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    How to Drive in Snowy Weather: Five Tips for a Safer Commute

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Oct 24, 2017 4:30:00 AM


    Driving on our nation's highways is challenging enough during the springtime, summer, and fall, but when winter arrives, the dangers of the road increase dramatically. Learning how to handle the snow and ice is crucial when you need to commute on a daily basis, so it is important to follow winter driving tips, such as the five given below, to best understand how to drive in snowy weather, and minimize the risks of your winter drive.

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    Topics: Winter, Winter Driving, Winter Car

    Are You and Your Family Prepared for Winter Storm Season? Six Questions to Ask Yourself

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Dec 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

    AccuWeather is predicting above-average snowfall for the East Coast this winter, and a long winter for the entire U.S. What this means is: if you haven’t already done so, now is the time to get ready for winter storms (especially if you live in an area where storms like these are a possibility).

    If you want to make sure your home, car and family are prepared for winter, there are six important questions you need to ask yourself:

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    Topics: Home Maintenance, Winter Car, Winter Safety

    Winter Readiness Checklist

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Dec 12, 2016 9:26:00 AM

    Preparing for the arrival of harsh winter weather is more than a matter of convenience: it’s critical to protecting your safety and health. Serious injuries are all too common in the winter, from slipping on icy walkways, to hypothermia or frostbite, or even having a heart attack or stroke while shoveling snow. And being without electricity, running water, food, or communication during a major snowstorm can be extremely dangerous, to say the least.

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    Topics: Winter, Winter Car, Winter Safety

    The Average Cost of Hail Damage Repair

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Sep 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

    Many homeowners are prone to ask, "What does it cost, on average, to repair the damage done by a hail storm?" The question is important, and hail damage repairs can often cost thousands of dollars, depending on the size of the hail, the impact angle and force, and the duration of the storm.

    The truth is, however, that hail damage varies widely in total cost and falls into three major categories: roof damage, pavement damage, and vehicle damage. Siding, fences, and decking can also potentially suffer harm from hail impacts, but we should focus here on "the big three" that we have identified.

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    Topics: Driveway, Winter Car, Roof, Hail

    Winter Drive Survival Kit: 5 Things to Keep in Your Car This Season

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Dec 23, 2015 4:30:00 AM

    Winterizing your home in case of an emergency snow-in is one major task you should attend to before winter, but you must also consider the possibility of being stranded inside your vehicle during a snowstorm. Assembling a "winter survival kit" for your car is one of the best ways to prepare, and there are many items you would do well to include. Here are our tips for the 5 most important things to include in your survival kit: 

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    Topics: Winter Driving, Winter Car, Winter Safety

    10 Must-Do Steps To Make Your Car Winter-Ready

    Posted by Ryan Williams on Jul 23, 2015 4:30:00 AM

    If you live in an area that experiences cold temperatures, sleet, and snow during the winter, there are certain steps you should take to prepare your car and yourself for inclement weather. You should also be prepared if you're traveling from a warmer region to a cooler region for road trips or during  the holiday season. So, locate your owner's manual, put on some work clothes, and use these tips from the pros for getting your car winter-ready.

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    Topics: Winter, Winter Driving, Winter Car

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