Use this as a quick reference for your Kia Traction Control System! We want our New Orleans, LA, area drivers to have the best understanding of what exactly your TCS system can achieve. Let's begin by understanding what the TCS system is.
The Traction Control System (TCS) is an innovative feature that utilizes anti-lock brake sensors on your wheels, which help determine if your wheel is "slipping." If the TCS system detects that one wheel is, in fact, going faster than the others, it can apply the brakes to the wheel until it gains the proper traction. If you live in a rainy or snowy area, you could benefit from a vehicle with an active Traction Control System. Check out our new Kia inventory and explore our vehicles with TCS!
What Can Your TCS Do?
Drivers who have an active TCS system will find that it can handle itself on slick roads. TCS is designed to keep traction in place on low-friction surfaces. The TCS system stops wheels from spinning on slippery surfaces and increases traction when the car accelerates. Wheels tend to slip due to a lack of grip on surfaces. Traction control, however, cannot create traction if there isn't any. It's important to understand when to use traction control!
Times When You Need Traction Control
If you're driving through gravelly or loose roads, you'll benefit from the Kia Traction Control System. If you're navigating through Metairie, LA, and run across a patch of slushy road, your TCS system might also come in handy. If you 'jump green' at the street light and also live in a snowy area, we recommend keeping your TCS system on.
Your TCS Light And What Does It Mean
Most newer Kia vehicles will have a TCS switch that allows you to control when the system is turned on or off. In most cases, the system will always be on. When your TCS is on, the indicator light will not be illuminated. To turn the system off, hit the switch and you’ll see the symbol light turn on in the display cluster.
When should you turn the TCS off?
Traction control will prevent your wheel from spinning. On the off-chance your vehicle becomes stuck in the snow or mud, turning the TCS off will make it easier to allow your vehicle to become dislodged. Otherwise, it is good driving practice to have your TCS on during your normal commute.
When In Doubt, Reach Out
If you have questions about our Kia vehicles and their TCS systems, feel free to contact the experts at Premier Kia of Kenner. We have professionals standing by that can help you learn more about every aspect of keeping your Kia vehicles running right. Visit with us today to get started.