What to Pack in Your Winter Car Emergency Kit

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:

  • First-aid 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.
  • Phone 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 a flashlight.
  • Provisions: 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.
  • Coats, 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.
  • Tools: 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. 

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Get Winter Ready With Jeep

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.

Utilize all-wheel 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.

Winter Ready with Jeep - Limon, CO

Check Out These Winter Road Trip Destinations in Colorado

There is no sight more beautiful than a Colorado winter. But don’t just stick around Limon this season. Head out to one of these winter road trip destinations in Colorado to truly take in the season.

  • 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.

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