Deer are Romancing

As deer-mating season gets into full swing, Illinois motorists should be prepared to see more Bambis in the roadway, according to transportation officials. Vehicle crashes involving deer are most common during breeding season, which begins in autumn and lasts through the winter months. In Illinois these collisions begin to ramp up when deer are...

2017 Hot Wheels Report

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its annual Hot Wheels report, which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data...

8 Insurance Claims that Increase in the Fall

As the seasons change, so do the types of claims adjusters see. Falling leaves create a skidding hazard for unwary drivers. Running deer and other wildlife rarely bother to look both ways before...

5 Essential Tips on Making Your Car Last

Just because you’ve had your car for quite a few years and racked up 100,000 or more miles doesn’t mean it’s time to send the car to the junkyard. The fact is, if you treat your car like your baby...

Nationwide: 3 Ways to Save on Teen Car Insurance

For parents, having a teen driver in the house can be cause for mixed emotions. On the one hand there’s the added freedom of having another driver who can run errands and no longer needs to be...

Our obligatory end of the summer blog post - Got Kids in College? Better Get Insurance.

Our obligatory end of the summer blog post... Got Kids in College? Better Get Insurance. When we look for coverage to extend for a student away at school the first question is: Is the student a member...

After-Marriage Checklist: What to Do After ‘I Do’

Congratulations! As anyone will tell you, marriage changes your life. But maybe a little less obvious is how getting married impacts your financial picture and changes your particular insurance needs....

EMC Insurance: New Technologies Complicate Windshield Replacement

EMC Insurance: New Technologies Complicate Windshield Replacement Auto windshields can be damaged in a variety of ways, ranging from rocks to storm damage, accidents to extreme temperature...

3 Ways the Insurance Industry Can Kick Distracted Driving to the Curb

Driver distraction is a leading cause of vehicle accidents. Nearly 80% of vehicle crashes involve driver inattention, according to research conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute....

15 New Cars To Avoid

New cars just aren’t what they used to be. No, we’re not getting all crotchety and decrying the evolution in styling and technological breakthroughs that have literally reinvented the automobile...

Does Auto Insurance Follow the Car or the Driver?

There are a few questions in life that are more confusing than their answers. The blanket query into whether or not insurance follows the car or the driver in a particular jurisdiction is such a...

New Cars Increasingly Crammed With Distracting Technology

The infotainment technology that automakers are cramming into the dashboard of new vehicles is making drivers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel for dangerously long periods of...

Insure Your College Student

Got Kids in College? Better Get Insurance. When we look for coverage to extend for a student away at school the first question is: Is the student a member of the household? Home and Auto Insurance...

U.S. News Names 2017 Best Vehicles For The Money

U.S. News reviews new vehicles each year to name several that offer the best value for the price. The news agency looks at trucks, minivans, SUVs and cars. To win an award, a vehicle must be the best...

Does Your Insurance Cover Hail Damage To Your Car?

5 Things to Know About Hail Damage and Insurance Coverage Leaky roofs. Dinged-up paint jobs. Busted windows. Hailstorms cause extensive property damage throughout the U.S. each year, especially once...

Illinois Auto Insurance and GAP Coverage

Illinois Auto Insurance and Guaranteed Auto Protection "GAP Insurance". When purchasing or leasing a new car it is important to make sure that you have the proper insurance.  One option that needs to...

Six car safety sensors to clean this winter

We caught ABC 7 News last week and they had a great report on the six car safety sensors to make sure you are cleaning regularly this winter. Winter driving can make your car filthy with dirt, salt,...

Is my new car covered when I drive it off the lot?

    In most states, car dealerships won’t allow you to drive off the lot before you show proof of car insurance for your new vehicle. No dealer wants to be blamed if you total your new car five miles...

Skip Two Hours of Sleep - Double Your Crash Risk

Watch the video above for a briefing on the new technology being created to prevent crashes caused by a lack of sleep. We know it is difficult to get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep...

State Farm imposed its largest single rate hike in 14 years.

State Farm, which insures one of every three vehicles in Illinois, has just imposed its largest single rate hike in 14 years. Drivers insured by the Bloomington-based giant saw their rates jump,...
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