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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationCar MakesSubaru · 2 months ago

Driving in the grass?

Okay so I wanna get firewood from my backyard, and (me being a 5 foot 5 un-athletic slightly chubby woman) the easiest way is to load the logs in the back of my car and drive them. Most of the snow that was in my yard has melted, so I would be able to get my car back there, but I don't want to damage the ground with my tires. The ground is a little wet from the snow melting, would I make tire marks at all? I have a Subaru XV

2 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Not if the ground is frozen solid, but melting snow implies that it is also wet an muddy, in which case you will leave tire marks.

  • 2 months ago

    If the snow has melted then the top of the ground has also thawed. 

    As it’s also wet the top level will be soft. 

    Your tyres (British English spelling) will certainly leave an impression. 

    You have a two options. 

    1. Minimise the damage. So don’t spin the wheels, and drive very slow and be very gentle with the gas pedal and the brakes. Try to go out and reverse out in a straight line. Do not turn the steering wheel unless the tyres are already rolling.

    2. Leave the firewood until the ground has dried. The firewood will be too wet to use for quite a while anyway. Unless the ground has set rock hard still follow the above advice as well.

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