Yearly Archives: 2021

What Does the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Warning Light Mean?

What Does the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Warning Light Mean?

The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) monitors the speed at which the wheels are rotating as well as other parameters such as the steering angle. When you lose the steering control or traction, the ESC tries to reduce the engine power or engage the brakes to help you regain control of the vehicle. The ESC system does not work the same way on all vehicles. As such, it is always important that you refer to your manufacturer's manual to understand how yours works. Generally, the ESC light illuminates when the car is losing control and stays illuminated when a malfunction has been detected or the system has manually shut off. What Does The ESC Light Warning Indicate? The simplest way to know why your ESC light is on is to take it to a certified technician for diagnosis. The technician uses a scanner to decode trouble codes from the brake control module, and within no time, you get to know what is ailing your car. However, before you get there, below are a few hints on what might be ... read more

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

Inspecting your brakes to make sure that they are in excellent condition involves your sense of vision, listening capabilities, and touch. Altogether, this will provide you with a fairly good estimate of when it's time to replace your brake pads for a simpler and more secure driving experience. Your brakes might have to be replaced if you observe any of the subsequent signs: Squealing noise: Some screeching noise originating from the brakes is anticipated under normal driving circumstances, which depends upon the cleanliness of your brakes, the substances used on your brake pads as well as weather conditions. Though, a loud squealing sound is a warning message that brake pads might have to be replaced. Certain brake pads use a partially metallic layer inside the brake pad material or an exterior sensor which is intended to screech whenever the brake pad is due to be replaced. This squealing noise may be heard even after the brakes are not in use. If you are waiting for a long ... read more