Does Kitty Litter Really Add Traction to Winter Driveways?

Here in Chattanooga, we don’t routinely get snow-covered driveways in the winter. Ice is a bigger threat each winter. However, if you add traction to your driveway during the next freeze or you plan to travel up North to a colder climate for the holidays, you’ll want to be prepared. Does kitty litter really add traction to driveways in the winter? Explore with the BMW of Chattanooga team!

Clay is the central ingredient in kitty litter, if not virtually the only primary ingredient found in most types in the United States. Whenever clay comes into contact with moisture and hard surfaces, it will stick to the surface and become slick, potentially causing you and other drivers to wreck. If you don’t know it’s there or you can’t slow down accordingly, the clay in kitty litter can prove hazardous and messy.

On the other hand, sand is the key ingredient in, well, sand, which can be used to dig your tires out of such situations above. Further, it can also be used to gain traction on your driveway in the event it’s iced over. You should keep both of the above two substances in your vehicle during winter months. Salt is your third option. Salt is often used to prevent ice from forming, although it’s not great when used for trying to gain traction. Come see us at our Chattanooga BMW dealership soon to have your questions answered.

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