How to use GoTreads for traction
- If you can rock the vehicle back and forth and get a gap in front of the tire in the direction of travel, this will aid in GoTreads placement.
- Unfold the GoTreads and place the starter panel of the GoTreads, smooth side down, near the stuck tire.
- Center the short section as close to the stuck tire as possible.
- If you were able to create a gap in step 1, wedge GoTreads as far under the tire as possible.
- Clear any additional debris out of the path of travel.
- Sometimes digging out a small area in front of the tire in which to wedge GoTreads will help them grip better.
- It’s the weight of the vehicle on GoTreads that helps them dig into the ground. The further GoTreads are under your tire, the better they will work.
- Keep in mind that you want to drive up the GoTreads, so you will need to align the treads in the path of the stuck tire.
- Return to the driver position, make sure all bystanders are clear, and release the brake.
- Put the vehicle in the lowest gear. As you begin moving forward, SLOWLY accelerate.
- You want the vehicle to CRAWL out of the stuck situation so be very light on the accelerator and let GoTreads do the work.
- Speed is your enemy and can cause the GoTreads to melt if you spin your tires on them.
- If the GoTreads are not feeding under the tire, repeat the above steps and reposition them so more of the vehicle weight is on the starter panel.
- Once the vehicle is out and moving, drive to a safe stopping place before retrieving your GoTreads.
- GoTreads can be tapped on their side to release any loose dirt, sand, or snow.
- If used in mud, we recommend storing GoTreads in a waterproof bag until you are able to clean them off for the next use.
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