How to Drive in the Snow Denis RichieDecember 23, 2019100 Comments Tags:carsdrivingSafelysafetysnowingsnowstormtransportationWinter 100 thoughts on “How to Drive in the Snow” Azureecosse October 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm What is the point in putting two heavy bags of sand in the boot of a Front wheel drive car, is that not just going to make the front end lighter and increase the chance of wheelspin. if it were me i would reduce my tyre pressure to 28bar this gives the tyres more rubber contact and i would carry an old blanket or woollen sweater in the boot i would use these to put under the wheels if i did get stuck as wool is great for regaining traction. Snow tyres are ok but dont stop you getting stuck. Reply Felix November 20, 2010 at 5:36 am Step one: Don't drive a Kia. Reply Speedcore4L November 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm @goreksuiti 😀 (like) Reply Felix November 28, 2010 at 11:02 pm @Speedcore4L 😀 Yes! Kia's are made of lose and if you drive one in the snow — or at all — then you've put it in your own stupid hands to fail. Reply SummerTheFuzzy November 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm i thought you're supposed to pump anti-lock brakes Reply vidwatcher2468 December 4, 2010 at 3:37 pm @shalmaneser its not the added weight, its the fact that if you get stuck, you can use the sand as added traction under the stuck tires. Reply dollman0 December 7, 2010 at 5:27 am We have a lot of retired people here from Florida… The roads will be a lot safer after they leave… Panic braking and accelerating is the reason most people get stuck and slide off… Buy good tires, take your time and allow the plow to clear the roads before you travel; the best tip there is. Reply Kevin Carr December 13, 2010 at 6:53 pm Just what I needed cleveland and what ever KHMadMan said as well. I will also just put tire chans on and alot of weights in the back of the car so you can stay center on the road. Reply Yeshua Man December 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm @shalmaneser hahahaha i noticed that too. I seen that car and I said "I'm pretty sure that that car is front wheel drive. and don't need weight in the back." Just like when they first came out with front wheel drive cars people where still putting the chains on the tires in the back when they needed to be in the front. I put cinder blocks in the back of my 2 wheel drive truck and it helps. Reply Philip Magnusson December 19, 2010 at 11:34 am just get a manual, much easier to drive and have control in snow. Reply Jasa Bowman December 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm where can i buy concentration? Reply Nevarek January 3, 2011 at 10:44 am @uzuragakure Your insult in SQL hurts. Reply d0ugz24 January 13, 2011 at 1:46 am @slightlyoffbuiscuit this happens to people everywhere, not just "stupid americans" grow up. Reply veeman January 15, 2011 at 4:56 am Step 1: Get a Subaru Step 2: Have fun Reply Les Subrick January 22, 2011 at 7:00 am Always slow down in adverse conditions! Macho men think they cancontrol their driving!!!!!! Bull! Reply qettyz January 22, 2011 at 9:12 am Step 1: Come to FINLAND and learn how it's really done! Reply Ameerah Shakoor January 23, 2011 at 10:14 pm Step One: Move to Detroit and learn the hard way. Reply Jonny Watts January 30, 2011 at 12:43 am HOW TO DRIVE IN SNOW: You will need: -Car -Snow Step 1: Drive. Step 2: PROFIT!!! Reply Axel Trainwagon January 30, 2011 at 4:16 am imagine how cool it would be if snow was visbly clear. like a pile of clear stuff on ur lawn Reply DontOrderTheSoup January 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm what if your a women and asian ?? Reply chefjordan January 31, 2011 at 1:54 am i'm from canada and this video is a freaking joke. Reply Leap Of Faith February 12, 2011 at 12:56 am @DontOrderTheSoup Then you're going to crash. Actually, you're going to crash anyway but in snow you're going to crash BIGGER! Reply asgher786 March 22, 2011 at 2:45 am @austinman1995 or a dodge ram Reply izzy367_anime3 April 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm step one: GET RID OF THE CAMERA -distractions-one of the main killers V_V Reply saturnv3 May 7, 2011 at 4:12 am @KHMadMan You dumbass you need to rev match to do that properly. But in all honesty, soft braking is a lot better than engine braking. Soft brakes means all four tires are slowing the car down in a good front/rear bias. Reply saturnv3 May 7, 2011 at 4:12 am @ESKprodutions BRAKES. It's spelled BRAKES. Reply jeffrey ashwood May 8, 2011 at 11:05 am my name is Jeff. I drive for a living and i been doing it for 6 years, i been driving for 13 years. if you try engine braking at high rpm's, your back end will kick out. your best bet is driving in low gear. and if you back end kicks out let up off the brakes turn the wheel the opposite way it will line back up. driving can be fun. go to a dirt track and slid around. That will help some with the winter driving. Or hit some back roads where there is little traffic. ice is very hard to drive on Reply bachelors of trolling degree, 2013 August 9, 2011 at 1:28 am @MrShuaTube LOL in this case the sand will actually make it worse for you. Reply MrSBChevy September 17, 2011 at 6:13 am i piss on my tires for more traction. instead of sand,i use chunks of shit.instead of patience, i use anger. i am a safe driver. Reply Munky332 October 12, 2011 at 9:51 pm step 1, buy a helicopter. step 2, ????? step 3, profit Reply Jaroslav Turcan October 20, 2011 at 8:04 am this video is for idiots!!!! Reply 1089Groom November 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm are you could just walk or stay in the ice Reply BlueShark Rides November 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm 1:06 Blowing snow, lmfao. Reply GMTecano November 9, 2011 at 12:20 am scumbag drivr Reply Steven Stringer November 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm yeah?. what what if you don't have ABS!?. Reply conti linkon December 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm 7,automatic gearbox are for pussies…. Reply johnnyo032003 December 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm Here are 2 more tips that will help more than anything. Keep your engine speed steady, do not accelerate or brake harshly. If your engine keeps spinning at 1 speed in the gear its in, you will be far less likely to start spinning tires due to accelerating too hard, and far less likely to lose momentum. My grandfather lived in Colorado for 20 years, he now lives in Nashville near me, and I've seen him take his 2wd Ford Escort places locals can't take their SUV's because he knows what he's doing. Reply demariojason December 22, 2011 at 10:44 am this is good that they are uploading these steps my 5 year old niece would already know of…..but unfortunately people 4 times her age doesn't….. Reply xXDEADxWINGXx December 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm How to drive in the snow: Step 1: Drive your car into the snow Did you know that the world we live on is called earth? Reply iDevicescoverage December 28, 2011 at 8:47 am Lol it didnt say I needed a drivers license Reply Mikael Haavin January 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm Next on howcast: How to survive dying from old age! Reply Frendy Corrales January 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm AND THATS WHY I MOVED TO FLORIDA = NO SNOW LOL Reply Slim Milk January 3, 2012 at 1:53 am How to drive in the snow: Step 1: Move to a place where there isnt snow. Did you know that people are human? Reply Adam Dean January 3, 2012 at 2:32 am Snowflakes are clear….hmm who knew….(troll): Everyone who knows about snow!!!!….duhh Reply Avranius January 4, 2012 at 7:04 pm step one. turn on car. step two put in gear. step three drive away Reply MsChocolatePanda January 28, 2012 at 1:46 am OH NO I WORE My tIRES yEStERDAy At WORK Reply sindude300 February 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm How to drive in the snow: Step one: Start your car. Step two: put your car into drive. Step three: Accelerate and move foward. Step five: DO NOT let a women drive.. Did you know fire is hot? Reply MrSupercar55 May 23, 2012 at 10:31 pm 5 thirty seconds of an inch? In the UK the legal limit for minimum tyre tread depth is 1.6 millimetres, and that's only for the central 75% of the breadth. Tyres like that would be balls in that sort of weather!!!!!!! Reply Glowingeyes99 June 27, 2012 at 12:42 am wow when it snowed in my town i was driving around in my lancer like it was just a regular day. Front wheel drive is best on snow Reply red88ization July 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm dont drive an automatic car buy snowchains dont speed if car fails to turn while braking take foot of brake steer around problem Reply Jorge Lupercio August 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm Gotta remember, your car is no better in breaking or turning than her car. The only difference is the raised ride height so you wont get stuck and easier to accelerate. If anything, it is usually recommended to have something in the trunk or bed of your vehicle that can balance the weight of the drive train and engine in the front. Use whatever… sand, cement, etc. Reply jkt992 August 28, 2012 at 4:02 am I happen to live in Ontario, and all that car would need is good winter tires. Winter driving here is not as bad as it might seem Reply Alexander Lee December 7, 2012 at 1:36 am Step 0: chew gum and wear a stupid hat Reply licensedhobo December 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm Step 1: Know how to drive in general Step 2: Understand how your car works Step 3: Be Prepared Reply Matthew Sahd December 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm Don't put bags of sand in a FWD car!! You are just taking weight off the drive wheels (that is bad)! IF your car is RWD put sand bags in the trunk! The car shown is FWD the sandbags were hurting his traction! Reply shaun harrison December 15, 2012 at 7:49 pm 1:40 only interesting thing in this cideo Reply Jake Grabacr December 23, 2012 at 10:04 pm thats why Winter is the accidents season. Reply TheRedbikemaster™ January 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm Low gear doesn't gain you any traction. Reply capang9555 January 14, 2013 at 7:27 am @theredbikemaster it doesn't gain any additional traction persay however if you are on a hill and you are traveling down any grade if your car is in low gear (any gear that would be lower than what you would have normally) the transmission will rev and the engine will prevent the tires from spinning freely. So it will help you slow down without having to use your brakes thus giving you more traction than if you stepped on the brakes and having it lock. Thus not getting in a skid Reply Yazan Arabiat January 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm bullshit Reply Brandon January 25, 2013 at 9:53 am Only thing Low gear is going to help with is slowing down without over-braking. It will make it easier to loose traction while accelerating. Low gear is going to increase torque, Which is the force to move your tires, Best thing you can do is just be easy on your gas pedal. Reply jayja45 January 26, 2013 at 1:55 am 5 32th inch? What the fuck??? Is it so hard to use the metric system Reply splewy February 12, 2013 at 4:37 am Agreed. Fractions of an inch are retarded. IDK why we continue to use them as a unit of measure here in the US. Millimeters make way more sense. Reply jayja45 February 12, 2013 at 10:44 am ABS is crap in snow but it cnt ne swiched of on some fords Reply Martin Hennerfors February 18, 2013 at 8:03 pm a bag of sand? wtd? :S never had that when iam driving in snow 😛 But then iam from Sweden so i no how to drive in snow 😛 Reply ICEBURNEDHAWK June 17, 2013 at 8:45 am to disable abs on newer models pull the abs plug in the master fuse center under the hood WARNING: You MAY CRASH if u are unuse to this system, and for gods sake if you have a electric shift transmission use the M or L settings and transmission brake it is more effective and you are less likely to crash. Another thing IF YOU ARE ON ICE DO NOT SLAM ON YOUR BRAKES THIS JUST MAKES IT WORSE FUCKING IDIOTS Reply Misha Turchanov July 4, 2013 at 4:10 am Good day! I'm Alyssa.I did -20 lbs past one month.Go to hddiet.gs#kLtC Reply jessesipprell August 8, 2013 at 9:13 am God, you've got to be kidding me. Think about what you're saying: There's a maximum rate at which you can slow a spinning wheel down before it loses traction, do you really think that this rate depends on HOW the wheel is being slowed down? Down-shifting, regardless of transmission type, just offloads some braking on to the engine but the max is the same. Even ABS doesn't change this, it just takes you right up to the traction loss point which can be tough to do manually if you are panicked. Reply jessesipprell August 8, 2013 at 9:35 am Disabling ABS is a very very dumb thing to do, if for no other reason than if you get in an accident, *even if it's not your fault*, you might very well get sued if it was discovered that you had disabled ABS. Besides, under almost all conditions, ABS can out-perform the absolute best human driver in terms of traction control while braking (ABS is about traction, not stopping distance). Nobody can pump each brake independently 10-100 times a second. Reply smiljo13 August 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm ABS turned off in snow can sometimes help. With ABS turned off the tires lock up, thus dig in snow and reach much more grippier asphalt and slow you down even before you would need to avoid the obstacle. And being totally honest that is preferable for most drivers as they cant cope with under and over steer that would be the consequence of ABS doing his so-called magic. Reply jessesipprell August 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm Only for *extremely* good drivers in very specific circumstances. ABS is about control, not braking. If your wheels are locked then by definition you've lost traction until you come to a stop or unlock the brakes and knowing when you've gotten down through the snow/ice enough for traction to return after you let off the brake is tricky. So, while you might dig through the snow/ice faster with locked brakes your chances of losing traction in the first place is much lower with ABS. Reply Phantomic September 2, 2013 at 1:43 am Step one: Get a Subaru. Problem solved. Reply Contraband Fan by Mark Burns October 3, 2013 at 6:01 pm Antilock brakes are for morons, so is auto tranny. They offer false confidence and enable folks who should probably not drive to go out and clog up the roads, bumbling! I would also like to request that there be NO PARKING IN THE STREET! Good grief, I don't drive to work through parking lots.The first snow of the season delivers harsh justice to wiseass speedy swoop lane, who pisses us off all summer. I know it is not polite to laugh, but… Reply XxXLostDkSoulXxX October 24, 2013 at 1:20 am no i spin around the corners by countering steering and knowing how to drive and keep everyone else safe around me. Reply TheLukey21 October 26, 2013 at 1:15 am put some sand bags in your boot, great idea so your front wheels have even less traction great tip Reply snakek_940 November 23, 2014 at 2:09 am It should be, step one remove your abs fuse and learn how to thrush hold brake. Reply TimiNator92 November 23, 2014 at 4:39 am is it a good idea to deflate some air in your tires for more traction?? Reply apersson850 November 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm Step one: Shift to real winter tires. Reply Robert Knight December 11, 2014 at 2:41 am You can always put some of the sand in front of spinning tire. Reply Andrea Patane December 24, 2014 at 4:12 am My parents and I never tried this before with our green car which will need to go back to the dealership. Reply Markus Pelto November 16, 2015 at 7:59 am why not use studded tires and a manual transmission, like we do here in Finland.. Reply Chase Miller January 5, 2016 at 3:30 am Step one: don't tailgate Reply IleanaPadronVEVO January 18, 2016 at 6:54 am We really want to go to the snow But my parents dont understand english. So please Translate for us. Thanks. God Bless. Reply . August 28, 2016 at 1:05 pm My old truck is such a safe winter driver. Gear One: For starting. Reaches about 15mph.Gear Two: Driving. RWD, no traction control, light rear end, short wheelbase, turbo. Reply Books4LitSouls January 5, 2017 at 1:11 am this made me more nervous Reply NVLO January 13, 2017 at 7:48 pm STEP 126.96.36.199.5.6.7 its all wrorng i live in sweden and have been driving for 3 years Reply Damn Dallas February 4, 2017 at 2:04 am Step one: wear fingerless gloves Reply Сергей Н February 28, 2017 at 5:59 am step1: take a 4wd car with abs and esp. step2: take a winter tire( nokian, bridgestone, toyo). step3: dont worry be happy!😎 Reply bratha nice September 16, 2017 at 10:29 am step one, move to Africa Reply GamingWith Levi December 10, 2017 at 5:56 pm All you have to do is keep driving and don’t stop then drive slow Reply Meneer Doeterniettoe January 17, 2018 at 10:17 pm Big mistake: look at the statistics: there are more accidents in the summer than in the winter. Reply Richard March 18, 2018 at 9:30 am Step one: don't drive unless you have to Reply Jason99942 April 2, 2018 at 2:12 pm Good luck with the 'Allow 4 car lengths for every 10 mph of speed.'While I agree – so many drivers out there are completely oblivious to why and are so distracted by whatever they're doing inside their car, that they're riding your arse. Or, people end up passing you, then cutting in front of you because you're driving too slow? There goes your car length safety measure. I think I need ram bars front and back. Reply SterrShow October 27, 2018 at 12:10 am bags of sand in a front wheel drive car? Reply Murmad Man November 15, 2018 at 9:50 pm a bag of sand? WTH Reply salsa2good November 16, 2018 at 4:02 pm Step 1: don't drive in the snow. Reply Slice and Dice Very Nice February 2, 2019 at 9:43 pm Step 1 do not buy a BMW Reply Tony Nameless February 13, 2019 at 2:33 am Step 1: Deflate your tires (press air release and hold for 10 seconds for each tire).Assuming average sedan tire pressure of 32psi, dropping it to 25 is ideal for driving on snow and ice.Alternately, use chains.Step 2. Relax.Going down hill, slow down before you approach the slope.Going up the hill, speedup before the uphill.Long turn: Long turns or ramps are often tilted toward the turn. DO NOT slow down or speed up or step on brakes when you are in that turn. If you stop, you may slide toward the tilted side of the turn. Advanced tip: Warm up your tires. Pull handbrake and start grinding your tires against the snow until warm. Turning off traction control may be required to do so. Make sure to turn it back on when you done. And most important step. If you are a pretty girl, even with a 4×4 wheel drive pickup truck, MAKE A MAN DRIVE YOU. 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