How to Drive Safely in Denver During the Winter

As most of you may know, Denver is no stranger to snow. Even with some snow flurries, drivers in Denver and surrounding areas need to be extra attentive and cautious of the road conditions. To help you stay safe this winter, MCBlinic Inc wants to help winterize your vehicle. We also want to share our top tips on combating winter driving!

Tip #1: Have Winter Maintenance Done

Just because it's freezing outside shouldn't give you an excuse to put off your maintenance items. Please remember to check off the essentials:

  • Tire rotation
  • Battery test
  • Radiator flush
  • Oil change
  • Light tests
  • Wiper blade change
  • & more! 

Tip #2: Store an Emergency Kit with Winter Essentials

You should always come prepared whenever you get behind the wheel. To ensure you don't encounter a breakdown this season, here are some must-haves to store inside your car: 

  • Jumper cables
  • Phone charger
  • First aid kit
  • Multi-tools or a collection of simple tools
  • An extra bottle of wiper fluid
  • Shovel, rope, and kitty litter or sand (for tire traction)
  • Snowbrush and ice scraper
  • Non-perishable energy foods and water
  • Warm clothing and blankets
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Road flares
  • Spare

Tip #3: Monitor the Weather

Albeit may seem silly; you should stay on top of the weather to know what to expect during your commute. Also, it would be wise to use navigational apps that give you updates on the road conditions.

Tip #4: Remove All Ice & Snow Off Your Car Before Driving

Ice and snow are unavoidable this time of year, making it harder for most drivers to see. Therefore, we ask you to please make sure you get it all off your mirrors, windows, lights, etc., for optimal visibility. Using an ice scraper or snow brush can be a relief when it comes to waiting for your car to melt it off.


If you need help with your Mercedes-Benz vehicle maintenance this winter, please bring your car to the specialists at MBClinic Inc in Denver, CO. We specialize in both A-service and B-service.