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December 11th, 2018 by McCormick Klessig Insurance

How Cold Weather Affects Tire Pressure

From corrosive road salt to slick roads, winter creates many challenges for drivers. Another one to add to the list: Tire pressure dips caused by lower temperatures. Making sure your tires are properly inflated is an important part of getting the best performance out of your vehicle – especially during the winter months. After all, your tires represent the only point of contact between your... Read Article

Choosing, Transporting and Caring for a Live Christmas Tree

There’s something about the experience of cutting down your family’s own Christmas tree that starts the holiday season. But did you know there’s a lot to know about live trees? From choosing one, to transporting it home and keeping it fresh through the holiday season, there’s something we can all learn. That’s why we’ve called in an expert. Richard Palmer, the third-generation owner of Palmer... Read Article

10 Tips to Host a Holiday Party (Without Stressing Out)

Whether you’re planning a fancy multi-course meal or just a small get-together with friends, it takes time and effort to throw a party. Take a deep breath: You’ve got this! No task is too small… and no guest list is too large. Whatever the size of your shindig, here are 10 tips to help with your holiday gathering. (Want more must-read advice? Don’t miss our... Read Article

What You Need to Know About Snow Tires

Before the first snow falls, you’ll want to freshen up your car emergency kit, check the antifreeze and throw in that bag of kitty litter in case you need a little extra traction. And speaking of traction: How are your tires? If you think your tires aren’t up to the job of winter driving, it’s time to swap them for a set of snow tires.... Read Article

How to Avoid Hitting a Deer

The fall season is beautiful, but it also introduces a few different driving hazards… deer collisions being one of them. From October to December, mating and hunting season make deer go on the move. For drivers, that means you’re more likely to hit one. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, deer-vehicle collisions are the top animal-related claim in the U.S. Before you get too... Read Article