What Can I do When My Sedan Car Gets Stuck In The Soil?

Sedan cars also commonly called salon cars are often entry level cars of many car manufacturers. They are either Front Wheel Drives (FWD) which means that only the two front tyres are propelled by the engine while the rear tyres basically roll along. Or Rear Wheel Drives (RWD) which means that only the rear tyres are propelled by the engine while the front tyres roll along. This often poses a challenge in conditions when sedans are stuck in the mud or sand given that they are not equipped with the power and traction that a Four Wheel Drive or 4X4 car posses. But there’s a neat trick to get your sedan out of this jam in a very simple way.

Before you start spinning your wheels and digging yourself in a deeper hole, get out of the car and assess the situation. Find the trouble spot and build up traction. Traction basically mean increasing the friction on the tyre(s). Dig a hole just enough to get access to underneath the tyre(s) where traction is needed the most. Pull out your floor mat and place the tip of the mat under the stuck tyre, with the rest of the mat in front of the tyre. Drive slowly forward until you reach solid ground.

About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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