Archive for January, 2016

How to Protect Your Car Against Road Salt

Friday, January 29th, 2016
winter road salt

Road salt can do a number on your car. Make sure you’re taking steps to protect your vehicle from long-term damage!

You’ve probably noticed the immense amount of road salt that was spread to protect against the icy roadway conditions caused by Storm Jonas. You may have even spread some salt on the sidewalk yourself. However, not all salt is alike. While it’s possible for you to purchase safer salts that have less harmful chemicals, the salt that is spread on the roadways have corrosive attributes that can be very damaging to your vehicle. Here’s how you can protect your car against damage from road salt. (more…)

Are You Prepared for Winter Storm Jonas?

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Frozen House in Winter Storm

Is your home prepared for winter storm Jonas?

Before the year’s first big snowstorm, it’s a good idea to check the exterior of your home to make sure it’s fully prepared. The last thing you want to worry about is suffering preventable winter storm damages and having to make a homeowners insurance claim. Plus, preparing your home for winter means that you will also be able to keep warmth in and cold out, giving you a toasty, comfortable home when you most need it. Here is Wachter Insurance’s winter preparation checklist. (more…)

9 Times When You Should Contract Your Insurance Agent

Friday, January 15th, 2016
contact insurance agent

Are you buying a new home? Make sure to tell your insurance agent!

Many of us have big plans in store for 2016. This is the time of year when we resolve to join the gym or take on a new hobby. However, there are some particularly big life changes that your insurance agent should be aware of. Sometimes, big life changes can mean that your insurance coverage needs to be updated or changed. Make sure that you take this necessary step! Here are nine life events that you should tell your insurance agent about. (more…)

How Can I Avoid Hitting a Deer?

Friday, January 8th, 2016
How to Avoid Hitting a Deer

Keep an eye out for large deer as you’re driving.

Maryland drivers have a special thing to pay attention to that drivers in other parts of the United States do not: deer. Deer are especially hazardous to drivers, since they tend to stop in front of moving vehicles and they are large enough to do considerable damage. Most deer are active around sunrise and sunset, so if you are driving during these times you must practice extra caution. Wachter Insurance has a few tips for avoiding this expensive and traumatic accident. (more…)

Creative and Safe Ways to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

Friday, January 1st, 2016
dispose christmas tree

Why dump your Christmas tree on the curb when there are so many other creative ways to dispose of your tree?

Roughly 20 to 30 million live Christmas trees are bought by Americans every year. After the holidays, it’s time to dispose of the tree. Many cities have curbside pickup schedules for disposing of Christmas trees. However, if you’d like to get creative with your Christmas tree, there are ways that you can dispose of it that will ensure that it doesn’t just end up in a pile with hundreds of other forgotten trees. (more…)