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This expert-recommended tip will help you drive better when it snows

Thanks to à Using this tip, many motorists will be able to avoid certain pitfalls when it snows.

It's not always easy to drive on snow. It can sometimes even turn into a nightmare driving a car not equipped to drive on a road covered with a layer of white powder. It is not for nothing that the inhabitants of mountainous areas almost all have chains. snow or snow tires to better cope with harsh winter conditions. For others, domiciled in cities where it is much rarer to see flakes falling on the road, driving on snowy ground is much rarer. often resembles à a way of the cross.

The first thing to do is What we think of when we talk about driving on snow is the difficulty. à keep control of your car. Snow creates a slippery surface on the road, considerably reducing tire grip. The latter, when they are not adapted with sculpted notches, have difficulty in adjusting their position. maintain sufficient traction, which can lead to skidding. But there is another pitfall, also well known to motorists who have already encountered a problem. tried é driving on slippery ground: the wheels slip when starting. Here too, equipment is important to avoid getting stuck in the snow. But if this happens to you, there is a trick to quickly get out of trouble.

When a car gets stuck on a patch of snow and its wheels spin, often because the ground below is frozen, accelerate is not enough to leave. Worse, if the driver presses too hard on the pedal then he will contribute to further jamming his car. To avoid one day finding yourself in this situation and having to call a tow truck – which can quickly cost around a hundred euros – many automotive experts advise putting a sandbag in the trunk of your car in winter. We find packages of 30 kilos & less than 5 euros in stores.

What to do with this sand? You simply need to sprinkle a few handfuls of it as close as possible to the spinning wheels, especially in front and behind. Then you can get back into your car and gently press the accelerator. The thousands of grains of sand will allow the tires to regain grip and the wheels to have enough traction to get out of the track in which the vehicle was stuck. ;tré. You will thus be able to resume your journey without having had to call à external aid that is often costly. Don't forget, however, that suitable equipment (chains, socks, winter tires…) greatly facilitates driving on snowy roads. es.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116