How do I get my car out of the snow?

I live in Vermont, and I have to park my car on the street. Any time it snows, I have trouble getting my car out. Is there a proven method that works?

Answer
Getting your car stuck in the snow is a common occurrence, especially in places like Vermont. The good news is that you can usually get your car unstuck if you follow a few tips.
Here’s how to do it:
  • Clear a path around the tires to help with tire traction
  • Turn off traction control
  • Use snow chains if you have them
  • Rock the car back and forth by going forward and in reverse
  • This should help you get unstuck
If that doesn’t work, you may have to find someone to push you out of the snow, let a bit of air out of the tires, or use sand or kitty litter under the tires to add some extra traction.
In the future, you may want to equip your car with winter tires, as these provide more traction to get out of the snow.
If your car is damaged by snow in the future, you should consider comprehensive coverage for your vehicle. With this coverage, your insurance will pay for any damage that happens due to weather. Find the best prices by shopping with Jerry! Sign up in minutes to search quotes from up to 50 insurers and get the best rate possible.
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 04, 2021
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