Winter Driving Tips For Colorado

September 12th, 2023 by

Wintertime driving around Boulder, Colorado requires a few additional skills and preparation. From preparing your car for winter with an emergency safety kit to switching to winter tires and winter driving tips, Fisher Auto has you covered! Keep reading for some winter driving tips for Colorado from the team at Boulder’s own, Fisher Auto, and contact us if we can help you prepare for winter. 


Tips for Driving in the Snow

Driving in the snow

Only drive if absolutely necessary when Denver roads are covered in ice and snow. Even if you’re experienced at driving in inclement weather, others Arvada drivers may not be as good at it.

If you must drive in hazardous winter weather, follow these tips for driving in the snow:

  • Keep your speed slower: Drive slower than you usually would. It’s more difficult to stop when Boulder’s or Colorado’s streets are frozen, so allow plenty of room between your car and other vehicles.
  • Brake slowly: It takes longer to reach a full stop on snow packed or icy roads, so don’t slam on your brakes. Instead, ease off the accelerator and gently press on the brake.
  • Steer into a skid: It may feel counter-intuitive, but if you start to slide, turn your steering wheel in the direction you’re moving to steer into a skid.
  • Build Momentum when driving uphill: When traveling up a hill in the winter, try to build momentum and get a running start because if you slow down, you might start to slide backward.

Make a Winter Emergency Kit For Your Car

Winter Driving Tips For Colorado

The team at Fisher Auto wants you to be safe if your vehicle breaks down and you get stuck on the side of a road.

Gather these items to make your own winter car safety kit so you’ll be prepared for the worst:

  • Tow strap
  • Portable shovel
  • Warm socks
  • Boots
  • Jumper cables
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Ice scraper
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Warning signaling cones or flares
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Extra battery charger for your smartphone
  • Camera
  • Safety vest
  • Flat tire repair kit
  • Non-perishable food/snacks
  • Gloves
  • Blanket
  • Bottled water
  • Rain poncho
  • Rags
  • Scarf
  • Stocking hat

Prepare For Winter With the Fisher Auto Service Team

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If you don’t want to make an emergency tool kit for a car, order one through the Fisher Auto parts center. You should also consider switching from all-weather tires to winter tires. You can make a service appointment online or contact us directly. Don’t forget to check our service specials too! We’re here to help!

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