A CAR expert revealed how you can get your stuck car moving again in under a minute if one of its rear wheels slides into a ditch.
Car enthusiast Cong revealed his advice in a TikTok he shared with his account’s 2.7million followers.
Cong’s (@conggeshuoche) video clip begins with a scenario showing a sedan with its left rear wheel hovering over a pit.
The caption for Cong’s video reads: “The car accidentally fell into a pit. What would you do?”
Hitting the gas pedal while a car is in this position would cause the wheels to spin to no effect, so Cong had another idea.
He opened the car’s trunk and grabbed a tire lever before standing next to the car’s dangling rear left wheel.
Next, Cong stuck the end of his tire iron into one of the lug nuts.
Finally, he turned the tire lever counterclockwise to get the car’s wheel spinning again.
This allowed the stuck wheel to move up and out of its compromised position.
This will likely loosen a lug nut. So be sure to re-tighten the component on your tire after freeing the car.
But that’s not Cong’s only tip for getting your car out of the ditch.
In a separate TikTok, Cong shows viewers how to remove their car from a pit when a front tire is stuck.
He explained that you could start freeing your car by turning the steering wheel toward the stuck tire.
Next, Cong told him to shift into reverse and press and hold the gas pedal until the tach reads 2,000 rpm.
Cong noted that releasing the emergency brake at this point would push the car backwards with enough force to free the wheel from its ditch.