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What Car Drivers Need to Know about Motorcycles

Fall is here, which means you'll likely see more motorcycles on the road. And the key word here is "see." People driving cars and trucks often fail to notice the motorcyclists around them, partly because they're not...

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What Car Drivers Need to Know about Motorcycles

Fall is here, and there are still plenty of motorcycles on the road. And the key word here is “see.” People driving cars and trucks often fail to notice the motorcyclists around them, partly because they’re not...

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Understanding Your Home’s Value and Insurance Costs

You invest a lot in your home, and you spend a lot maintaining and protecting it. If you show your home insurance the same consideration, you can rest easy knowing you have a well thought-out policy in place. There are...

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What Is Commercial Auto Insurance?

What Is Commercial Auto Insurance? - Commercial auto insurance protects your business from legal claims of bodily injury or property damage that occur during the operation of a company vehicle, or when using a personal...

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A Little Extra Caution Can Go a Long Way While Driving at Night

While fall and winter have their own pleasures, longer nights mean increased danger on the roads. You might think you drive just as well at night, but consider this: Even though nighttime driving accounts for just 23%...

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How to Ride Your Motorcycle Safely in a Group

Group riding is a favorite activity among many motorcycle riders. Whether you’re part of a riding club, a social event, a charity ride, or out for a leisurely cruise with friends, group riding can be a rewarding way to...

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Home Security Technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars

- - Back in the early days of home security “systems,” around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire “door shakers”-night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure...

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5 Reasons to Have College Renters Insurance

- 5 Reasons to Have College Renters Insurance - Think of all your personal belongings in your dorm room or apartment, and then try to imagine how much it would cost you to replace them. Is the number in your head a...

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How to Host the Ultimate Tailgate Party in your RV

How to Host the Ultimate Tailgate Party in your RV - One of the very best things about fall is the return of football season. And one of the very best things about football season is the opportunity to host awesome...

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5 Tips for Organizing Your Home for the New School Year

5 Tips for Organizing Your Home for the New School Year - Yes, it's already time to start thinking about school again. Getting a head start can pay big dividends for you and your kids as they head back to class. But, it'...

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Five Tips to (Finally) Get your Garage Organized

There’s perhaps no organizing task more daunting than the garage-it’s often the dumping ground for the stuff that has no other place in the house, or the things you don’t use but just can’t bring yourself to toss. How...

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don't get taken for a ride: Guide Insurance Agency can protect you and your motorcycle

- There were more than 8 million registered motorcycles on the road at last count (well, we didn't count them; that's from the Motorcycle Industry Council). Riding has always been popular because it’s a way to feel a...

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5 common (and potentially costly) homeowners mistakes

Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up-whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it's almost certainly going to require time...

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How to Make Your Family Vacation a Great One

Summer is here, which means it’s time to think about family vacations! (If you haven’t been thinking about them all year, that is.) The family part of family vacations, however, can make things a little complicated. You...

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Questions to ask before you buy boat insurance

Boat Insurance Questions to Discuss With Your Independent Agent Whether you take to the lake for water sports, drift down the river casting your reel or sail the ocean blue, being on the water floats your boat. Your...

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Do you need RV insurance?

Do you need RV insurance? - If you’ve got a vacation-mobile, here’s what Guide Insurance Agency wants you to know. Recreational vehicles, or RVs, can be the ultimate vacation on wheels. Whether you’ve got a tricked-...

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Essential safety tips for nighttime boating

If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone with a boat), you've probably thought about spending some evenings on the water - especially in the summertime. It's a great thought, of course. But,...

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Ride safe with these motorcycling tips

Motorcycle riders are far more likely than people in cars to be seriously injured or killed in a crash - but keeping safety in mind can reduce your risk. There are many benefits to motorcycles - they get great gas...

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Boating Season is Here – Are You Up to Speed on Safety?

With spring in full bloom and summer just on the horizon, prime boating season is upon us. And you might notice more people on the water than ever, because sales of recreational boats have been growing at a steady clip...

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Home security technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars

Back in the early days of home security "systems," around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire "door shakers"-night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were...

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Seriously, Get Renters Insurance!

Hey guys, I know you’re busy playing out side now that's it warm, but it’s time for us to have a talk about renters insurance. Why? Because the I.I.I. found that only 37 percent of renters have renters insurance. Which...

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6 Driving Safety tips for businesses with employees

Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and many crashes are work-related – either occurring when employees are on their way to work or driving as part of their workday....

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Is your Vehicle covered?

Let’s get one thing out there: no one is especially psyched to get car insurance. You get it because it’s a financial safeguard against damage to your car or injury to you or others (and maybe because it also happens...

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IS YOUR RV COVERED??

- - What is RV Insurance? - Recreational vehicles, or RVs, include a wide range of motorhomes, from camper vans to bus conversions, organized by classes: Class A, B and C. Your RV insurance will depend on the class...

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Three Ways to Lower Your Carbon Footprint

April 22 marked the 49th annual Earth Day, when more than 1 billion people in nearly 200 countries were expected to take part in what the Earth Day Network calls “the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.”...

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Boat insurance and safety

Keep your head above water - - - With the long, sunny days of spring in full swing, we hope you have your boat in the water. Boating in Alabama takes many forms, whether you like to cruise around inlets or zip around...

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PUT A SMOKE ALARM CHECKUP ON YOUR SPRING CLEANING LIST

Ah, spring! The season of renewal, of fresh beginnings, of flowers in bloom – and of fresh batteries in the smoke alarm. Yes, you probably overlooked that last item, so here’s a reminder to put it on the spring to-...

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Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle the monumental spring cleaning chore, read on for some helpful...

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Home Security Technology: Keeping you ahead of the burglars

Back in the early days of home security “systems,” around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire “door shakers”-night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were...

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Looking at a new piece of jewelry? Make sure to look at your insurance, too

Whether it’s a gift from someone special or a gift to yourself, a new piece of jewelry can bring some sparkle to your life. However, many people who find themselves victimized by burglars—or a fire or some other...

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Is your home as efficient as it could be? An energy audit can tell you

Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues in homes across the country, and they’re not just annoying-they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher bills. The U.S....

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