What's Your Most Embarrassing Stuck in Snow Story?
Winter is here (for most of us) & we've all done some stupid stuff when the white fluff hits the ground. So let's hear about it.
When the white stuff hits the ground, most of us gearheads (petrolheads) have a smile on our faces. The thought of taking our cars out and finding an empty parking lot to slide our cars around for a bit is something that most of us have done at least once during our driving experience. But it could all end in tears or sometimes in embarrassment as we try to show off to our friends or push our cars beyond the limits.
So what's your embarrassing stuck in snow story? I'll start.
I own a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart. Essentially, it has the same engine and AWD drivetrain as the Evo X but with slightly less power and different suspension & brakes.
All I did to it was give it proper snow tires for the winter season. One day it actually snowed here in Vancouver, Canada. Usually it rains. I was very excited to go to work that morning because I knew I could have a bit of fun around the corners getting the back end out.
I got to work with ease and in record time as most people decided to stay home. I parked my car on the lot of the Volvo dealership I was working at the time but I had left it in the service department side. I thought to myself "maybe I should move it and leave the extra spot for the service technicians". So I got into it, put it in drive, and it wouldn't go. I gave it more gas and I heard the front wheels slipping. In my mind I'm thinking "how could I get stuck now when on my way to work I didn't get stuck once". I checked to make sure that the traction control was off and that I was in the snow setting for the AWD system which sends up to 50% of the engine's power to the back wheels but the front wheels just kept spinning.
At this point I'm starting to panic because I didn't want to get out there and start shoveling. Then I looked down at my center console and noticed that the hand brake was still up. F@&k!! I put it down and the car gets out of the snow with ease. So I got "stuck in snow" because I overlooked something as simple as the handbrake.
What's your embarrassing stuck in snow story? (comment below)