The difficulty of driving through muddy roads is different for diverse types of vehicles. Some vehicles, especially those equipped with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive systems and off-road tires, can traverse through muddy roads with great amount of ease.
However, standard vehicles, in particular those equipped with front-wheel and rear-wheel drives as well as standard tires (not fit for off-road travels), might have difficulty in traversing muddy roads, depending on the spread and the depth of the mud. It is advisable for an average car avoid muddy roads in which the mud is more than two inches in depth.
Of course, it would be impossible to exactly measure the depth of mud on the road. Likewise, it would be hard to precisely estimate how much mud is on the road. When you are driving car ill-equipped for muddy roads, it is advisable to take an alternate route where the road isn't as muddy. But when you really have to take on a muddy road, you can do so safely by following the guidelines below.