How to Use Traction Control on a 2006 Cadillac CTS

by Johnathan Cronk

The Cadillac CTS is equipped with an automatic traction control system. When the traction control system is turned on, it will monitor the speed of the wheels. As one wheel begins to spin faster, causing the vehicle to slide, the traction control system will automatically turn on and stop the wheel from spinning. It's important to learn the scenarios when and when not to use the traction control to safely drive in bad weather conditions.

Turn the car on. Look for the traction control warning light on your dashboard. If the light is illuminated, the traction control system is off and must be turned on.

Locate the traction control button. The button is found in the CTS glove box. Press the button once to turn the system on.

Drive through bad weather conditions with caution. As your vehicle senses a wheel spinning, the traction control will begin working and brake the spinning wheel, preventing the vehicle from sliding. You may hear the tire grinding; this is the system working and is normal.

Turn the traction control system off by pressing the traction control button once. The traction control light will now be illuminated, warning you that the system is off. Turning the system off is useful when your vehicle becomes stuck in mud or snow. This will allow the wheels to spin freely, helping the vehicle to become unstuck.

About the Author

Johnathan Cronk is a freelance writer and began writing at the age of 18. Throughout his career he has specialized in sports, how-to and advice articles. He has also written sales pitches in the corporate setting since 2001. He studied business at Hudson Valley Community College before transferring to the State University of New York, Albany.

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