What should I do if my car gets stuck?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 9:15 pm

What to do if you’re stranded in your car in winter 

When you are driving this winter, it can become dangerous with the snow and ice on the road. If your vehicle stops working or you get stuck in the snow, we have some tips on what to do if you’re stranded in your car in winter. Let’s get started. 


READ MORE: Safe Winter Driving Tips


Road in winter

Stay Inside 

When the weather gets so cold, it can be very hard on your body. Do not try to leave the vehicle to find help. Call the emergency services or a towing company, depending on your situation. Put your hazard lights on to warn other drivers where you are. Wait for help to arrive. If you are stuck in a very snowy place, you should check to see if your exhaust pipe is exposed. Carbon monoxide can build up if it is clogged with snow.  

Keep Warm 

If you’re stuck in the snow, if may be a while before you get some help. Try to preserve body warmth as much as you can. This is the time of year to have a blanket in your car, in case of these types of situations. If you think it might be a long time, you should try to conserve your vehicle’s fuel by only warming the vehicle for ten to fifteen minutes per hour. After that, just hang tight and help will be there shortly. 


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These tips on what to do if you’re stranded in your car in winter are here to help you. We hope you’re safe on the road this winter. If you need a new vehicle, you can check out our online inventory of Toyota vehicles and schedule a test drive with us at Baierl Toyota today. 

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