Use Rock Salt, Sand, or Kitty Litter to Help Your Car Out of a Snowy Situation

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Keeping your car stable on the road during the winter can be a challenge, especially in inclement weather.

When snow and ice arrive, it is important to be prepared. Have your snow tires and winter windshield wipers on your car and make sure to take an emergency kit with you. Also, consider purchasing rock salt just in case you need to melt ice quickly. You can use rock salt to melt snow or ice under your tires. Having rock salt is especially helpful if you find yourself stuck, with spinning tires, and without traction. Rock salt is corrosive, however, so use it wisely and sparingly.

Another option is sand. Sand won't melt the ice, but it will provide you with some traction to get your tires moving and have you on the road again. Kitty litter is made from mostly clay and absorbs moisture to give you extra traction. Throw these materials down around your tires to give them a little help.

For more driving tips during bad weather, call Ontario Mazda today.

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