With winter here, you might find your car stuck in a big pile of snow or slipping on sheets of ice. Luckily, Bay Area Tire & Service Centers has a few tips and tricks up our sleeves that can get your automobile free and moving in little to no time.
Tip #1: Create a path around your tires
If your tires are spinning in snow, you should try to dig some of them away from the tire. Doing so will free up space so your vehicle can move the car back and forth. This is especially important for you to do if your tires aren't winterized. To make the process a little easier, we recommend storing a snow shovel in your trunk just in case it happens while you're out.
Tip #2: Don't floor the gas pedal
It's natural for humans to panic when something is out of their control. Most drivers' first instinct when they get stuck is to floor it. While it may be tempting to do so, it can worsen the problem. Instead, it would be best if you went easy on the pedal with repeated intervals to create a rocking effect on your tires.
Tip #3: Add traction under your tires
Many people have their trusty old tricks using sandbags, salt, dirt, and even cat litter to add traction under their tires. While it may sound crazy, it works! All you have to do is place several handfuls under your wheels to get you going.
Tip #4: Get others to help push your car
If you have other people around that are willing to help you, you can team up to push your car out of the snow. One person should gently press the gas while the others apply their full force. Safety always comes first, so make sure the ground isn't too slippery where someone could get injured.
We hope that some of these tips can help you through the snow and ice this winter! For top-quality auto services, please call or visit Bay Area Tire & Service Centers.