How to get a car out of the sand Stuck in the desert? Here's what to do By Holly Sands 02 July 2014 1 Dig sand away from all the wheels.2 Use second gear and do not rev the engine too hard. If you have a manual car, gently ‘feather’ the clutch to ‘creep’ forwards.3 Try to have people push from behind at the same time. SIMILAR ARTICLES Ramadan 2018: Healthy fasting tips to follow 10 people you should never trust 10 disappointing life moments 10 times real life doesn't live up to expectations 4 If you’re still stuck, lower air pressure in your tyres to approx 15 psi for better traction.5 If you’re still struggling, try all of the above plus try turning the steering wheel quickly from side to side. 6 If you’re still stuck, find someone to tow you out gently, after digging-out as per the above.