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When Jacqueline L. left an unopened bottle of wine in her car overnight a couple years ago, it never occurred to her that it would be a problem. So when the Los Angeles resident returned to her car the next afternoon, she was shocked at what she found: Extreme heat had forced out the cork, and wine had spilled out all over. “My back seat smelled like wine for a week,” she says. ]]>
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:22:09 +0000 0
Does My Auto Insurance Cover Rental Cars?

When it comes time to rent a car, here are two common questions that customers often ask us: • Do I need to buy the insurance offered by rental car companies? • If I am in a car accident and need to rent a car, am I covered? Let’s find out the answers.]]>
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 22:12:53 +0000 0
Who's Liable If a Ball Hits Your Car?

A car can get damaged hundreds of different ways. A golf ball, baseball, soccer ball, and others can all cause damage to a vehicle if it makes contact with enough speed. It is not uncommon for a car to get damaged by a ball at a sporting event or in the neighborhood pickup game.]]>
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:40:11 +0000 0
Stop Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 3,450 lives in 2016 alone. NHTSA leads the national effort to save lives by preventing this dangerous behavior. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America’s roads safe.]]>
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 20:20:11 +0000 0
Understanding Water Damage Claims and Your Insurance Policy

After a long, cold winter, many of us yearn for the transition to spring. More daylight, chirping birds, increased outdoor activity, and the start of Major League Baseball are all signs that we’re getting closer to warmer days.]]>
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 19:48:26 +0000 0
The Agent Guide to Umbrella Insurance

You may have heard the term umbrella insurance before, but what is an umbrella policy and how does it fit into the bigger picture when purchasing insurance?]]>
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 17:56:16 +0000 0
Free Pancake Day

IHOP announced that its annual free pancakes day offering is taking place today,Tuesday, March 12.]]>
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:19:53 +0000 0
ERIE Earns Top Spot in J.D. Power Auto Claims Study

When you experience an unlucky break… that’s where we shine. Together with The Agent Insurance Services and Erie Insurance, we are here to make your day brighter with award-winning auto claims service that makes you feel supported and cared for.]]>
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 15:27:33 +0000 0
Top 3 Reasons You Should Trust Your Insurance Agent

Insurance is so much more than just something you legally have to have. So instead of searching out strictly the cheapest insurance or going online to buy your own, find yourself a trustworthy agent that is willing to educate you and answer your questions… because who knows when you’ll need it?]]>
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:28:43 +0000 0
Top Reasons Why You Should Make a Home Inventory Checklist

You’ve worked hard to accumulate your belongings. Would you be able to remember all of your possessions if they were stolen or destroyed in a disaster? By taking the time to document your belongings before the unexpected happens, you can help ensure that you can fully recover afterward. Learn the biggest reasons why you should have a home inventory list, plus tips on how to begin creating one, with help from The Agent Insurance Services.]]>
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 18:25:02 +0000 0
5 Essential Products to Help Weather a Winter Storm

Forget hot cocoa and a blanket—these products could save your life in a serious snowstorm]]>
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 14:53:00 +0000 0
5 Tips to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing

Extreme cold temperatures put your home or business at risk for frozen pipes. As water freezes, it expands and puts pressure on pipes. When there’s too much pressure on pipes, they burst. ]]>
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 20:14:22 +0000 0
Car Battery Tips for the Cold Weather

Winter is the absolute worst time for a car battery to go. When temperatures drop to near or below zero, it is common for drivers to get stuck with a car that won’t start. This is because your car battery loses 33% of its power during the cold winter months, making it susceptible to failure. To prevent a dead battery in the middle of winter, your car’s battery needs its own care and maintenance.]]>
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 18:29:03 +0000 0
Water damage to your home – why it happens and how to prevent it.

Familiarize yourself with the different types of water damage, how you can prevent them and if they’re covered in a standard homeowner’s insurance policy. It’s important to review your policy with your insurance agent to understand what coverage you have in your policy and what coverages you may want to consider adding.]]>
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:11:09 +0000 0
When NOT to File a Homeowners Insurance Claim

True or false: When in doubt, file a homeowners insurance claim… While some people may believe a "might as well" approach is best, it can actually hurt your cause. Whether or not you should file a claim depends entirely on the amount and type of damage.]]>
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 21:21:06 +0000 0
Whether You’re Home or Away - the Mice Will Play

If you think you’re safe from the expense and heartbreak of rodent-caused fires, think again. You may be surprised to learn that rodents invade 21 million U.S. homes each winter. In fact, a recent survey from found that 37 percent of Americans have spotted a rodent in their home in the last year. That means you or one of your neighbors has likely had a rodent problem. Yikes!]]>
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:24:59 +0000 0
What Determines the Price of My Auto Insurance?

Maybe you’ve been there before. Something changed in your life – you bought a new car, moved into a new neighborhood or started a new job...then, one day, you notice what you pay for auto insurance changes. Why does that happen? Ultimately, what ends up on your insurance bill depends largely on both what you drive and how you drive… as well as other things related to your overall life. While every insurer handles things a little differently, here are the most common things that affect the price of your auto premium.]]>
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:48:51 +0000 0
Easiest Hot Dog Doggy Treats

Do you ever have leftover hot dogs? Maybe you threw some on the grill and there’s 2 left in the package. Or you made them for lunch and one is still floating in the pan? Or maybe you don’t eat hot dogs because you don’t want to think about what they’re actually made of and would just like a tasty treat for your dogs? No matter what, here’s a tasty puppy pleasing use for hot dogs (or turkey dogs)]]>
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:04:03 +0000 0
What is cold brew — and why?

We have reached peak cold brew.]]>
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:27:15 +0000 0
Top 4 Fall Driving Hazards (And How to Handle Them)

The start of fall brings a lot of welcome things: a new school year, cooler temps and changing leaves. You may not notice it right away, but your daily commute is affected by the shorter days and changing weather, too. (For example: Did you know wet leaves can be as slippery as ice?) Stay alert this fall. Here are the top things to look out for when you’re on the road:]]>
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 21:05:05 +0000 0