Auto Glass Fraud

August 10, 2017

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), summer and early fall are the most dangerous times of the year to be on the road.  Americans drive more miles during the summer months than other times during the year.  The IIHS also reports that fatal crashes are more prevalent on weekends and in the late afternoon and evenings.

This increased summer traffic adds to your chances of windshield damage, warns the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI).  ?Traffic congestion has been cited as a reason why the number of auto accidents have been going up and it also can increase the chance for vehicle windshields to be damaged by rocks and other debris.?  PCI also warns consumers of fraud involving windshield repairs and replacements.  The warning is specific to Florida but is beneficial to travelers across the nation.

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Household Air Conditioner Safety

July 27, 2017

Air conditioners are a staple for many American households during the warmer summer months.  If not properly maintained, air conditioning units can present a fire hazard.  According to the National Fire Protection Association, air conditioners were involved in an annual average of 2,800 reported home structure fires and $82 million direct property damage.

ABC News reports that air conditioners can catch nearby combustibles on fire if they experience electrical issues or are overworked / overheated.  The good news is that you can follow some simple tips to reduce your risk of fire when using an air conditioner:

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Quick Lawn Mower Safety Tips

June 14, 2017

Every time you mow the lawn, you?re operating a machine with sharp blades spinning at 160 miles per hour, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  The most common types of serious accidents with lawn mowers are rollovers and being caught in moving parts.  Fortunately, these accidents are preventable.

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