I Did THIS When My Car Got Stuck In The Snow
As the winter month arrives, so does the worry to drive in icy conditions. It is never easy to drive in snow when you have no idea what lies ahead, especially during a snowstorm. It is essential to start your preparation for a blizzard in advance and drive safely.
What Did I Do When My Car Was Struck In The Snow?
- Even though we all want to avoid driving during blizzards or just after the snowstorm. Last winter after the blizzard, I had to drive due to a family emergency. Though I am a conscious driver but still got stuck in the treacherous snow.
- First of all, I removed the snow from around the tires with a shovel. It will allow the vehicle to travel freely and, you can inspect the underbelly of your car for any snow that may be preventing it from moving.
- I drove forward for a short distance before reversing and returning to the tracks I just cleared. This back-and-forth action is beneficial in getting the vehicle to roll over the snow wall and stay still.
- You can use an effective ice melt that will not only loosen the snow around your vehicle but will also give you much-needed traction.
- I turned off the traction control. It allowed my car’s wheels to spin when needed without triggering the traction control system.
How Do You Prepare For A Blizzard?
- Before the blizzard, make sure you have emergency supplies for everyone in the vehicle and drive safely at all times.
- Only travel on main routes, and let others know where you are going and when you will be back. In addition to your car’s winter emergency kit, bring food, water, and warm clothing.
- If you lose control of your vehicle or yourself trapped, stay inside and wait for help or phone 911. Turn on your warning lights, open a window, and leave the engine running for as long as possible. If you are running low on fuel, keep the engine warm by running it for 10 minutes every hour.
- Keep an emergency supplies kit on hand. Before the cold weather sets in, get your oil changed. Also, request a winter inspection before the start of the season.
- Check to see if your tires are all-season or winter tires and if they have enough traction. Except for necessities, stay off the roadways during severe winter storms.
- By letting a little air out of your tires, you can increase friction. However, only do this if you can re-inflate your tires. If you drive on your tires without enough tire pressure, they will deteriorate.
- You will have to call for roadside assistance if all else fails. Once you are back on the road, remember to re-engage your traction control.
Losing your calm is not going to help you get unstuck any faster, and it will make talking with anyone who comes to assist you even more difficult. Keep your calm and start your preparation for a blizzard by keeping a safe ice melt at home and in your vehicle. Opt for an ice melt that provides you with traction. This property will help you to avoid slip and fall and help you get your car unstuck.
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