Winter driving can be a real challenge, especially if you live somewhere like Colorado. With the right aftermarket parts though, you can make your vehicle more capable and better prepared for winter. Let’s take a look at some of the best winter auto accessories and aftermarket parts you can add to your car to make driving in the winter a little less painful.
A wintertime staple your car can’t do without. Regular tires aren’t designed for winter conditions, and can quickly lose their grip on icy and snowy roads. Putting some winter tires on your car can make handling much smoother and more reliable, and a lot less likely to result in a wreck. These tires are specifically designed to provide the best traction and braking ability in cold and snowy conditions, and are made of a specialized rubber that remains flexible even in freezing temperatures, which is what allows them to have that good traction.
Aftermarket seat heaters are essential for people who live in a climate that often gets cold, a lot like this one. Seat warmers can warm you up much faster than your car’s climate controls can alone, making those below-zero drives much more tolerable in a much shorter amount of time. They can be installed into your current seats seamlessly, as if they aren’t even there at all. Choose from seat warmers installed in a single seat, or every seat in your vehicle.
The worst thing when you are starting a cold morning commute is a cold car, remote vehicle starting capabilities allow you to warm up your car safely, while it is still locked in your driveway. Remember, if your car does not come with remote start capabilities we can help by installing an aftermarket remote vehicle start system.
These wiper blades are designed to more effectively knock snow and ice off your windshield, which makes driving in stormy conditions much safer and easier. They’re made of the same rubber that helps make winter tires so flexible and cold-proof, so they’re built to last anything winter can throw at them.
If you’re driving a lot of people around these days, don’t let your vehicle’s floors just soak up all the abuse from the snow, slush and mud from the bottom of peoples’ shoes. Winter mats are designed to trap snow and slush, which can help keep your vehicle’s interior clean, and keep it lasting longer. They are also made of a durable plastic or rubber-like material that can withstand the wear and tear of winter weather.
Let’s face it, if you’re a dedicated skier or snowboarder, you’ve already got some of these. But for those who don’t, there’s practically no other or better way to get your gear up a mountain. Use roof racks for snow-based gear in the winter, then use it for hiking gear, kayaks, etc. in the summer.