Winter weather

Pothole Vehicle Damage

The severe winter weather we have experienced this season has left a staggering number of potholes on the roadway. You might recall our previous article in regards to avoiding pothole damages while driving. However, if you were unable to avoid those pesky potholes your car may be left damaged. Pothole damages can quickly add up leaving some drivers with repairs up to a thousand dollars or more. Learn how pothole damages can affect your vehicle and how to properly go about getting them repaired in this articleIs Your Vehicle Damaged Due to a Pothole? For a free  Pennsylvania Auto Insurance quote  contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance agent today, www.kimberleyvassal.com.

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End of Winter Survival Guide

winter sunMother Nature can be unpredictable. That being said, winter still has plenty of time to wreak havoc on our area. With the current winter storm behind us, I wanted to share some important links that will help ensure safety as you begin to clean up and prepare for the remaining winter season:

  • Snow Shoveling Safety Tips: While shoveling snow can be good exercise, it can also be dangerous for shovelers who take on more than they can handle, learn how to avoid injury while shoveling snow.
  • Avoid Pothole Damages while Driving: The winter weather is inevitably causing problems on the roadways, leaving a number of dangerous potholes. Learn how to avoid pothole damages on the roadway.

While the dangers involved with winter weather tend to be unpredictable, it is always better to be prepared in order to ensure safety. On top of reading the articles above, having the proper Pennsylvania insurance coverage is vital to better ensure the protection of you and your family in the event winter storm dangers and damages. For more information contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance agent, 800.511.9377. Lets hope Spring comes sooner then later!

Avoid Potholes on the Roadway

The winter weather is inevitably causing problems on the roadways across the area. Not only do you have to worry about slipping and sliding but the weather conditions have caused the roads to deteriorate, leaving a number of dangerous potholes. If you have the misfortune of hitting a dreaded pothole in the road it can cause severe damage to your cars suspension and steering components, as well as the tires and rims. Here is a link to some important safety tips to keep you and your car safe while out on the roadways, read the full article here or visit http://www.kimberleyvassal.com.

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Don’t Let Winter Weather Affect You

With the chance of another wintery snow storm expected to affect the region later this week (Wednesday into Thursday), I wanted to share a few important links that will help keep you and your family safe during the remaining winter months.

Brushing up on safety tips and tricks can help keep you and your family safe. However, accidents do happen. Even the most careful and safe individuals cannot always avoid an accident. That is why having the proper insurance coverage is so important. At Kimberley Vassal Insurance Services, we are happy to review your insurance policy and answer any questions you may have. To speak with one of our specialized agents about a free Pennsylvania insurance quote contact our agency today, 800.511.9377.

 

Tips and Techniques: Driving in Snow and Ice

Winter is approaching us. Therefore, Kimberley Vassal Insurance would like to remind you of some helpful tips and techniques for driving in winter weather. The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all. If you are unable to avoid driving, here are some helpful Tips and Techniques to take into consideration. Don’t go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination. Below are some more helpful tips and techniques for driving in winter weather. For more information contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance Agent today at www.kimberleyvassal.com

Driving safely on icy roads

  1. Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.
  2. Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake.
  3. Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.
  4. Keep your lights and windshield clean.
  5. Use low gears to keep traction, especially on hills.
  6. Don’t use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads.
  7. Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads, which will freeze first. Even at temperatures above freezing, if the conditions are wet, you might encounter ice in shady areas or on exposed roadways like bridges.
  8. Don’t pass snow plows and sanding trucks. The drivers have limited visibility, and you’re likely to find the road in front of them worse than the road behind.
  9. Don’t assume your vehicle can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel and front-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads.