What Are the Driving and Insurance Benefits of Snow Tires?

Snow tires being driven on a snow-covered road in the woods.It’s reasonable to be nervous about driving in New England in the winter. The snow, slush, and ice generate remarkably unsafe driving conditions, but for most populations living in the northern United States, life doesn’t halt for the snow. If you’re looking to get a better grip on the road for your commute this winter, perhaps you’re considering snow tires as an option. While New England drivers typically purchase all-season tires for their cars, with heavy snowfall always a factor in winter, perhaps it is time to consider the benefits of snow tires. [Read more…]

Preparing for Ice and Snow: Before and After the Storm

Close up of snow weighing down the branch of a pine tree.If the recent weather in New England is any indication, we’re in for a snowy winter. While Massachusetts residents are no stranger to heavy snowfall and ice, some underlying challenges and hazards can catch us by surprise. Preparing for ice and snow requires a combination of precautions and post-storm alertness. To lend a helping hand, we’re here to provide tips on handling some of the more dangerous obstacles. [Read more…]

How Road Salt Damages Your Car

How Road Salt Damages Your CarIn the midst of another New England winter, drivers should actively be protecting their car from road salt to avoid rust and corrosion. With sub-zero temperatures and another snow storm brewing, more salt will be accumulating on roadways. Salt that remains on your car for a long period of time can cause severe damage and eventually a lost in your investment. It may not be possible to completely avoid the corrosive effects of road salt, but with a little extra maintenance, you can help prevent rust much longer. [Read more…]

Winter Driving Guide: How to Avoid Accidents

Waking up to a thick white blanket of snow covering everything in sight can be one of the many joys of the season. That is, until you have to drive in it. According to the American Journal of Public Health, there are 1.5 million annual car crashes associated with poor driving conditions caused by weather. These dangerous driving conditions have lead to an estimated 7,000 people killed each year and 800,000 more injured. [Read more…]