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Traction on icy roads/hills

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Small tip...In a DESPERATE situation, you can release a small amount of air from your tires to improve traction on icy roads/hills. ****I would not recommend this action unless you are somewhere close to being able to add the proper PSI back into your tires. Incorrect tire pressure can have very negative affects on tires and handling ability****

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2003 Saturn ION What is the trac for and when activated, why doesn't it allow the car to go forward. When going up a icy hill, it will not allow me to go forward.


Traction control. It doesn't allow the wheels to spin. Chances are all the tires are on the ice and will not move because traction control won't let them spin and put you into a bad situation.

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A small amount of tire glue is apply on the rim of the tire during mounting.

The tire glue is to ensure there is a good seal and easy mount (when the metal bar slide the tire into the rim).

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I would use soapy water to check the valve and valve stem for air leak.

It may be too small to detect.

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