Black Friday safety tips

5 Dos and Don’ts for Black Friday Okay, admit it. Have you ever let things get just a little out of control on Black Friday? Maybe you lost your patience in the parking lot. Or, perhaps you were less cordial than usual with store employees. Hey, it’s a stressful day, and we here at Gene…

Heavy Rain? Be on the Lookout for Heavy Damage

Your home protects you from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection. With a little maintenance and a lot of vigilance, it’s not hard to stay safe and dry. Spring rainstorms are a fact of life in many areas of the country, and they help keep things green, even if they keep you…

10 Things to Do to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Fall is a wonderful time in the Tri-Valley — if your home is ready for it. Yes, this is the time of year to fix small problems before they become big, and big ones before they become catastrophic. Here are 10 tips to help: Look up. Examine your roof closely. Remove moss, clear debris from…

Do You Need Rental Car Insurance?

Maybe you’ve been here before. You’ve just come off the plane, picked up your baggage and gone to the rental car counter. You’re tired from the flight, about to begin an ambitious vacation or a challenging business project. And, this is the point at which you’re asked, “Do you want insurance with that?” Most travelers,…

ATV Safety | ATV Insurance | Livermore | Pleasanton | Dublin | San Ramon | Tracy

Keep Your ATV Adventures Safe Unique among motor sports, driving all-terrain vehicles in the Tri-Valley California combines an exhilarating workout with a test of maneuvering skills and a hearty dose of adrenaline. Fun as it is though, it can be a risky activity. So, take a systematic approach to keeping things safe before, during and…

Boat Trailer Safety | Boat Insurance Livermore Pleasanton Dublin

Top Tips for Boat Trailer Safety   There are many reasons to love the sport of boating – it can be relaxing, exciting, entertaining and even rejuvenating. But hauling a boat on a trailer and launching it at the busy launch ramp can have its challenges. In fact, it can be downright stressful and dangerous…

Love Bites—Get Umbrella Coverage

In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies.  So why worry about umbrella coverage?  Shouldn’t a home and auto policy leave you adequately covered? Unfortunately, we live in a world of lawsuits.  Large damages can be awarded, be extremely expensive and have long-term financial impact.  Those lawsuits can come from unlikely sources, such as our furry…

Are you paying too much for earthquake insurance?

Many homeowners in California are unaware that there are options for earthquake insurance; you are not obligated to California Earthquake Authority only. There are many other private insurance companies that offer earthquake insurance, and often times it is less than HALF as much as CEA! You read that right, in many areas in California we can currently…