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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Freezing temperatures, gusts of wind, patches of ice – winter can be a horrible time to be on the road, especially if you’re on vacation and aren’t used to driving in winter conditions. And, it’s an even worse time to get into a car accident.
But, with reduced visibility, slick...
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
It's easy to forget about your tires when it comes to vehicle safety. But with winter weather already in many parts of the country, tires are an important aspect you should keep in mind.
Your tires can be the difference between a safe trip and a disastrous...
Monday, November 9, 2020
Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters.
All are common issues in homes across the country, and they’re not just annoying—they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher bills.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program estimates that homeowners can save 5% to 30% on annual...
Friday, October 9, 2020
Water damage can be disastrous to your home. Imagine discovering that your entire basement is filled with brown water and sewage from a backed-up water main or other pipe. It’s not only disgusting and potentially dangerous, it’s also expensive. On average, most water backup claims cost $5,000-$10,000 to repair.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
It doesn’t take a massive remodel, or a big budget, to make your house feel a little more like home to you. Inside or out, small improvements can make a significant difference — and whether you’re handy or not, you can handle most of them yourself.
Don’t believe it? Just...
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Carrying a minimum amount of auto insurance is required by state laws, so you can’t legally drive without it. Yet while the minimum amount keeps your premiums lower, it can also put you at great risk if you have an accident. And after an accident is not the time to...
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Summer’s here. The sun has come out of hiding, and people have, too.
As crowds swell at the beaches, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and about, whether on foot, bike, or skateboard, or by car, motorcycle, or...
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
From building materials to furnishings, many of the things in your home likely aren’t as flame-resistant as those from yesteryear.
A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting and certification company UL (Underwriters Laboratories).
Larger homes, more open layouts, new construction materials and other...
Saturday, May 9, 2020
No matter how safe you are behind the wheel, you’ve probably done things like:
Guilty? If so, you may not have even realized you were...
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry.
Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many areas of the country, and they help keep things green,...
Monday, March 9, 2020
About 2 million times every year, animals and cars collide on U.S. roadways — often causing serious and even fatal injuries to drivers and passengers, along with about $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
And, these collisions spike in the fall and winter, thanks to...
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too.
But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can handle to make your home safer – whether you’re handy or not. And...
Monday, January 13, 2020
5 Ways to Keep Your Insurance Costs Down
Thursday, January 9, 2020
It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity?
Those answers can differ depending on a number of factors. However, one thing...
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Insurance is an important part of being a homeowner. Not only does it protect you from damages caused by things like fire and vandalism, but it can also protect your personal property or additional structures like garages, and provide liability coverage.
But when is it time to review your coverages?...