Warm Up Your Car for Winter

Car care tips to keep your vehicle running smoothly through winter and beyond!

Heading out in a poorly maintained car in winter is a bad mistake to make. The winter weather brings cooler temperatures, deadly ice, and puts a huge strain on your vehicle. Regular maintenance is always advised, but pre-winter preparation is vital for your vehicle!

Use these tips to keep your ride running:

  • Get the engine evaluated for any drivability problems
  • Replace dirty filters such as air, fuel, and PVC
  • As the subzero temperatures approach, add a bottle of fuel deicer to your tank once a month
  • Change your oil and oil filter as specified
  • Check that the heater and defroster are in good working condition
  • Replace old wiper blades for best visibility
  • Have your battery checked by a professional
  • Inspect all lights and bulbs
  • Examine tires for wear, uneven tread, and any damage. Also check the tire pressure is at the recommended psi.
  • Ensure that your spare tire and jack are in good condition.
  • Check your brakes.
  • Always carry an emergency kit with you!

In addition, review your car insurance so that you maintain the correct coverage for your car. Don’t be left in the cold this winter! Contact Miller Insurance Associates, located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, for the auto insurance that will keep you protected for every turn in the road.

It’s Almost Fire Prevention Week!

It's Almost Fire Prevention Week!Observe Fire Prevention Week by checking your smoke alarms.

For over two decades, the National Fire Protection Association has commemorated Fire Prevention Week in an effort to reduce the number of preventable fire deaths that occur each year. This year, this important week falls from October 4th to October 10th.

This year, the theme is, “Hear the beep where you sleep.” The ultimate goal is to make sure that every room of your home is near enough to a smoke alarm that it would wake people in a deep sleep.

Almost half of home fire deaths happen between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. If we can work together to make sure every home has enough working smoke alarms, we can help significantly reduce that statistic. If you have a working smoke alarm in your home where you can hear it, you slash your risk of dying in a reported fire in half!

During this week, check your smoke alarms and make sure they can be heard in every room of your house.

After you and your family get to safety, you shouldn’t have to worry about the damage a fire will do to your home. The good news is you won’t have to with the right Carlisle, PA homeowners insurance policy! For more information, contact Miller Insurance Associates.