Being trapped in your car in the snow is a situation that nobody wants to find themselves in.
Disaster can strike at any time and can happen to anyone. However, with quick thinking and the right mindset, there are several steps you can take to ensure your survival!
Prepare For Disaster Today
One of the best things you can do for yourself right now is to put an emergency kit in your car. This kind of kit might include things like:
- First-aid supplies
Evaluate The Situation
If you find yourself trapped in your car in the snow, the first thing you’ll want to do is check your car. Turn the car off and take note of whether or not the hood of your car is over the snow.
Make sure not to run the engine of the car any more than 15 minutes per hour. Otherwise, the exhaust may leak into the car, poisoning you and any passengers with carbon monoxide gas.
Attempt To Get Moving
If the car is under halfway submerged, turn on the engine and let the wheels spin for 5-10 seconds. If the car doesn’t move, try rocking the car back and forth. Switch between forward and reverse while moving inside the vehicle to gain some momentum.
Remain Calm And Focus On Getting Out
Panic will be your enemy in a situation like this. Remember to evaluate how stuck the car is, as well as your options to get it moving, and focus on these to keep yourself together.
If you do find yourself in this situation, your knowledge and emergency kit will come in handy to help you survive!