Posts Tagged ‘ winter ’

Home Insurance Tips: Preparing Your Home for This Winter, Part 2

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Home Insurance Tips: Preparing Your Home for This Winter, Part 2

Even if the inside of your home is prepared, here are some home insurance tips to make sure the outside is just as ready for the change in seasons.

Winter is still on its way, and it’s not too soon to get ready. Even if the inside of your home is prepared, here are some home insurance tips to make sure the outside is just as ready for the change in seasons. (more…)

Home Insurance Tips: Preparing Your Home for Winter

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Home Insurance Tips: Preparing Your Home for Winter

The risk of a fire in your home goes up during the winter. Fires are one of the biggest reasons why you need home insurance, but you don’t want your premiums going too high, either.

The mornings are dark and frigid, and there’s always frost on your car when you come outside to go to work. That’s a sure sign that winter is on its way. Even though fall is far from over, it’s time to start preparing your home for the next season. Here are some tips on how to do it and protect your home insurance investment. (more…)

Car Insurance Tips: How to Dodge Deer

Friday, December 1st, 2017
Car Insurance Tips: Avoiding Deer

Drive safely to avoid hitting deer this season and you’ll save yourself the headache of higher car insurance premiums!

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone and we’re all safe in our homes, there might be something you don’t think about during all of the frantic holiday travelings: dodging deer. Deer are common sights during the fall, and just before winter arrives, too. Did you know that according to the Insurance Information Institute, over a million accidents involving cars and deer happen every year? Here are some tips for preventing such a collision from happening to you and raising your car insurance rates. (more…)

How to Protect Your Car from Snow and Ice Damage

Friday, March 17th, 2017
snow ice damage

What do you do when you walk outside and see this?

You’re sitting in your kitchen, and you suddenly hear the loud THUD of falling snow. You look outside, and your car is covered in heavy, hard chunks of snow and ice. What do you do now?

Here are a few handy tips for dealing with snow and ice hazards after a snowstorm.

Removing Snow

If your car is buried under a huge pile of snow, you may be tempted to just grab a shovel and start digging. However, shovels–even plastic shovels–can do a lot of damage when used to remove snow off of your car. Instead, make sure that you have snow removal equipment that was made to remove snow from a car safely without scratching the surface. Even your arm works better than a shovel! (more…)

Help Your Car Recover from Winter

Friday, February 19th, 2016
car winter maintenance

You may want to get your tires rotated after this winter.

The snow, ice, and potholes of winter can do a number on your car. If you want to extend the life of your car, try these five easy post-winter maintenance procedures.

Tires

Come March, you’ll want to remove your snow tires and replace them with your regular tires. If you kept your all-season tires on throughout the winter, it’s a good idea to take them to a mechanic to have them rotated. This is because your drive wheels get worn more during the winter than during any other season. Having your tires regularly rotated every 3,000 to 6,000 miles will help to evenly distribute wear and prolong the life of your tires. (more…)

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…)

Prepare Your Car for the Winter

Friday, November 6th, 2015
Winter Car Preparedness

Make sure your car is ready to make it through the winter!

Now is the best time to make sure that your car is prepared for the upcoming winter. Whether we get several feet of fluffy snow or days and days of slush, your car will need to be equipped to handle the winter weather. Driving carefully is a great practice, but it unfortunately won’t help when your car breaks down. So, get your car ready now, while the weather is still nice and temperate!

Get the Equipment

You want to make sure that you don’t end up in a compromising situation in the dead of winter. Stock up now on important tools that you can use to avoid a crisis. You can start by making sure that your car is equipped with a snow scraper for scraping off your windshield when it gets icy. Also keep a shovel and kitty litter or sand in your trunk for when your car gets stuck in the snow. You can shovel away extra snow then lay down the kitty litter or sand to give your tires traction. Finally, make sure you have an emergency kit in your car. This should include flares, jumper cables, a flashlight with batteries, and extra gloves and a blanket. You can even keep some energy bars in your glove box just in case. (more…)