Archive For The “Personal Lines” Category

Auto Insights: Is it Time to Replace Your Car Tires?

By | April 25, 2014

Your car’s tire performance is essential to both its safety and its efficiency. Tires eventually lose traction and braking ability, and should be replaced when necessary. When your tires are in tip-top shape, they ensure that you stay safe behind the wheel. Do Your Tires Need Replacing? Here’s how to determine if you need to […]

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Auto Insights: The ABCs of Air Bag Safety

By | April 25, 2014

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an airbag propels out of a dashboard at 200 miles per hour – faster than the blink of an eye. Though they are designed to absorb the impact of a crash for adult motor vehicle passengers and drivers, children can suffer major injuries from an air […]

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Home Matters: Swimming Pool Liability Precautions

By | March 10, 2014

Fun in the sun is even better when you have a swimming pool in your backyard to stay cool on hot, summer days. Despite all the entertainment that a swimming pool offers, there are also homeowner liabilities. To help you minimize your risk, we’ve gathered some safety tips to keep you in the know as […]

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Home Matters: Smoke Detector Maintenance

By | March 10, 2014

Smoke detectors are one of the most important safety devices you can install in your home to protect your personal belongings and your family. The good news is, they are inexpensive, too. Once you’ve installed smoke detectors, it is absolutely necessary to test them regularly to ensure that they will sound during a fire. After […]

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Auto Insights: Beware of Deer on the Road!

By | March 10, 2014

Staying safe on the road can be a challenge, especially when it involves an unexpected deer or other animal jumping across the road. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly one-quarter of all animal and vehicle crashes result in some form of bodily injury or vehicle damage. Whether you’re driving in the […]

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Auto Insights: Know How to React After a Vehicle Crash

By | March 10, 2014

Auto Accident Reaction Tips Get out of your vehicle and provide assistance to anyone who is injured. Call the police or highway patrol immediately.  They can then contact emergency personnel for you, if needed. Take photographs of your damaged vehicle and the scene. Note the date and time that the images were taken. Protect the […]

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Home Matters: Take Time for Chimney Maintenance

By | February 27, 2014

Lighting a fire on a cold, winter night is a wonderful way to stay warm and toasty. In spite of the ambiance and relaxation that a fireplace provides, there are also inherent fire dangers. To combat the risk of fire or inhalation of dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) gas, it is important for you to make […]

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Home Matters: When a Guest Causes Damage

By | February 27, 2014

Part of the benefit of being a homeowner is having an intimate space to entertain friends, family and other guests. But what happens when something goes wrong and a guest breaks a window, knocks over your new flat screen TV or damages something else around your home? While in a perfect world the guest would […]

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Home Matters: Save the Planet and Some Money, Too!

By | February 27, 2014

Using renewable energy sources is a wonderful way to preserve Mother Nature and do wonders for your pocket book. There are two types of alternate energy sources that are particularly popular ways to conserve: wind generators and solar power. Learn more about how they can benefit you and help save Mother Nature, too.   Solar […]

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Auto Insights: Defensive Driving Tips

By | February 27, 2014

Using proper defensive driving techniques will keep you and your family safe on the road as you travel. One of the main components of being a good defensive driver is to know how to use your outside mirrors to detect what other motorists are doing around you. Here’s how to adjust and use them properly […]

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