Fall is a great time to enjoy your home and all of the festivities in the area with your family and friends. Even with all the excitement that the season brings, it is important to take care of your home to make sure it stays in great shape and to ensure you are more prepared for winter. Use these tips from Strack Insurance Services serving Arlington, TX.
- Clean out your gutters. No one likes to do this chore but if you want your gutters to function the way they were intended to, then you need to clean them out after all of the leaves have fallen in your area. While you are up there, you may even want to take a look at the roof to make sure it looks to be in great condition.
- Winterize your pipes. If fall is here then winter is not far behind it. It is a good idea to winterize your outdoor pipes during fall because you want to have it done before the first big freeze of the season. If you have an irrigation system, these need to be done as well as any other pipes that are exposed to the outdoors.
- Make sure you have a great insurance policy. Home insurance is probably one of the best things you could have for your home as protection. It is always a good idea to have a home insurance policy in place no matter the season. Take a look at yours to see if there are any gaps.
If you need to take a look at your current home insurance policy our would like a quote for a new policy, be sure to contact Strack Insurance Services serving Arlington, TX. They will be happy to help you with any of these needs.
When it comes to snow, ice, water and everything wet on the road, one thing matters the most (and it’s not the power of the car engine) – traction. If a vehicle driver has no ability to achieve grip on the road, bad things happen very quickly in the car or truck being driven, especially at speed. However, in many conditions, it simply isn’t practical to be using snow chains. Obviously, when it’s not snowing, chains are pretty much useless. And regular car tires with a bit of wear often end up sliding far too easily, and much more if they hit black ice in a curve. This is why winter tires are so important; they provide the middle point between a regular tire and a fully-chained vehicle. With winter tires a driver has the flexibility and movement of a regular car tire but far greater traction that digs into the road, funnels water out with deeper groves and proves a greater contact point to propel the car with. And they can go at regular speeds, which is pretty much impossible with chained tires, even with snow cables.
Of course, the added benefit of winter tires is that they help prevent the situations that often lead to car accidents and vehicle damage during wet and ice conditions. And that means lower insurance costs for a driver and safe transport from point A to point B, even if Jack Frost is throwing his worst rain or snow along the way. For those in the Arlington, TX region, Strack Insurance Services can help with suggestions and local service references that provide winter tires and can handle the installation for them. Don’t take unnecessary risks during the winter; get the right tires for the season and drive safe. Agents at Strack Insurance Services have repeatedly handled winter car accidents and know from experience the benefits of winter tires for their clients.