakers also give ESC different names like AdvanceTrac, StabiliTrac, Vehicle Stability Assist and Vehicle Dynamics Control ... continue reading»

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