4. Understand What Doesn’t Create Traction
Antilock brakes and traction control systems do not create traction; ABS removes braking until the braking force matches the traction level of your tires. Traction control removes acceleration until the acceleration force matches your tires’ traction level. The way to maximize braking and acceleration efficiency is with winter snow and ice tires, which are constructed of compounds that perform better in cold temperatures and have tread patterns that “wick” or remove snow and ice.