How do you get your car out of the snow without a shovel?
I got stuck in some snow on the side of the road last week and I didn’t have a shovel. Luckily, my friend was able to come by and help me out, but I don’t want something like that to happen again. What should I do to get my car out of the snow without a shovel?
- Put snow chains on the tires while you’re stuck. It’s a time-consuming process, but the chains could give you the traction you need to get unstuck.
- Let some air out of your tires to increase the surface area of your tires in contact with the ground. Remember, driving on deflated tires is bad for your car. Only try this method if you’re near a tire-refill station.
- Place kitty litter under your tires to increase your tire traction. The same result can be achieved with sand or wood planks. If you live in a snow-heavy area, keep a bag of kitty litter or sand in the back of your car for such occasions.