Is Traction Control Only For Winter Driving?

This is a question we get quite frequently. People want to know if they should turn off the traction control feature on their vehicles during the warmer months. The answer, in short is, why would you? Sure, the winter with its snow and ice logically seem to be the most compelling reasons to turn on the traction control feature, but there are reasons to have it active in every season.

The summer can bring sudden downpours that can temporarily flood the streets and cause vehicles to hydroplane. That is certainly one instance where having the additional protection of traction control could help a lot. Another time when it is useful is in the fall, when leaves on the road can be as slippery as ice. If you’re not sure if your traction control is working well, or how to engage it, come in and see us. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy‚Äôs Service Center for all your auto repair needs!