Summer is officially over, and in Colorado, that could mean snow any day! Though Colorado isn’t known for particularly bad fall weather, it’s never too early to prepare your vehicle for the colder weather. Here are a few must-dos to prepare for winter driving.
1. Check Your Tires
If you haven’t checked your tire tread and pressure lately, now is the time. Don’t risk sliding on icy or wet roads. This is also the time to put on snow tires if you use them.
2. Test Your Heater
Don’t get caught with cold air. Get your heating system checked to ensure it’s flushed and working properly. Remember that heaters aren’t just for comfort; they can literally be lifesavers if you get stuck in your car during a storm.
3. Pack an Emergency Kit
It’s always a good idea to have an emergency kit in your trunk during the winter. Pack things like a blanket, sleeping bag, bottled water, dry food, and a battery-operated light. Though you never expect anything major to happen while we’re driving, it’s better to be prepared than not.
4. Be Prepared for Ice and Snow
Make sure you have an ice scraper and snow brush in your vehicle. Additionally, fill your wiper reservoir with freeze-resistant cleaning fluid. You can also purchase ice melting spray for your windshield and windows.
Anyone who has lived in Colorado for long enough knows: the weather here is unpredictable. Be prepared as early as possible to avoid having issues when the weather turns. From all of us here at Quick-Set Auto Glass, drive safely out there!