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stuck in the mud

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by dsb, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

    May 15, 2013
    abingdon oxfordshire
    copen vivid
    today I had to be rescued by the AA.
    reason being my copen was trapped in an exotic location known as... a friends front garden!
    I really hate this recent rain - I parked there Friday afternoon, went to drive off today and it was wheelspin time! - it had actually sunk into the lawn.
  2. Copen1p3

    Copen1p3 Copenworld Newbie

    Jan 31, 2014
    Daihatsu Copen 1.3
    Just a quick tip on getting the copen going on slippery surfaces.
    Both on snow and mud there isn't a lot of grip so it can actually work best to use 3rd gear in a 1.3 litre and use the engine at really low revs. This isn't ideal but it actually works.

    Also try the old "reverse" trick. This is very usefull if you have to get up a steep hill etc. If you can't get it up in 2nd or 3rd. Simply using reverse and backing up may well do the trick.

    If you get stuck on a flat surface try the "rocking trick", put the car in reverse, then help it along yourself. Slight rocking back and forth rocking will get the wheels rolling slightly and can help you on your way. The key is to build up some momentum.

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