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I just need to understand what traction control means. Do I need specific tires for specific conditions? I live in Minnesota and the tires seem to have no traction....although I am supposed to have "traction control" I feel quite the opposit, I feel like I have no control

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Traction control means that when one or more of your tires losses control the other tires will compensate for the loss of traction and kep you on the road. I have learned myself from living in minnesota that having all-terrian tires is the best way to go and to have a flatter tread area then arounded tread area.

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Traction control helps you keep better traction on wet roads and helps you maintain control of the car. no you dont have to have certain tires on the car for the traction control to work. it helps you drive better on wet roads and on snow etc.its built into alot of vehichles these days .

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