Living in Colorado is quite a privilege. From gorgeous mountain views and unlimited outdoor activities to a wide selection of breweries, art galleries, and sporting events, Colorado is one of the top states to live in for a good reason. Here are 6 essential items all Coloradans must have in their vehicles to always be prepared.
1. Lawn Chairs or Blankets
Entertainment is not difficult to come by in this state. During the summer months, outdoor concerts (many of them free) are just about everywhere. Be prepared for a spur-of-the-moment concert by keeping some lawn chairs or a blanket in your vehicle.
2. A Growler
If you’re a regular on the Colorado brewery scene, you probably already have a growler or two in your car. If you don’t, think about investing in one. You never know when you’ll meet your next favorite beer and a growler makes it easy to fill up no matter where your brewery hopping takes you!
3. Hiking Boots
Whether it be a 14er or just a prairie trail off the road from your house, there are likely over a dozen hikes within your area. Always be prepared to take to the trails by keeping some hiking apparel in your car. Boots, jackets, and a raincoat or two will always come in handy in this state.
Staying hydrated in high altitudes is important, especially in the summer months. It’s a good idea to take a water bottle with you wherever you go, and to keep some sealed bottles in your trunk just in case. Water is also an essential part of an emergency kit.
5. Emergency Kit
This is a good tip for drivers in every state, but having an emergency kit as a Colorado driver is a must, especially in the winter. Stock a first-aid kit, blankets, extra clothing, camping supplies and some food and water in case you ever find yourself stranded. You might also include a paper map in case your phone doesn’t work.
6. A Sun Shield
Anyone who has spent a summer in Colorado knows: it gets hot and dry. The dry heat and intense sunshine can wreak havoc on a vehicle’s interior, and cause unpleasant seat burns on exposed skin. Protect your car and your bottom by keeping a retractable sun shield in your car for when you park.
We are truly lucky to live in a state that offers us so much. Be prepared to enjoy the spontaneity safely by equipping your vehicle with these essentials. You’ll be surprised at how much they will come in handy! From all of us here at Quick-Set Auto Glass, drive safely out there!