Adequate tires are critically important to navigating the I-70 mountain Corridor! Check your tread with the simple quarter test: Insert a quarter into the tire tread upside down, with Washington's head going in first; if the top of George's head is covered by the tread, your tires are OK. (Do this test in multiple points around each tire.) If the top of his head is visible at any point, you need new tires.
Make sure you are in compliance with recent changes to Colorado's Traction Law; failure to comply could result in hefty penalties. Law language can be found on CDOT's webpage and on our recent informational post.
The AutoSock is an easy-to-install traction device that meets the requirements of the Colorado Chain Law. Click here to find out where to find them!
Ask the rental car company if the car’s tires meet the Colorado Traction Law. Better yet, perform the quarter test yourself. If you get a ticket for a violation, you are responsible for paying it, not the rental car company!