Get your car out of ice the easy way...

Posted by on 3/16/2018

Get your car out of ice the easy way

Learn an easy way to get your car out of ice...

Looking for an easy way to get your car out of ice? We all know getting your car stuck in ice can be a pain. Depending on where your live, you may have experience driving or getting your car out of ice and then again you may also not have any experience doing this. We are going to talk about driving in icy conditions and getting your car stuck in ice and what you should and should not do in order to better help you next time it happens. 

What's the weather going to be like?

The first thing we always recommend is checking the weather before driving. This could be the single most important thing you do to prevent roadside emergencies like getting stuck in ice or snow. You can easily check the weather by looking at the local weather forecast on TV or by using a weather app on your phone. This will help you better understand the weather ahead and possibly what to expect and plan for or even help you decide if not driving at all is the best option. 

Get your car unstuck on a winter day

Safety tips for driving on icy roads...

Obviously the best and first tip is to not drive in icy road conditions. With that being said, that is not always an option so if you do decide to drive in icy conditions or what turns into icy conditions later on, please keep these safety tips in mind while driving. The following are AAA tips for driving in snow and icy conditions via the Boston Globe:

1. Whether you’re speeding up or slowing down, take your time. To regain traction, apply the gas gently and slowly.

2. Remember that your car won’t respond the same on ice or snow as it does on dry roads. 

3. Following distance between cars should increase from 3-4 seconds to 8-10 seconds in case drivers have to stop abruptly. 

4. Anti-lock brakes will assist in a skid, helping the driver stay in control. But according to AAA, threshold braking, or applying “firm, steady pressure,” is the best way to slow and stop a vehicle on slippery pavement. 

5. Avoid stops whenever possible. It takes a lot of energy to slow down a car and on ice, stops can invite skids or spinouts. AAA recommends: “If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.”

6. Don’t power up hills -- and don’t stop when climbing hills. As with all inclement weather driving, slow and steady works best. 

7. Finally, stay off the roads whenever possible. Unless you absolutely have to drive to work or school, stay home.

Do these sound like good tips? 

We all know AAA is one of the utmost authorities on safe driving and vehicle safety in general so these are great tips and that will definitely help you while driving on snowy and icy roads. These tips could save you a lot of time and money if you follow them properly. With that said, when even following these great tips, your car can still get stuck in ice so you need to be prepared for that as well. Let's now talk about what to do when you do get stuck in ice. 

Winter driving tips

So what if you do get stuck in ice and snow? 

What now? If you do get stuck in ice and snow it's always best to be prepared ahead of time. Here are some things you can do: 

  1. Call a friend for help. 
    1. This is a good option but not always the best or fastest one. 
    2. Your friends or family may be busy and may not be able to get to you right away or they might not be able to answer their phone. 
    3. Plus once they arrive they may not be able to actually help get you unstuck. 
    4. If you accidentally get stuck in a remote area, cell phone service may not be avaialble. 
  2. Ask a stranger for help.
    1. Another option but like calling a friend, not always the best one.
    2. This is not the safest option either since you don't know strangers true intentions. 
    3. Also, like AAA suggested, don't stop in icy conditions so getting a stranger to stop and help might be difficult. 
    4. Always keep in mind, cell phone service may not be available in a remote area. 
  3. Call a tow truck.
    1. This option usually works but it's not always the fastest and definitely not the cheapest. 
    2. Tow trucks can take an hour or more to get to you. 
    3. Tow trucks also cost hundreds of dollars for their services. 
    4. Always keep in mind, cell phone service may not be available in a remote area. 
    5. Read our blog post about tow truck arrival times and costs HERE
  4. Plan ahead and then use a personal tire traction device when you get stuck.
    1. These are a great way to prepare ahead and get your car out of ice, snow, mud and sand. 
    2. These stay in your car and allow you to get your car unstuck from ice by yourself without having to ask other people for help. 
    3. These are way less expensive that paying for a tow truck. 
    4. Picking the right tire traction device is crucial though to getting you unstuck. 
    5. Don't always have to rely on cell phone service with personal tire traction devices. 
    6. Read our blog post about picking the right tire traction device type HERE

Get your car out of ice the easy with The Portable Tow Truck. 

Now that you have learned more about driving in icy conditions and getting your car out of ice, we would like to introduce THE PORTABLE TOW TRUCK - THE ULTIMATE TIRE TRACTION DEVICE. The Portable Tow Truck is proven tire traction aid used by the largest commercial fleet companies in the world and 1000s of people as well. For very little money, you can have the best tire traction aid for snow, ice, mud and sand in your vehicle at all times. They are lightweight and can be used by any driver with any vehicle type over and over. To learn more about the product please check out what our customers have to say about us on our REVIEWS page and you can watch a VIDEO of the product HERE. If you have any questions at all you can reach out to us from our ABOUT US page as well. Now is the time to get The Portable Tow Truck and protect you and your family from unexpected roadside emergencies when your car gets stuck in ice, snow, mud or sand. 

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Please comment below on this post and also check out and like our Social Media sites below to get up to date product info and industry news and remember - Don't Get Stuck Without The Portable Tow Truck!

If you would like to read more from the references mentioned above please visit the Boston Globe.

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6 Comments

Nina L
Date: 3/16/2018
Wow this is great! It's definitely something that i can throw in my trunk with the spare! I' very independent and though my husband likes to do the dirty work, I love a challenge myself. Growing up in NJ, whenever a blizzard would hit in the city, i remember helping to push out strangers when they'd get stuck in front of my dad's shop! This is absolutely something that comes in handy with pretty much everyone!
Curtis
Date: 3/19/2018 9:51:00 AM
Hello, thank you for commenting. Yes, our product allows you to be very independent when your vehicle get stuck in ice, snow, mud or sand which can save a lot of time and headaches. If we can answer any questions for you about the product please let us know. Thank, Curtis
Steve
Date: 3/16/2018
I wish I had something like this when I lived up north. In a small car that normally drives on plowed roads this can help in the moment when you are stuck, but if you have to drive a long distance in the snow this doesn't seem feasible. Do you know of anything that will help on slippery roads when you have to drive a significant distance?
Curtis
Date: 3/19/2018 9:56:00 AM
Hello, thank you for commenting. These are designed to get you unstuck but not to help with driving long distances. For that you'd need a tire sock or tire chains. Those need to be put on before you start driving long distances or get stuck so keep that in mind. You can read our review blog post on the different tire traction device types and by visiting the link below to learn more. Let me know if I can answer any more questions for you. Thanks, Curtis. http://www.theportabletowtruck.com/REVIEW-The-best-type-of-snow-tire-traction-devices--which-one-is-right-for-you_b_36.html
lynnette mima
Date: 3/16/2018
YES!! Here in Ohio, where we have all four seasons in one week, we definitely need to invest in this great invention! Thanx so much for your good advice. Love the photos, too, btw ;)
Curtis
Date: 3/19/2018 9:57:00 AM
Thank you for commenting. If I can answer any questions for you please let me know. Thanks, Curtis
joe
Date: 3/16/2018
Hey Curtis I have been stuck plenty of times living in Missouri. The portable tow truck looks and sounds like it would work.I have been driving a semi-truck since 1996 and like you say the best thing to do is to stay off the road in bad weather especially ICE. What is the price of the tool?
Curtis
Date: 3/19/2018 10:05:00 AM
Joe, sorry, you had asked about the price....we sell our product on Amazon for $49.99 with free Amazon Prime shipping. You can visit the BUY NOW link on our website to order as well other pages to see reviews and learn more about the product. If I can help let me know. Thanks, Curtis
Curtis
Date: 3/19/2018 10:00:00 AM
Hello Joe, thank you for commenting. Our product works on 18 wheelers as well. We actually sell these to the largest commercial fleet companies in the US and they use them on the big commercial trucks, vans and 18 wheelers. We also have 1000s of retail customers that use the product as well. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you. Thanks, Curtis
Melissa
Date: 3/16/2018
Sounds like a “must have” device in areas prone to icy roads. I can’t think of anything worse than getting stuck whilst being out by myself or with my little ones on a cold and dark night. This is a very clever invention and one that will benefits loads of people. Thank you
Curtis
Date: 3/19/2018 10:02:00 AM
Hello Melissa, thank you for commenting. The product is designed for and works well in these situations and can save you a lot of time and money if you ever get stuck. If we can answer any questions please let us know. Thanks, Curtis
Andrew
Date: 3/17/2018
With all the snow and icy weather we have been having lately, we need all the advice we can get. There is nothing worse that having your car stuck in the road unable to move, but i can see the benefit and logic of having the tyre traction, they are very popular in the more snow bound countries. I like the idea and i will pass the information onto my neighbours and friends.
Curtis
Date: 3/19/2018 9:45:00 AM
Hello, thank you for the comments. If we can answer any questions please let us know. Thanks, Curtis

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