Getting Ready for Winter Driving in Colorado

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado CRE# 40005863

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Belinda

You’ve offered some great advice especially for those who might either need a refresher or who are unfamiliar with winter driving...or have forgotten!

Jeff

Oct 17, 2017 08:32 AM #1
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I loved the big freeway signs we saw last week, "Winter is Coming." Reminded me of Game of Thrones. :) 

Oct 17, 2017 08:54 AM #2
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Belinda,

Indeed winter is coming, as will we to see our family in Denver.  I know our rental cars are usually equipped with stuff.  A

Oct 17, 2017 09:00 AM #3
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Good morning, Belinda - BRR --- it's been a long time since I had to worry about Winter driving -- more than 20 years.  I admit...I don't miss it...at all.  

Oct 17, 2017 10:02 AM #4
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Hi Belinda - That's excellent advice - I wish we took it. We always leave that stuff until it's too late and then have a horrible drive somewhere and have to scurry around picking up the necessaries.

Oct 17, 2017 12:37 PM #5
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Belinda - this is great advice.  I keep my cars updated with all of these items.

Oct 17, 2017 02:52 PM #6
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Wow Belinda Spillman  is it snowing there already ..great advise for drivers

Oct 17, 2017 07:27 PM #7
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Great tips for people in your area and even further reason that I hope I never have to spend a winter in Colorado, haha.

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My boy got his permit a few months back and although I have be driving with him a bunch in Florida, I keep telling him he needs some snow/ice time in Colorado before he takes his test!

Oct 18, 2017 09:44 AM #9
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Wow, that is a lot of snow. I know this early in the season it will melt fast. I hope there are many sunny warm days left to enjoy in 2017.

Oct 18, 2017 07:58 PM #10
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I can only imagine Southern California drivers handling the different weather driving. You should see this place when it rains. 

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Belinda, great tips for being prepared for winter and snow.

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Great tips, Belinda, for Colorado residents. All I can say is "better you than me" and that I'm really happy to be living where I don't have reason to worry about this anymore.

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