How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

Person washing their car, scrubbing wheels at a car wash station.Most car owners would agree their vehicle is a significant investment that they want to protect. In this same vein, we spend a lot of money maintaining them—from regular oil changes and tire rotations to new brake pads and other repairs. But have you considered that keeping your car clean inside and out is also a factor of proper car maintenance? Let’s examine why it’s important to wash your car on a regular basis and how often you should be doing so in order to get the most mileage (both figuratively and literally!) out of your set of wheels.  [Read more…]

Prevent Salt Damage to Your Car

Prevent Salt Damage to Your Car - TJ Woods Insurance - Worcester, MADuring the winter our streets are covered in those nasty coats of salt and sand. While it’s no fun and certainly not pretty, it does beat roads covered in ice and snow. However, this doesn’t make the salt any less damaging to your car. A salt and sand mixture is often used because salt lowers water’s freezing point, melting ice already formed even if the air temperature remains below freezing. The application of sand helps by keeping the salt in place and adding some traction to slick or slushy roads.

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