Winter commutes are often plagued by snow and ice, creating slippery driving conditions. Because of this, getting your vehicle stuck is a real possibility, despite the most diligent preparations.
Whether you slide off the road into a slush-filled ditch or bury your car in a snow drift, knowing how to get your vehicle unstuck is an invaluable skill. Not only will it save you time and frustration, but it also helps avoid costs associated with calling a tow truck.
Getting your vehicle unstuck from snow requires a basic knowledge of motor operations, how to perform certain driving maneuvers and applying proper physical force, if necessary.
WHAT WE LEARNED:
If your vehicle is stuck in the snow and you’re unsure of what to do, it’s easy to worsen the situation. Knowing what to do, and what to avoid, is important. If the situation arises, basic preparation will help you get unstuck and back on the road without having to call a tow truck.