4 Things To Do When Your Car Is Stuck In Snow
The white landscape in the snowy winter looks beautiful, but the question is how to walk on ice roads safely. Every year several slip and fall accidents happen that lead to serious injuries while walking on the ice. Apart from walking, driving is also a challenge on slippery roads with poor visibility during snowstorms. Your car tire getting stuck in a huge pile of snow is quite common after a blizzard.
Here are few tips that might be helpful to free your stuck car from snow, even if you don’t have a 4X4 drive SUV vehicle.
1. Clear The Area Around The Tires
Try to remove the snow around the tires. The aim is to clear few feet in front and behind the tire so that the car can slightly move back and forth from its position. The shovel comes in handy during this time, and it’s advisable to always carry one in your car trunk during winters.
2. Move Your Car Back And Forth
Since now, you have made some space for the car to move forward and backward a little bit. It’s time to use this rocking motion to create momentum and free the stuck car. Pressing the gas pedal hard at one fixed position won’t help the stuck car. The rocking motion of the car works way better in these scenarios.
3. Traction Agents
If you still can’t free the car then try some traction agents. Some natural traction agents including, Walk on Ice, sandbags, salt, dirt, or kitty litter can be used when your car is stuck in the snow. Throw several handfuls under your tires for increased traction on snow.
Walk on Ice is scientifically made for the purpose to increase traction on ice, and hence it is more efficient and effective. You have to simply rub some granules on the car tires to increase the traction. The best part of Walk in Ice is that it works immediately and you need not have to wait for hours like in the case of ice melts.
Walk on Ice primarily consists of absorbers and gripper granules. Absorbers help to absorb the excess water around the tire, and gripper granules with their spiky structure penetrate the ice layer and provide a sand-paper-like effect.
Walk on Ice comes in small handy containers. For regular use you can also go with Traction Magic instant surface traction agent that comes in comparatively bigger packaging.
Also, remember to turn off the traction control in your car. It helps prevent your car from skidding on the icy road, but when your car is stuck in the snow it acts against you and is a different story altogether.
4. Get External Help
If you have co-passengers who can easily push the car, then try pushing the car out of the snow. If that is not the case, you can call car emergency road assistance or tow services to come and help you with the stuck car.
The most important thing to do when your car is stuck in the snow is to stay calm and not panic. Panic can cause accidents and injuries. Keep essentials like a shovel, traction agents, blankets, food supply, mobile charging power bank, and car emergency helpline numbers handy while driving your car in winters.
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