5 Ways To Get Your Car Ready For Winter

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As summer winds down and fall quickly approaches, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of everything you will need to do for the upcoming winter. Up in the mountains it is important to make sure that your car is ready for the harsh cold and troublesome road conditions. Here are 4 ways to get your car ready for the snowy season!

jeep-833206_1280Get a tune up.
The winter weather takes a heavy toll on your vehicle and it will only magnify any issues your car may be having or may have in the future. Be proactive and make an appointment to get a clean bill of health for the winter weather. 

Replace the wiper blades with winter wiper blades.
When dealing with a snowy winter, it is recommended to replace wiper blades at the beginning of every winter season. Also, replacing the washer fluid with cold weather washer fluid will help prevent freezing.

Check your antifreeze.
Antifreeze, the juice that goes in your radiator, is an essential part of your car’s winter protection. Your car contains a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze. Make sure the level is full and the mixture is close to 50/50.

Check your heater and defroster.car-791092_1280
It may not seem like a big deal while the weather is comfortable, but, believe me, you are going to want a working heater and defroster at first snow, if not before. Make sure that both are functioning properly. Having a working heater during the winter can bring much needed comfort to an otherwise chilly drive through a winter storm.

Prepare an emergency kit.
A vehicle break down can be an inconvenient event that prevents you from getting to work on time. It’s also important to remember the cold temperatures of a winter storm can be even more inconvenient and uncomfortable. A simple emergency kit can make all the difference through such an issue. Here is a list of items that can save your life in a storm:

  • a blanket
  • gloves
  • an extra set of warm clothes
  • extra water
  • emergency food (energy bar)
  • a small shovel
  • a flashlight
  • flares
  • jumper cables
  • a tool kit
  • tire chains
  • a spare tire with air in it
  • tire-changing equipment
  • a first-aid kit

Preparing and maintaining a vehicle for the tough Colorado winters is very important if you plan to use your vehicle through the winter and especially for long trips. It’s important to get your car ready for winter so you are prepared for everything. For those airport pick-ups and drop-offs, don’t forget about the comfort and convenience of Peak 1 Express. For everything else, our charter service is the perfect way to get where you’re going without having to get behind the wheel. 

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