How to get a car out of the sand

Stuck in the desert? Here's what to do

The Knowledge

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.

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.

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