· Pontiac Enthusiast
Ontario doesn't have a mandatory law for snow tires??? I live here and to top if off I'm a police officer, that's not a law... lol..use the manual mode and flick it into second gear when pulling out from a stop. Here in calgary we get all sorts of shitty weather (and my 06 g6 gt still has allseasons on it because of the new laws in ontario that make winter tires MANDATORY there). But basically, the ratios for second gear provide less torque than first, so doing a second gear start means less likelihood of that beautiful TCS light coming on. That being said, going through turns, if you're in the same situation I'm in, you'll find yourself fishtailing a little.
If you're just looking to throw rocks and look like you've got more power... that little button with the traction control symbol with a line through it... and manual mode, first gear. (I got pulled over for injuring a pedestrian with it... I'm a bad person). Aside from that... just keep your eyes on the road and your foot through the floor.