How Your Vehicle Can Affect Your Auto Insurance

Two sedans and an SUV on the showroom floor of an auto dealershipWe’ve all heard that auto insurance rates can fluctuate according to the type of car you drive. Oftentimes, our decision to purchase a vehicle is heavily influenced by the notion that it may increase our monthly payments. While most insurance companies have their own unique formula that determines how much a policyholder should pay, there are common vehicle features that customarily weigh into the cost of insurance. Let’s take a look at how your vehicle can affect your auto insurance and why. [Read more…]

Preparing for Ice and Snow: Before and After the Storm

Close up of snow weighing down the branch of a pine tree.If the recent weather in New England is any indication, we’re in for a snowy winter. While Massachusetts residents are no stranger to heavy snowfall and ice, some underlying challenges and hazards can catch us by surprise. Preparing for ice and snow requires a combination of precautions and post-storm alertness. To lend a helping hand, we’re here to provide tips on handling some of the more dangerous obstacles. [Read more…]

Should You Purchase an Extended Warranty for Your Car?

A closeup of an electronic car key on a desk with a hand holding a pen signing an extended car warranty in the backgroundMost of us have been burned by the costs of hefty auto repairs, many of which aren’t our fault. There’s always the hesitancy of trusting in the reliability of a new car, regardless of the state of the vehicle. If you’ve purchased a car from a dealership, you’re accustomed to the moment the salesperson inevitably pitches you an extended warranty. Despite the price, there’s often a fair amount of consideration that goes into your decision. In this blog, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of an extended warranty for your car to help simplify your decision. [Read more…]

Safety Tips While Driving with Pets

A dog in a cloth carriage restrained in the rear seat of a car using a pet leash, signifying keeping your pet safe while driving.Animal-lovers tend to think of pets as members of the family. Pet owners will often take their dog or cat along with them to the local groomer, pet store, or even on road trips. However, whereas humans can take precautions when driving, such as fastening their seatbelt, it’s much more difficult to impart the same level of safety for our pets. Seeing as animals can often be rambunctious and unpredictable, it’s best to become aware of some safety tips while driving with pets. [Read more…]

Preventing Rodents from Damaging Your Vehicle

A woodchuck peeking out from underneath a car in a parking lotNo matter the model, rodents can always find a way into your car. When pests take up residence in your automobile, it can lead to expensive and sometimes dangerous electrical or engine failures. The risk of auto damage caused by rodents is even higher now that a large percentage of the population is still quarantining and working from home. To avoid harm to your wallet and yourself, it’s beneficial to learn these tips on preventing rodents from damaging your vehicle. [Read more…]

Does Your Nonprofit Organization Need Coverage for Volunteers?

A male volunteer in a medical mask delivering a box of vegetables to someone's front doorstepDespite the charitable nature of nonprofit organizations, there are some essential guidelines they must follow to prevent risks to themselves. Although they have different goals than traditional businesses, volunteer-driven nonprofits need to protect their team, and while nonprofits operate differently than a traditional business, they share some of the same risks and liabilities. Let’s dive into what types of coverage for volunteers nonprofit organizations require. [Read more…]