Being prepared is a good motto in Colorado. You never know when the warm sunny days will turn to winter blizzards.
Before the snow season begins, this is a good time to make sure your vehicle is ready to maneuver the snow packed roads.
Here are a few tips:
As the days get cooler, our vehicles tend to lose air pressure. Make sure your tires are inflated to the right pressure.
Check the threads on your tires to make sure they are ready to tackle the slippery conditions. This might be a good time to invest in some mud and snow tires with good traction.
Check the windshield wiper levels. Splash backs after a snow storm can be intense as the Mile High sun melts everything.
Make sure your vehicle is stocked with a snow brush, warm coat, a small shovel, and maybe even some kitty litter for those slippery spots.
Leave early if you must be out in bad weather and leave plenty of room between you and the driver ahead of you. Just because you have 4 wheel drive, doesn't mean you can stop easily.
Colorado temperatures have been known to drop 50 degrees in a few hours. Be prepared for the days ahead.