We have heard over the past weeks of people getting stuck on snow. We have learned that not a lot of people know how to act in these cases.
ShipMyRide’s Team, has done some research and we put together some tips that may become handy if you ever encounter yourself in this situation.
FIRST of all, we recommend to ALWAYS wear warm cloths when going out; dress in layers and with appropriate rated boots and jackets. You never know when you might have to be out in the elements to change a tire, or repair anything outside the comfort of your vehicle.
TIP: Having a survival kit and preparing your trunk for emergencies is always handy. Click on this link to read more on this.
If you get STUCK IN THE SNOW, follow these recommendations
- DON’T PANIC -Try to stay calm and don't go out in the cold.
- STAY WARM - Stay in your car: you will avoid getting lost and your car is a safe shelter.
- SAVE ENERGY - Don't tire yourself out. Shoveling in the intense cold can be deadly.
- LET AIR IN - Let in fresh air by opening a window on the side sheltered from the wind.
- AVOID TOXIC GAS - Keep the engine off as much as possible. Be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning and make sure the exhaust pipe is not obstructed by snow.
- WARMTH - If possible, use a candle placed inside a deep can instead of the car heater to warm up.
- BE VISIBLE - Turn on warning lights or set up road flares to make your car visible.
- SAVE BATTERY POWER - turn on the ceiling light; leaving your headlights or hazard lights on for too long will drain the battery.
- MOVE - Move your hands, feet and arms to maintain circulation. Stay awake.
- BE AWARE - Keep an eye out for other cars and emergency responders.
- KEEP DRY - Try to keep clothing dry since wet clothing can lead to a dangerous loss of body heat.
Please drive safely and check for weather forecasts. We want your trip to be as safe as possible. Visit ShipMyRide for car shipping quotes across Canada