Driving in Summer Heat: How to Stay Cool on the Roads

Summer driving tips to stay cool this season.   The sun is shining and summer is here! There’s nothing ahead but miles and miles of enjoyment. Even though you may love being behind the wheel on a nice warm day, trouble can occur when the temperatures increase. To help keep you on the go, check out these tips to handle the heat of the season while behind the wheel. Before you hit the road when it’s hot outside: Check your cooling system (or have a professional do it). Make sure you have … [Read more...]

Does My Auto Insurance Cover a Rental?

Determine whether you need additional coverage when renting a vehicle.  You’re renting a car for the week on vacation and you’ve managed to secure a great deal on a vehicle. When you’re at the desk getting the keys, the attendant asks if you would like to purchase auto insurance coverage. Suddenly, you don’t know what to do. Here is your chance to be prepared at the rental car counter so that you can be on your way faster. I have car insurance. Do I need to buy their coverage, too? This … [Read more...]

Why You Should Consider Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Reasons why you should consider uninsured motorist insurance.   Is there anything worse than being injured in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence, resulting in a mountain of medical bills, vehicle repair expenses, and time away from work? What if the at-fault driver does have any or enough, or even worse, no insurance to cover these costs? Although it seems like an extreme and unlikely scenario, it’s much more common than you think. As recently as 2015, more than 1 in 8 drivers … [Read more...]

How You Accidentally Void Your Car Insurance

Missteps that can invalidate your auto insurance coverage.   Besides being a state requirement, having car insurance can help you to stay protected in case a driving accident happens. Being a safe, responsible driver is critical to stay safe on the road. However, there are common habits, errors, and simple mistakes that can invalidate your auto insurance. Not letting your auto insurer know about car modifications If you’re an auto enthusiast, car modifications are part of your passion. … [Read more...]

Roadside Assistance: Do You Really Need It?

Do you need roadside assistance coverage?  Have you ever been stranded on the side of the road because your car stopped working or you ran out of gas? Many of us have been in this unfortunate situation that halts our plans for the day. If you had roadside assistance, however, it would eliminate some of the stress associated with a breakdown. Your auto insurer may even offer you roadside assistance for a small fee each month – but is it worth it and do you really need it? Roadside assistance … [Read more...]

Ways to Keep Your High-Mileage Vehicle Running Smoothly

High-mileage car maintenance recommendations. More and more motorists are getting the most out of their car-buying dollar by keeping it running for longer. The average age of cars on the roads today is 11.4 years, meaning that drivers are holding onto their vehicles for over a decade before renewing it. Not only are the vehicles lasting longer, but they’re also racking up more miles. If you have a high-mileage vehicle, check out these tips to help keep it running smoothly. Follow the advice … [Read more...]

The Perils of Your Teen Taking Your Car to School

Is your child taking the car to school? Here’s what you should know. Your growing child may be all too excited about the possibility of driving. As a parent, it can be a scary time when your child becomes old enough to drive. Even though you teach them good habits, set the right example, and enroll them in great driving classes, there’s no assurance that they’ll always be a perfect driver. If your child is eager to take the family car to school, be aware of these common perils. Distracted … [Read more...]

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