Mick’s Auto Port can diagnose and perform repairs on your car’s traction control system.

Other names for ESP

ESP has a wide variety of marketing names used by different vehicle manufacturers for what is essentially the same function, which is potentially confusing for consumers. ESP names include:

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – Holden, HSV, Jeep

Electronic Stability Program (ESP) – Hyundai, KIA, Mercedes Benz, Renault, Chrysler, Citroen, Dodge, Skoda, Peugeot, Suzuki Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) – Ford, FPV, BMW, Mazda, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Jaguar

Vehicle Dynamic Integrated Management (VDIM) – Toyota (also Vehicle Stability Control), Lexus

How stability control works


ESP builds on the ABS brakes and traction control components already installed into a vehicle. It uses the wheel speed sensors and the ability to apply brake pressure to individual wheels but adds steering angle and vehicle direction sensors. Some more advanced systems also have body roll sensors.


ESP continuously compares the driver’s steering wheel position to the direction of travel of the vehicle. When the control unit detects a difference, ESP operates by independently applying the brakes to individual wheels. In some cases, it will reduce the engine power as well. ESP helps the driver to maintain control of the vehicle.

Some ESP systems will intervene sooner than others. In other vehicles the driver can switch the system off – Mick’s Auto Port does not recommend this.

Whether you have an intermittent problem or a traction control warning engine light has come on, we can help. Our technicians can check your entire esp traction control system using special scan tools loaded with information on the latest models to read fault codes and live data to assist in accurately Diagnosing your car fixing it right first time!

All ESP component can be checked such as: ESP Computer, Yaw rate & lateral sensors, wheel speed sensors, body roll sensors

We use only quality replacement components from recognised leaders in the industry.

We can come to you and diagnose and repair any problem you may have with your traction control system at a time and place you choose.

All work comes with our 12 month/20,000 km warranty. Contact us for friendly advice or booking