ESC is an automatic feature that becomes active if you lose control of your car.
Sensors on the car monitor the direction of travel and steering wheel position. If a hard steering maneuver occurs the technology will automatically brake individual wheels and help bring the car back on track.
ESC can help a driver maintain control by:
No, it is not possible to retrofit ESC.
Yes, ESC is an important vehicle safety technology. It is now a mandatory feature for all new cars sold in Australia, if you’re buying a used car make sure you check it has ESC.
Yes, the system exists under different names depending on the vehicle manufacturer. Ask the manufacturer if the vehicle has an ESC system fitted.