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4 Ways to Pull a Truck from the Mud

It’s inevitable that you’ll have to drive through mud at some point in time, whether it be heading to the campsite or parking in dirt lot. Do you know what to do if you get stuck in the mud? Fear not, there are many options available to you! You can rock it out, pull it out, winch it out, or add traction.

Key Takeaways:

  • As soon as your truck bogs down to a complete stop, the first thing you may want to do is put it in reverse, keep your wheels straight and gradually accelerate in an effort to get back where you started from—on solid ground.
  • If the truck has four-wheel drive and you haven’t already locked it in, you’ll want to do it at this point. If the truck bogs down after going only a short distance in reverse, shift into low gear and power forward as far as you can. This technique is know as rocking the truck back and forth, says Consumer Reports.
  • If the tires spin, turn the tires side to side in an effort to get the edge of the treads to grip the surface. Increase acceleration gradually, giving it more and more gas as long as you are moving forward.

“As soon as your truck bogs down to a complete stop, the first thing you may want to do is put it in reverse, keep your wheels straight and gradually accelerate in an effort to get back where you started from—on solid ground.”

httpss://blog.allstate.com/4-ways-to-pull-a-truck-from-the-mud/