Summer is here, and many families are planning that great summer road trip. Whether you are planning a day trip or a longer weeklong adventure, it is important to be prepared before you hit the road. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) statistics reveal that more fatal traffic crashes occur over the summer months than over the winter months.
Summer Driving Tips
If you have teen drivers, make sure they have taken driver safety training.
Never use your phone while driving.
When on a long drive, take frequent breaks.
Roads become very slippery in the first few minutes of rainfall because the rain mixes with the oil and dirt on the road. It takes about 30 minutes of steady rain to wash the oil and dirt off the road.
If your car is due for a tune-up, oil change, battery check, or tire rotation, now is the time to get it done.
Use seats belts every trip, all the time.
Traffic laws vary by state, so it is important to follow traffic signs.
Pack extra water and supplies in case of an emergency.
Drive at a safe speed. Speeding increases the likelihood and severity of a crash.
It will be important to have an auto insurance update before you go. Laws vary from state to state, and when it comes to your auto insurance, it is important to have the best possible combination of coverage, price, and service.
A Personal Insurance Update
We work to ensure that your personal insurance provides the protection you deserve and need. We understand you may need different coverage like a personal umbrella, RV insurance, valuable articles coverage, earthquake, or flood coverage.
Over the years, we have found that homeowners who adhere to the following strategies have a better chance of obtaining the best possible combination of coverage, price, and service.
Use an agent like us to represent you in the market. We know and understand personal insurance, and we are much better equipped to help you manage your personal insurance program. We will stand by you in every claim situation.
Only use financially strong insurers. It is vital that your insurance is there to pay for claims. Look for insurers with an “A” rating by AM Best.
Make sure you have high liability limits. It is essential that every homeowner have enough liability insurance to cover the unexpected events. This is especially true if you own an RV, ATV or boat.
Consider increasing your deductibles. Often a slight increase in your deductibles can reduce premiums. If you are able to manage a larger deductible, you may be better off in the end.
Allow your agent to manage your entire personal insurance needs. Having one source for all your policies will save you time. Also having one professional handle all your needs gives them the ability to understand your entire needs.