Should You Use Salt, Sand, or Kitty Litter in Your Winter Kit?

Driving in the winter is more dangerous than driving in warmer weather because the snow and ice give your tires less traction and make it easier to get stuck. This is why you need an emergency winter kit that contains either salt, sand, or kitty litter to help you get free.

Sand can provide more traction because of the grittiness, which will help you get unstuck. Salt will melt the ice, which makes it a little less slippery. But the salt may dissolve, not leave any grittiness. Kitty litter absorbs all the moisture around the tire, providing more traction because the area around the tire is dry. Each one has pros and cons, but you will definitely save money by using kitty litter or sand instead of salt.

Contact us at Ontario Mazda if you cannot decide which one to use. Our highly trained staff would love to give you a hand in Canandaigua, NY.

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