The most important part of winter driving is being prepared. Here are few things you can do ahead of time and some things to keep in mind as you travel:
DRIVE DURING THE DAY
Whenever possible, drive during the daylight hours for best visibility, and to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery!
PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE
The nearest auto maintenance station is well off the mountain. Check your battery and engine prior to leaving for your trip (cold temperatures can be hard on both). Be sure that your antifreeze is good to at least 30 degrees below zero. Make sure your tires have good tread. Snow tires are best, but deep tread radials will work in most weather conditions. Snow chains are also invaluable in threatening winter weather. Front wheel drive cars provide better traction, but if you must bring a rear wheel drive vehicle, place something heavy in the back. Fill your windshield washer fluid reservoir with a high test or antifreeze-included solution. Bring a heavy-duty ice scraper and snow brush. Keep a flashlight, snow shovel,and blanket in your car.