I only had the occasion to drive my Elantra several times in the snow last year as i got it in Dec. 2012. On one occasion it got stuck going up a small incline. I did not have snow tires. How does one turn off the traction control? Do snow tires help that much . I have never had a small, low, light car before. Any other tips or tricks? I hear the Michelin X-Ice are really good. also the Hakka R.