As car mechanics, we know better than anyone how unpredictable the weather in Colorado can be, and in the wintertime, this can leave you in a dangerous situation if you happen to go off the road in your performance car. Regardless of how good of a driver you are, icy and snowy conditions can be challenging to drive in, and today, we’ll review a few essentials that you can keep in your vehicle to keep you safe during winter travel.
In frigid winter temperatures, the last thing you want is for your vehicle to be without battery power. If your car won’t start while you are out and about, you need your car to be running in order to keep you safe and warm. Ensuring you have a pair of high-quality jumper cables in your vehicle will keep you from being stranded without power this winter.
Have you ever thought about how you would keep yourself warm if your battery died in the middle of a snowstorm? You don’t want to risk you or your passengers getting hypothermia because of a lack of planning on your part, and storing a few extra blankets in your vehicle can keep you warm while you wait for a tow truck or a ride from a friend.
Flashlight and Shovel
There may come a time when you are stuck on the side of the road and you decide to take matters into your own hands. This might not be too difficult during the day, but the darkness of night can add a challenging element to your situation. Having a flashlight will help you see why you are stuck and having a shovel is essential for digging out.
There is nothing more frustrating than being stuck on the side of the road and being unable to drive out of where you’re at. However, if there is a significant amount of ice around your car, you may find yourself in this situation at some point. Having an ice melt product may prove beneficial, as may sand or cat litter for providing the traction you need for getting unstuck.