Winter Travel Prep

Living in Colorado means driving in the snow.  It’s pretty much inevitable, and so it’s best to be prepared. When it comes to winter travel prep we’ve lot several tips for you.

First, have your car serviced before winter strikes. This is a good time, whether you do it yourself or take it in, to check fluids, change the oil if it needs it, and check your tires. Make sure you have plenty of windshield washer fluid and that your heater is in good working condition. Knowing your car is in good shape is a good way to start a winter trip.

If you’ve been putting off replacing a cracked windshield, do it NOW. If you wait until winter that crack will grow and could become a driving hazard if it interferes with your line of sight.

Winter Travel Prep Afraid of Winter Driving

Next, if you plan to drive in snow often, you might consider swapping your “regular” tires for snow tires. You can read about the differences next week in our upcoming post on snow tires vs regular tires.  If it’s been a while since you’ve driven in much snow, consider watching some YouTube videos with winter driving tips. 

Our third winter travel prep tip is for the interior of your car. Make sure you have your winter survival kit stocked with blankets or a sleeping bag, a snow shovel, cat litter (for getting unstuck), and snacks and water. In the unlikely event that you have to spend a cold and snowy night in your car, these items will make it bearable! Heck, you might consider throwing in the travel version of a board game like Backgammon or Yahtzee too.

If you’re injured in an accident while on your travels, make sure to contact the office of Rick Wagner. We offer free consultations for accident victims and are always happy to help.  Your job is to get better, our job is to handle the rest.