Whether you skid on a patch of ice, take a corner too quickly or simply try to get out of your driveway after a heavy snowfall, there’s nothing that can ruin a day like getting stuck in the snow.

It’s easy to fishtail into trouble, and if you don’t plan ahead, finding the traction you need to get out of the snow can be much harder. It may seem like the worst of winter is over, but March is statistically and historically the snowiest month of the year in the Midwest. Now more than ever, it’s time to refresh your memory on how to stop spinning your wheels and get back on the road.

  1. Resist the temptation to spin your tires.
  2. Rotate and turn the tires as you begin to rock your vehicle back and forth.
  3. If that doesn't work, place sticks, debris, cat litter or even your car's floor mats under your tires for better traction.
  4. Slowly back your vehicle out of the stuck area.
  5. Once free, check your vehicle for any damage or leaking fluids prior to driving at normal speeds.


Looking for a place to get everything you need to keep you on the road and moving? Be sure to use the Cenex® Location Finder to stock up on whatever you need to get through the rest of winter.

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