Do I need winter tyres if I have TCS or ESP (Traction Control System or Electronic Stability Programme)?
Traction control systems such TCS (Traction Control System) and ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) will limit the power delivered to your wheels depending on the conditions you are driving in. The amount of power that can be transmitted is very much limited by the effectiveness of your tyres to 'grip' the road surface. If your tyres have no grip then TCS will not necessarily help to drive you through snow or ice. Effective TCS will only prevent you from spinning your tyres. With winter tyres your vehicle will be more able to transmit drive from your engine to the road surface.
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