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Never Underestimate The Importance Of Smoke Detectors
Something as simple as changing the batteries in your fire alarm can wind up saving your life.    read more

Get To Know The Advanced Safety Features In Your Car
The roads will like never be entirely rid of car accidents and the accompanying auto insurance claims that come with them. But at the very least, automakers are pulling out all the stops to try to reach that formidable feat sooner rather than later, thanks to a bevy of technology features that come standard.   read more

How Vehicle Values and Claim Awards are Determined
When it comes to determining a car's value for insurance purposes, there are several guidelines to help. Vehicle owners and insurers can use books such as Kelley Blue Book to help determine an accurate value. Insurance companies usually refer policyholders to a claims adjuster when they file claims.   read more

How to Determine Who is at Fault in an Auto Accident
Determining who is legally responsible in an auto accident requires pinpointing who the negligent party is. In most cases, common sense can be used to determine fault. However, most drivers who are victims in accidents do not know exactly which laws are broken by the at-fault party. This makes it more difficult to prove a case to an insurer when making a claim. There are a few places to look for this supportive information.   read more

Staying Safe Under El Nino Conditions
It's the most wonderful time of the year … unless mother nature damages your home or causes you to get into a car accident. Winter is a challenging time; the ice and snow in much of the country makes getting around more difficult.    read more

Hands-Free Technologies are not as Safe as Drivers Think
Researchers at the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently found that dangerous mental distractions can remain a threat for nearly 30 seconds after they are eliminated. For example, a person changing a CD, dialing a number or using voice commands to send a text message could continue being distracted by thinking about the action for many seconds afterward.    read more

Understanding The Purpose Of Certificates Of Insurance
When stores lease real estate spaces or construction firms win jobs, the party on the other end usually has a very specific set of requirements. One of the main requirements is that the tenant, contractor or borrower must show proof that he or she has adequate insurance.    read more

Where Will You Live If Your House is Destroyed, and How Much Will It Cost?
Where will you live? When a house is destroyed, the people who lived in it naturally think about the lost possessions. They think of lost furniture, clothes, photos, entertainment systems, and so on. And then the realization sets in: They have to find another place to live. Will it cost more to live there than they're used to paying?    read more

Has Your Car Been Recalled? What Consumers Need to Know
"The recall situation for the U.S. auto industry is a black eye," said Mike Jackson, president of nationwide car retailer AutoNation, Inc. "It's a dysfunctional nightmare that the industry should be ashamed of, and customers are right to be angry and confused."   read more

How Credit Scores Affect Auto Insurance Rates
It is mandatory to have auto insurance today. Although everyone knows that credit scores play a key role in determining loan eligibility, many people do not know that their credit scores affect auto insurance rates.   read more