Clean Your Way to a Longer-Lasting Car

Motor vehicle corrosion is a billion-dollar problem in the United States, according to the Federal Highway Administration. And, no wonder. Road salt, tree sap, mud, pollution and even dead bugs and bird poop all contribute to a year-round assault on your vehicle here in Livermore, potentially leading to serious damage and pre-mature aging. Safety is…

Buying a Car for Your Grad? Here’s What to Keep in Mind

So, you’ve decided to reward your graduate with a car (or help him/her purchase one, at least). That’s great! Adding a car to the family can make life easier for everyone — as long as it’s the right car. Now, how do you figure out which car is the right car? Whether you’re shopping for…

THE HARTFORD IS #1 IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION WITH AUTO AND PROPERTY CLAIM EXPERIENCES!

HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Hartford ranked No. 1 in customer satisfaction with the auto insurance claims experience in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction StudySM. The study measures performance throughout the entire claims experience, from first notice of loss through the repair and delivery of a vehicle or settlement of a total loss. The Hartford…

Why are auto insurance premiums increasing?

Recent Trends Boost Costs for Bay Area Drivers Does it seem like driving has become more expensive in the Bay Area in recent years? It likely has. Since 2014, the U.S. has seen more new cars on the road, and those cars are driving more miles than in years past. The severity of traffic-related accidents…

EXPECT HIGHER-THAN-NORMAL HOME AND AUTO PREMIUM INCREASES IN 2022

We have conversations daily with our clients about the extreme rise in insurance premiums lately. We are also here to tell you give you even more bad news: This is absolutely not expected to end any time soon. Why? Historic inflation and other contributing trends have been driving up costs related to the repair and…

So You Need (or Want) to Take a Defensive Driving Course

Whether you were caught speeding (or worse), you’re looking for a discount on your car insurance, or you simply want to be a better driver, there are a wide range of defensive driving and driver improvement courses available in the East Bay Area these days. But, which is right for you? Here are five tips…

Expect higher-than-normal home and auto premium increases in 2022

We have conversations daily with our clients about the extreme rise in insurance premiums lately. We are also here to tell you give you even more bad news: This is absolutely not expected to end any time soon. Why? Historic inflation and other contributing trends have been driving up costs related to the repair and…

Storage Tips for Summer Toys

No matter where you live, cooler temperatures will soon be here. You may be thinking about how that will impact your summer powersports toys over the next few months. Here are some useful tips for storing your season toys: For Motorcycles: Top off your fuel tank and add high-quality fuel stabilizer designed for the type…

Savings Choices

Making Smart Savings Choices In today’s unsettled economy, many people are looking for ways to stretch their money—but sometimes this includes altering insurance coverages to dangerously low levels or eliminating coverage entirely. If you’re thinking about changing your coverage to save money, consider these key issues below — and give us a call. We can…