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Use Sand, Salt or Kitty Litter to Help With Traction

There is nothing more frustrating than being stuck on ice in your vehicle and your tires can’t grip the road effectively. We here at Village Dodge in Hudson, NY understand this and are here to give you options to help you through this experience.

The three most commonly used substances for improving traction in the winter include sand, salt and fresh cat litter. Sand can be used to gain traction on ice by spreading it underneath the tires. The grit from the sand will create a surface for your tires to gain traction from. Sand does not melt any ice on its own, however, and that’s why salt is often used in conjunction with sand.

Salt can be used to melt the ice in driveways and parking spots to avoid being stuck on the ice when trying to leave your house or at work. It does not add much traction on its own and can corrode your car, and that’s why your best bet is to also use sand or cat litter.

Finally, kitty litter can be used to aid in traction as well, as it can be spread underneath your tires. Clean cat litter will also absorb any water or wet snow, which could give you just enough bare road to gain the traction that you need to be on your way.

Learn more about winterizing your excursions when you make your way to our dealership!

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