In Colorado, winter can be brutal. If you plan to drive in any snowy or hazardous weather, make sure to pack a winter car emergency kit, which you can store in your trunk or on your backseat. Here’s what you’ll need:
kit: In the event that you become stranded and injured, you should have a
first-aid kit with bandages, scissors, Neosporin, gauze, and protective gloves.
charger and power bank: Your cellphone will be crucial if you become
stranded. Keep a phone charger and portable power bank in your car so you can
charge your phone on the go. Even if you lose service, your phone can double as
You don’t know how long you might be stranded if your car breaks down in the
winter, so pack nonperishable snacks like granola and protein bars, mixed nuts,
and crackers. You should also keep a case of bottled water in the car.
gloves, hats, scarves, and blankets: Keeping warm may very well be the key
to your survival. Pack some extra coats, gloves, hats, scarves, and blankets in
the trunk. Waterproof clothes and blankets are best because they won’t get
soaked with melted snow or ice.
Collapsible shovels, Swiss Army knives, jumper cables, and flares are all
important elements of a winter car emergency kit.
A winter car emergency kit will help you weather the cold weather, but we at Transwest CDJR hope you won’t need to use it this season.
Colder temperatures can cause dangerous road conditions and freezes the cabin so you’re cold when you first jump in the car. To prepare for the oncoming cold, we’ve put together a few reasons why you should get winter ready with Jeep this year.
drive. Jeep is known for its all-wheel-drive capabilities. It’s this rugged
drive system that makes the Jeep brand ideal for the winter. All-wheel drive
will help you accelerate better and maintain traction on snowy or icy roads,
giving more confidence behind the wheel when it’s winter.
Stay warm. There’s
no denying that winter weather can be on the cold side, but Jeep has you
covered. No matter which model you choose, you will find a trim level that has
heated seats, a heated steering wheel, or remote start. That way you won’t have
to worry about feeling like you’re sitting on a block of ice and you can pay
more attention to the road.
Don’t freeze your
engine. Many Jeeps can be equipped with an engine block heater. This will
allow your vehicle to start up and warm faster when the temperatures are
frigid. It could also potentially help you reduce wear on your engine, reduce
emissions, and warm you up faster when you’re waiting for the hot air to come
through the vents.
Get a Jeep so you can pay attention to the beauties of winter without freezing in the car’s cabin. You can stay warm and browse our selection of Jeeps at Transwest CDJR.
Denver: Denver isn’t a far drive from Limon and has plenty to do year-round. If you like breathtaking views and tasty craft beer, Denver is the city for you.
Ouray Ice Park: Have you tried your hand at ice-climbing? Ouray Ice Park is world-famous for it. After the strenuous workout, relax in one of Ouray’s hot-spring spas.
Estes Park: Make Estes Park your destination to try out your snowshoes this winter. Snowshoeing is a cool way to explore the wintry outdoors, and if you don’t have some of your own, you can rent a pair in town. Make reservations in advanced to stay at the infamous Stanley Hotel, which was Steven King’s inspiration for “The Shining.”
Crested Butte: Are you a fan of skiing? The best place in Colorado to try your hand— or feet — at skiing is in Crested Butte. Afterward, enjoy delicious food from the nearby restaurants.
Telluride: Stay in the mountain resort in Telluride for a truly remote Colorado experience. Be prepared though: this former Victorian mining town is a seven-hour drive from Limon.
If you’d like prepare your vehicle for a winter road trip, bring it to Transwest CDJR for seasonal maintenance.