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Poor traction in snow

It was snowing with anout 2" snow on the road going 35-40MPH and car was all over the road! All season tires are still in good condition. Car only has 11,000 miles on it. Care works fine in deeper snow getting in and out of parking spots but on various occasions with minimal snow on the road, the car was fishtailing. The car is AWD.It should handle better.

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Pack an extra 50 lbs in the trunk during the winter...spread it evenly above the back axle.....

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hi turn off your traction control so traction light comes on, then give it some revs and wheel spin it. then turn traction control on so the light is off and do the same if the wheeks spin your tractions shot if they dont tractions ok ,your tyres are rubbish,, and as they are your only contact with the road you shouldt skimp,if money is tight buy good quality part worns ihave 265/30 19 on my rear and they still want to let go in the rain when i push her,

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