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Will power sliding or drifting in snow damage my car in anyways?

In a free parking lot, there was lots of snow and I decided to have fun there with my AWD car. It was fun, however, I am paranoid will it do any damage to my car?

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  • David
    Lv 6
    2 months ago
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    if any damage was done, it would have been to the tires

    but tires are not meant to last forever, anyway

    Besides, if it really was snowy, there probably was little friction for the tires to grab onto

    so even thinking about the tires, there was probably little damage to the tires

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    • David
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      (continued)  The only damage I ever managed to do to my car was on totally dry pavement when the daytime high temperature was warm enough to make me crank the a/c up.

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  • 2 months ago

    If you are careful - then no, but as 'JetDoc' pointed out - you don't always know what is under that snow, and if you start having too much fun, you might get too close to a pole/wall/vehicle or other immovable object.

    I've seen people do a lot of damage to cars when goofing around on snow/ice (or even just wet conditions) - not least of which was over-revving their engines and breaking drive-train components like axles/gearboxes.

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    All it takes is bumping into one curb or dropping a wheel into a pothole. If you don't know EXACTLY what's UNDER the snow, DON'T DO IT!

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Who cares?  You can always buy a new car. SMH

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You likely smoked the transmission and the transfer case already.  The traction control light will be On and the car might be in "limp home" mode soon.  Good luck.

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  • 2 months ago

    If you do not run into any curbs, walls, other cars or parking curbs, it should be all good fun.   As long as you do not floor it until the engine explodes, it should be less harm than driving normal on bare pavement.  

    • Yoshitatsu2 months agoReport

      I did not hit anything, however will it do any damage to my cv joints, bearings, brakes?

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, as soon as you hit a curb or some other obstruction that is hidden under the snow.

    • Yoshitatsu2 months agoReport

      I didn't hit anything though?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Applying stresses to any object for which it was not designed is never a good thing . . . actually it's idiotic and stupid.  But if money is no problem for you, go ahead and trash it and buy another.

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