Why You Shouldn’t Neglect a Vehicle Recall

We likA mechanic in a manufacturers auto body shop inspecting a car's engine due to a vehicle recalle to think that the vehicle we drive is safe and reliable, but malfunctioning parts are far more common than we think. Even when we receive a vehicle recall notice in the mail, it can be easy to ignore the problem, as fixing it can be a considerable inconvenience. However, it’s essential to recognize how important these recalls are, as even the smallest malfunction can lead to life-threatening situations. Not only can ignoring recalls be a threat to your safety, but they can affect your insurance and result in legal ramifications. It’s time to understand how neglecting a vehicle recall can hurt you. [Read more…]

Rental Reimbursement Coverage: Covering Your Rental Car

A man offering a pair of rental car keys with a white sedan in the backgroundAutomobiles have become an essential part of many of our lives. We use them to commute to work, drop the kids off at soccer practice, and run errands. So when your vehicle is held up in the repair shop after an accident, it can quickly derail your schedule. In these cases, a rental car may be your only option. However, renting a car for several days – especially given the price hike from the pandemic – can quickly add up. This is where rental reimbursement coverage comes in handy. Let’s review this helpful addition to your policy and when it will help you out when in need. [Read more…]

Avoiding Incidents and Accidents Caused by Road Rage

A man pressing his hand on the car horn of a steering wheel, meant to represent road rage.It can be irritating to be running late for an appointment and encounter a traffic jam. This mounting frustration is not only distracting and stressful, but it can also lead to aggressive, unsafe driving. It can be equally stressful to be on the receiving end of road rage should you mistakenly cut someone off or simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Since angry drivers contribute nothing but increased risks while driving, it’s important to learn how to avoid incidents and accidents caused by road rage. [Read more…]

Tips for Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

A young woman on a motocycle pulled over on to the side of the road wearing leather protective gear and a helmet.Spring is upon us, and you’ve likely already seen a few motorcycle enthusiasts taking to the road. People presume to know how to conduct themselves when driving around motorcycles, but the bumper stickers and billboards aren’t enough to prevent motorcycle and automobile collisions from occurring each day. As motorcycles are a high-risk category of vehicles, it takes awareness from all parties to keep everyone safe. To help promote safe driving, here are our tips for sharing the road with motorcycles. [Read more…]

Avoiding Car Accidents Through Situational Awareness

A man in a car adjusting his rear view mirror to enhance his situational awareness while drivingSituational awareness is a term that is thrown around a lot, but many people often don’t understand the true complexity of this safe-driving habit. The power of observation while driving takes practice. As your sensory perception builds over time, you’ll be able to pick up on anomalies in the environment that could lead to danger. Since this habit relies on a combination of personal experiences and your alertness, it may be difficult to imagine honing this skill. In this blog, we will provide some tips on learning to avoid car accidents through situational awareness. [Read more…]

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…]