Unstuck Tips For Big Trucks
We continue our series of blog posts for wintertime. Today we will learn how to unstuck your truck from the snow and ice. No one wants to waste time and lose money, because getting your truck unstuck sometimes can be pretty difficult for unprepared drivers. If you work as a truck driver, you should be prepared for any situation that may occur.
Steps to Take
Check out these tips on how to get your truck unstuck.
- Use manual transmission. Use a little time and a manual transmission to get the truck into a rocking motion. Rocking the truck back and forth, you can use the vehicle’s momentum to shift truck enough for it to catch a place to regain traction. If you have an automatic transmission, this advice is useless for you.
- The second tip is kinda pricy but will work 100%. Get your rig pulled by a tow truck. Easy, but you must pay.
- Use tire chains. It is a great tool to get out of snow. But this method won’t help you to get out of mud or sand.
And now, we will check some advice to prevent stucking.
- If you are in an unfamiliar area, and the ground is unstable, check out the road conditions around the truck. Walk around and make sure that the ground isn’t wet or soft. If it is – don’t drive.
- If you don’t want your truck to freeze to the snowy parking spot, wait 10-15 minutes after you parked and move your truck a little. Because tires are warm enough to melt the snow and if the vehicle is immovable for a long period of time, the tires will freeze to the ice. Letting your tires cool for a few minutes will save you from troubles.