Winterizing Your Vehicle

The crisp days of November have made it and we’ve already seen a bit of snow driving through the Front Range. We’re well on our way to a cold winter, if the patterns we’ve seen hold. Colorado residents are used to seeing snow, but there are hazards we should remember as the season approaches each year.


1. Do you have an emergency kit in the trunk?

We all love to take off for the mountains every weekend:  you can hit the slopes, explore the landscape on some snowshoes, wor whatever it may be that gets you out there, the last thing you want is to be caught in the mountains with car trouble or an accident. Make sure your emergency kit includes:

  • water
  • flashlights
  • flares
  • back up batteries for your vehicles and a power source for your phone or GPS
  • preservable food  supply
  • blankets
  • heat sources: hand warmers, fire starter, etc.
  • shovel

Having a kit in your car will keep you safe should you run into the unforeseeable.


2. Sand Bags

If you’ve got a lightweight vehicle adding sandbags can give you some traction on those slick roads; not to mention, give you the footing you need to get out of a slippery spot.


3. Check your car battery life. 

Your car battery may be up for a replacement. Get it tested and know just how much longer it will last. Cold mornings are hard on the battery and starter. If you tend not to drive too much, start your vehicle every few days and let it run so the battery has time to charge.


Get your vehicle tested now and avoid having to deal with it  in five feet of snow. There’s nothing worse than having to deal with vehicle fixes and do it in -2 degrees. If you’ve got fleet vehicles in Fort Collins, now’s the time to get your staff ready to go. Give them a checklist and make sure every vehicle is  inspected. Oh, and throw a scraper in the back seat, you’re going to need it from here out.



Colorado Flooding Rebuild: Lease Fort Collins Fleet Vehicles to Get The Job Done

Somehow, the State of Colorado has been hit with disaster after another disaster this year. Despite what has hit us, we are able to spring into action and help one another out. Colorado is built on community, on helping, and on staying strong for one another. The rebuilding of our infrastructure is next on the docket, and with the release of both federal and state funds to support it, the need for temporary fleet vehicles and equipment is in high demand.


The positive that has come out of this tragedy is the number of jobs it will create. Colorado’s highways have to be rebuilt, and they’re set to do so in a short amount of time. Contractors are going to need to beef up their staff and supplies, but we know that it is only for a short amount of time.  When we see this type of influx in need for equipment, we have to look outside of the box and consider different options for supplying equipment and staff.


Additionally, you probably want to find someone nearby, who can make the transition easier and supply vehicles right where you need them. Fleet leasing in Fort Collins is a great place to start: the connection Fort Collins has to not only the Front Range, but the entire affected area is huge. Fort Collins managed to hide out from the brunt of the damage and can easily get supplies and vehicles moved to where you need to go.


Nonscoring these projects requires knowledge of the area and  the different needs that will arise. Fleet leasing Fort Collins vehicles will not only give you an edge, but allow the job to get done on time and get our lives moving back to normal.