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post #11 of 18 Old 03-18-2017, 03:54 PM
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From the Information Display Select Driver Assist then Select Intelligent AWD and you should see the graphic of the drive. I will verify later.
Yup thats the procedure.

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post #12 of 18 Old 03-18-2017, 04:09 PM
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Thank You All for Your Advice. I live in New York. So we could get Between 2 and 8 inches normally.
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Also consider winter tires if you are in a more urban location for most of your driving. They work in a few inches of snow but have improved ice, wet and dry traction over all seasons. Go with snow tires if you are driving on snow and ice regularly. The Michelin Alpines are excellent winter tires, did 7 years in a FWD car with them in NH, no problem with under 3" snow. Ambient Air Temp's also has to be below 45 degrees F regularly before winter or snow tires are really worth the money too. Yes snow and winter tires will work but they will be really soft and wear quicker.

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I run snow tires on my factory wheels and my Michelins on a set of chrome mags in the summer. People always worry about getting stuck in the snow, but stopping and handling are much greater concerns. If you're stuck you can get pulled out. If you can't stop or turn, it could lead to a accident and possible injuries.
One other aspect people never consider. If you buy dedicated snow tires for winter use, you're extending the life of your conventional tires. They get used for half the year so they last longer. You have to buy tires anyway, so why not the right ones for road conditions?
WHAT HE SAID! BELOW ~40-45 DEGREES, ESP ON A WET ROAD, YOU'D BE SHOCKED IF YOU SAW THE INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES AND LOSS OF LAT G ABILITIES ON A SET OF ALL SEASON TIRES. All season tire means "does nothing well" When Pirelli's are toast, I intend to put some proper summer tires on vehicle such as Sumitomo HTRZ3's. Fabulous tire for any money and will easily blow the Pirelli's out of the water. I've had them on 3 cars. Another favorite are General AS03's. Few compromises here for an UHP tire. You don't have to pay Michelin, Bridgestone or Goodyear's advertising bills to get top shelf performance these days. I've had many tires on the track..........unless you are racing against the clock , saving .1 sec/lap isn't worth double the cost. Finally all these tires that last a ridiculous 60-80K miles mean you spend 10-20K extra time on worn down tires with greatly diminished wet performance...the most important performance for a street driver.

No excuse not to run true winter tires anywhere if you are routinely below 40 degrees in winter regardless of precipitation .

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I just purchased a 2016 MKC AWD 2.3L and live in South Dakota. It slips and slides all over even though the tires are in great condition according to the dealership. We have very little snow right now. Does anyone else have this issue. If so, possible solutions?

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If you don't have winter tires on the car then that is what you need. It doesn't matter that the car is AWD.....all seasons are not meant for winter driving conditions.

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Over the years I had to drive on interstate 81 between Syracuse and Fort Drum numerous times in the winter. I can't tell you how many times a 4-wheeler would go flying past me in the passing lane only to end up in the ditch several miles down the road. Even with AWD, good snow tires and Driver Common Sense are necessary.

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I just purchased a 2016 MKC AWD 2.3L and live in South Dakota. It slips and slides all over even though the tires are in great condition according to the dealership. We have very little snow right now. Does anyone else have this issue. If so, possible solutions?

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What kind of tires came on your MKC? We just got a 2016 MKC Reserve and it Pirelli Centuratos. Wife says it does great in the snow and looking at the tracks they make it looks like they have a good bite.
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I second the need for ONLY Winter Rubber in the Cold, All Season Tires for the rest of the Above freezing temps.
If you can afford to get a second set of Rims and put your Winter Tires on them and get a set of New TPMS and a cheep programming tool. You'll be set up.
I'm running more confidently on Toyo Observe Gsi-5 235/50R-18 WINTER ONLY Studless TIRES.
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