What is Stabilitrak in GM Vehicles?

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What does Stabilitrak mean? We get this question a lot at Holiday Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac. The answer is that Stabilitrak is GM’s answer to traction control. What’s the significance of this? A proprietary technology, Stabilitrak means you can drive more safely on Oshkosh and Campbellsport roads. That’s because Stabilitrak monitors driver input and road conditions to help you maintain optimal control over your vehicle at all times. Learn more below or contact us with additional questions anytime!

What is Traction Control?

Traction control is an extension of ABS (antilock braking system). ABS can apply the brakes when its sensors detect wheel slippage, helping you stop when you’re meant to. Traction control systems such as Stabilitrak use this ABS technology along with speed sensors and independent braking for eachwheel todetermine which way a driver wants the vehicle to point and applying braking force to certain wheels to ensure the vehicle remains in or returns to that orientation if it’s starting to hydroplane front-first or fishtail from the rear.

In essence, Stabilitrak can help you stay safer and maintain better control of your GM vehicle during any conditions that may result in loss of control, collision, or even death.

Stabilitrak vs. Electronic Stability Control

Is Stabilitrak in your Chevy or GMC different than the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems found in some vehicles? Yes! Stabilitrak is a traction control system, making it more advanced than ESC systems. Though any type of traction or stability control can keep you safer on Waupun streets, Stabilitrak has been engineered to provide maximum stability and composure.

Other GM Safety Features

Now that you know the answer to the question “What does Stabilitrak mean?”, you’re probably wondering if there are other similar features to Stabilitrak in Chevy and GM vehicles. Yes! From Teen Driver technology that helps you set limits on things like audio volume and vehicle speed to Rear Seat Reminders that alert you when you’ve left a child in the back seat before leaving your car, GM vehicles come standard with some pretty amazing safety features.

In addition, the advent of active safety features such as the following are available on select configurations and with certain packages of many new GM vehicles, helping keep you and your passengers even safer:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • And more!

Schedule Stabilitrak Service in Fond Du Lac

Looking to learn all about how GM prioritizes your safety? The best way to learn more is by experiencing some GM safety features like Stabilitrak in-person at Holiday Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac! Call us at (920) 238-3031 now to book your next test-drive appointment. Meanwhile, rely on our service center to diagnose Stabilitrak issues. You can schedule service online now!


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