Any tips for when driving in the snow?? - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

Any tips for when driving in the snow??

strobez1977 Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Where i live is coverd in snow and tomorrow i have to leave my house at 5 30am to get to work, our estate is never salted and im not confident in the snow when driving so was wondering if anyone has any tips when driving in the snow?
strobez1977 Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Options

All Comments

(70) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
#1
slow and steady.
#2
more Power
banned#3
if your not confident dont drive
#4
taxi or bus
#5
Anticipation is the key. No heavy braking or turning too quickly.
#6
BUY A WINTER TYRES:thumbsup:
#7
I'm pooing bricks....got to drive from Blackpool to north east with babes in the car. I'd put it off if it didn't have to be done!
banned#8
Don't crash
#9
And keep in the highest gear possible.
1 Like #10
Watch out for polar bears!
#11
Get someone else to drive for you
1 Like #12
awoodhall2003;7260256
slow and steady.


teambintip;7260259
more Power


dimebars;7260290
Don't crash


Nitro111;7260293
And keep in the highest gear possible.


transit;7260301
Watch out for polar bears!


Driving or Relationship advice :p
#13
Stole this from another site as it seemed like soud advice

Don't spin the wheels, ever. If they start spinning, STOP
Move off in second gear, with no gas (or a tiny bit of gas in lower powered petrol cars). If the hill is too steep to do this without stalling, try either using first gear or a little gas with lots of clutch slipping. The aim is for the wheels to start turning as slowly as possible so they don't lose grip and start to spin, which just turns the road to ice.
Get snow chains for about £15 from ebay
If you have rear wheel drive, leave it at home. Failing that, don't ever try to move off at an angle with a rearwheel drive car as this is much harder (back wheels moving straight forward with front wheels moving sideways is hard)

If you are still stuck after all that, get out of the car and put cat litter or gravel under the wheels, or rugs (that almost never works apart from on the flat but at least you look like you are trying)

Driving in snow is extremely difficult and dangerous without snow tyres
#14
Smooooooooooooothly does it. No great acceleration, braking, turning or stopping. Allow 2 x as much time to get there, have spare fuel, food, blanket, shovel, soft drink. Keep your headlights on, unless stuck for a long time,keep engine running.

Do not rev engine.

Best of luck.
banned#15
Lulu'sMammy
I'm pooing bricks....got to drive from Blackpool to north east with babes in the car. I'd put it off if it didn't have to be done!


Bleeding women drivers

The minute it rains/snows/gets dark you all carp yourselves and drive like muppets

"oh no I can't drive in this - I better brake for every puddle/spot of rain/oncoming vehicle
suspended#16
Nitro111
And keep in the highest gear possible.


This
#17
dimebars
Bleeding women drivers

The minute it rains/snows/gets dark you all carp yourselves and drive like muppets

"oh no I can't drive in this - I better brake for every puddle/spot of rain/oncoming vehicle

Shut it grandad! I do not resemble a woman driver in the slightest....trust me (just get nervous with satan in the car thats all!)
banned#18
Ram it with the snow chains! They are not needed FFS

You will do more damage to the road with them than anything else
#19
I'm learning to drive at the moment and I have a driving lesson tomorrow. Although I am quite scared too, at least I will have my instructor with me. But yeh, just use common sense, take it slow, try not to let anyone distract you or push you to go faster than you feel comfortable with, and try avoid any areas that you know will you be very dangerous.
banned#21
Bear in mind you only need to get out the estate to the main road........
#22
Disable your ABS ;-)
#23
I learnt this trick from a sailor, ooo errrr missus.

anyways, stick some tyres on the side of your car and a few infront and behind, then close your eyes and drive!
#24
IMO it also depends on the car that you drive. Used to have an A3.. was brilliant in the snow and ice. Now have a Lexus... jeeezuss...what a nightmare in the snow.
#25
#26
Sheena0104
IMO it also depends on the car that you drive. Used to have an A3.. was brilliant in the snow and ice. Now have a Lexus... jeeezuss...what a nightmare in the snow.


Was a3 a front wheel drive and lexus a rear?
#27
dog_cop
if your not confident dont drive


The only sensible advice in this thread. No journey (unless it's, perhaps, to save someone's life) is essential.
1 Like #28
I've diven in snow many times. When the main roads are gridlocked due to incompetent drivers, i go down the untreated back roads.

1. When moving off, do so in 2nd gear.
2. If in a turbo, try not to let it kick in, it will just spin the wheels.
3. Don't drive too fast, know where the junctions are and slow down using the gears.
4. No harsh acceleration, braking or steering.

No need for snow chains or winter tyres in this country
#29
tony_s1
The only sensible advice in this thread. No journey (unless it's, perhaps, to save someone's life) is essential.


I still say disable your ABS :lol:
#30
http://www.guy-sports.com/fun_pictures/santa_sleigh_car.jpg
#31
http://www.angenent.biz/smart/images/foto_smart_Halftrack.jpg
#32
I guess what works for me is a very "gently does it "style of driving. Slow and smooth especially on the back roads which all have virgin snow and possibly ice (untreated) underneath.

So my tips for the rally really bad roads are as follows:-

When starting off do so in a higher gear like 2nd or if you have a diesel (harder to stall and they usually have more torque than petrol) possibly even try 3rd (it will judder and you want that almost stalling / juddering sound / feeling. Then enable / disable power on the clutch only, not the accelerator. As there are little revs there is less chance of wheel spin. This seems to work ok for me when everyone else gets stuck. Best to not brake (if possible) and merely slow down if you can anticipate it, just in case the brakes lock and you go into a skid, obviosuly some times you have to brake, but do so gently and dab the pedal.

Always worth having having plenty of fuel and Always allow loads more time. Also, a lot of main roads should be OK as they will have lots of cars on them and may have been gritted.
#33
the faster you go the quicker you get to your destination

whether that be

work

hospital

or death

HTH
#34
get an impreza
#35
pray ...
1 Like #36
Sellotape a row of hairdryers to the bumper and drive as normal. Actually that's stupid; turn them on first.
1 Like #37
bishibashi
Sellotape a row of hairdryers to the bumper and drive as normal. Actually that's stupid; turn them on first.


Do you like fish sticks?
#38
PrideandPassion
Was a3 a front wheel drive and lexus a rear?



Its the tyres are thinner thus better in snow (cabbies have good ones for snow) because they cut through the snow instead of sittting on like the wide ones do
#39
buy a X5.



dont care who you hit
#40
dcx_badass
Why would you want such an ugly car?

you drive a nova.

I meant if you drive a X5 who cares how you drive, if you hit something its gonna hurt them alot more.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!