Here are four things I learned the hard way when I was a Colorado newbie:
- Car registration is expensive: Car registration is 2.1 percent of the taxable value of the car (85 percent of the sticker price) the first year of service. In other words, if you get a 2020 car you will pay 2.1 percent of 85 percent of the sticker price of that vehicle. Not something you want to be surprised about at the DMV.
- Blow out your sprinkler system in the fall and unscrew hoses: Trust me you do not want to learn this the hard way with pipes bursting and water everywhere .
- Get snow tires: All-weather tires are okay but snow tires change the game. Also, if you are driving on mountain roads make sure to always have chains or auto-socks in your car – you might get ticketed if you don’t.
- It hails: Hail is common in the summer months here on the Front Range of Colorado, so make sure to park your car in the garage.
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