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Old 02-08-2012, 03:56 PM
booklady booklady is offline
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Exclamation 2010 Aveo stuck in snow at end of drive

Ok, so 3 days ago I tried getting my 2010 Aveo out of my driveway. I'm in Alaska and we'd gotten a bit of a snow dump, but it wasn't anything too bad, so I didn't think there'd be a problem.. However, when I got to the end of the drive where the snow plow had been, there wound up being too much of a berm after all and I'm stuck.
I have spent 3 days trying to get the silly thing out. My neighbors aren't at all helpful and my husband is out of town, though I really do need to get out of the drive. I have a Trailblazer as well that I can use to pull the Aveo out, but I haven't been able to find anything telling me what is safe to attach the tow strap to. Not sure I will be able to safely back the trailblazer up and around the aveo to get it out of the drive, though the drive is long enough I can get it from the front if I have to.
So my question is.. what bits on the underside are safe for me to attach a tow strap to? Please help. I spent Monday trying to dig out, but the shovel only reaches so far under the darn little thing and between the shoveling and outright just trying to shove the darn thing I kinda wrenched my back so badly I could barely move yesterday. I need a wee miracle or a good bit of help.
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:15 PM
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Smile Re: 2010 Aveo stuck in snow at end of drive

I am posting as I do not see any other replies. Probably you have resolved the problem by now. I hope with outside help. Most anything you could try alone is going to make you back MUCH worse. The problem is that your car is [or was] High centered, something like a teeter-totter. You can add weight to the front to press the tires down to add traction and pull forward slowly, or you could jack up the rear and put boards or blocks under the tires to get it off the balance point. Then again pull forward, reducing the chance of damage under the front. You could have tried to simply melt the snow under the car by letting the car idle for 5 min. or so then let sit for 10 min. Then repeat, so you don't overheat the floor of the car too much. Till enough of the snow melts away, there is no air circulation. Unless the car is really out in the roadway, your back will not let you do much anyway, so best not to try. Good Luck and I hope you are well.
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