How to Drive on Icy Roads

With the harsh weather in full effect, it’s important that you brush up on your driving knowledge. Driving on ice is a notoriously dangerous activity. While, it is best to avoid driving in inclement weather, that may not always be possible. When driving in icy conditions, it’s important to stay vigilant! Here are some quick tips to help you stay...Read More

Ice Dam Prevention

Though icicles may be pretty to look at, they are byproduct of ice dams.  An ice dam is a buildup of ice on the edge of a roof or an eve.  These buildups are dangerous and destructive.  They can pull off gutters, loosen shingles, and even cause water leaks.  The more snow that builds up, the more likely ice dams...Read More

Tips for Winterizing & Insuring Your Boat

As the leaves begin to change, I think it’s safe to say you are heading towards your last cruise on your boat if you live in Connecticut.  Even with the nice weather we have been having, it’s time to think about getting prepared for the cold weather ahead, and to start winterizing your boat.  By properly storing your boat in...Read More

Is Your Car Winterized?

I think it’s safe to say winter has arrived and it is now coming in full force. Anyone else make the trek out to their driveway this morning to start their car? Aside from blasting the heat so that we don’t get frostbite on the way to work, there are some other things you should do for your car in...Read More

New Jersey Car Insurance Winter

I think it’s safe to say winter has arrived and it is now coming in full force. Anyone else make the trek out to their driveway this morning to start their car? Aside from blasting the heat so that we don’t get frostbite on the way to work, there are some other things you should do for your car in the winter. The same way many of us get sick or worn out with the chilly temperatures of the winter, it can also take a toll on your car. There are certain things you should keep in your car to be prepared and other things you should treat your car to in preparation of what it may encounter in the winter.

Here are some ways to winterize your car:

  • Keep an emergency kit in your car with things like some extra engine oil, washer fluid, and coolant. It’s also a good idea to have a flashlight and some flares.
  • Make sure your 4-Wheel drive works. It’s great to have 4-wheel drive, but it’s better if it’s working
    properly.
  • Check your car’s belts and hoses. Cold temperatures can weaken your belts and hoses so even if it isn’t time for a tune-up it might be a good idea to have a mechanic look under your hood this
    winter.
  • Replace windshield wipers and wiper fluid. Would anything be worse than driving, a storm starts and then you realize your wipers don’t work?
  • Double check your defrosting and heating units.
  • Keep your fuel tank full. The damage you inflict on your car on a near-empty tank in the winter is even worse than other times of the year. The cost of repairs for the damage also isn’t cheap!
  • Have the right amount of antifreeze.
  • Check the oil and oil viscosity.
  • Check your battery.
  • Check the tire pressure and consider snow tires. Your tires undergo a lot of wear and tear and if too worn out could put you in a bad place with the snow and ice on the roads.

Follow these tips for winterizing and you should be in pretty good shape on the road. Unfortunately, you can never predict the elements, especially in New England. This is why it’s important; no matter how prepared you are for winter, to have great New Jersey Auto Insurance. Anyone who drives will tell you that you cannot control the way others drive on the road in the winter. You also cannot control the weather that occurs, whether it is snow, ice, and even black ice. The best thing you can do is to make sure you have the coverage you need with your New Jersey car insurance policy. Call your agent today and find out about your coverage this winter!

-->