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Tips to Protect Your Car From Road Salt

Salt that is spread on winter roads does more than eat away at ice — it eats at your vehicle too. Road salt works by lowering the freezing point of water. With the right concentration, road crews can drop the freezing point to less than zero degrees Fahrenheit. Unfortunately, all that salt is corrosive to vehicles. Although most read more

Did You Put a Car in Storage for The Winter?

If you have or are planning to put a car in storage for the winter, what changes should you make to your insurance? It’s no longer necessary to have liability coverage on the vehicle. You’re not driving the car while it’s stored, so there is no chance you’ll get into an accident. Comprehensive coverage, however, read more

Pre-Season Tips for Boat or RV

Summer is fast approaching and it’s time to take your toys out of their winter storage areas. Check out this list with tips for a successful pre-season preparing your boat and/or RV for the summer. Remove covers and inspect the entire vehicle to ensure everything is in good working order. Take your boat to a read more

You Need Your Car Battery, So Treat It Well

In frigid temperatures, your safety and the safety of your family could depend on your car’s battery. Maintaining your battery takes just a few minutes once a year, but can provide you with peace of mind all year long. Below are several tips to ensure your battery’s health. First, what kind of battery do you have? The “maintenance-free” kind requires that you clean the read more

Holiday Party Hosts Could Be Liable if a Guest Drinks Too Much

Who is liable if a holiday guest gets food poisoning or drives home drunk? As millions of Americans host and attend holiday parties, many may be unaware of the risks they may be taking. Party hosts need to understand their responsibilities when inviting people into their homes and serving food and drinks. If you’re hosting read more

Winter Driving Tips

Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. Winter Driving Tips: Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks. Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, read more

Winter Weather Preparation

Winterizing your home can help save you plenty of headaches in the spring.  You still have time! Here’s a list to get you started: Maintain Gutters Remove leaves, acorns, sticks and other debris from gutters so melting snow and ice can flow freely. You may also consider installing gutter guards. Available in most hardware and read more

Space Heater Safety

To save money in the winter, it’s tempting to use a space heater to heat a room rather than to heat the entire house. But it’s important to be cautious with this option. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 residential fires every year are associated with the use of room read more

Kids Love Halloween: Help Keep Them Safe

Remember getting all dressed up in your costume to go trick-or-treating?  To keep it fun, everyone needs to stay safe.  Here are some tips to help make sure your kids have a safe and happy Halloween: When your child goes trick-or-treating, send a responsible adult or older teenager along. Walk on the sidewalks, not in read more

Fall Maintenance Tips

Prepare your home for cooler days ahead. Fall foliage is beautiful, but not when it builds up in your gutters! Take these tips into account during the cool autumn months ahead. Have your furnace cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified technician. Keep flammable materials, including all lawn and power equipment, away from water heaters read more