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 Ranks No. 1 In Customer Satisfaction In J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Property Claims Satisfaction Study℠

The Hartford now ranks highest in customer satisfaction with both the auto and home insurance claims experience HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Hartford ranked No. 1* in customer satisfaction with the property insurance claims experience in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Property Claims Satisfaction StudySM. The study measures customer experience with the home insurance claims process, from first…

Protect your Home While on Vacation

With many families heading out of town this month for Spring Break vacations, follow these simple steps for keeping your home safe from burglars or damage! We recommend taking the following preventative measures to keep your home and personal belongings safe: Keep your home well-lit. Mount exterior lights in your yard or on your house so…

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…

Fire-wise landscaping tips

Making a Case for a Fire-Wise Landscape You’ve heard all about the record dry weather across the country, and you’ve probably heard about the increased threat of wildfires, too. But, have you considered the fire risk of your own landscaping here in the Bay Area? While there’s no such thing as a “fire-proof” plant, you…

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…

Want a Safer Home? Consider these Inexpensive Fixes

Home improvement: It’s a never-ending process for many people, and for those of us who aren’t necessarily handy, it can be a hassle, too. But there are plenty of simple maintenance tasks and other improvements you can handle to make your home safer – whether you’re handy or not. And you won’t have to break…

Think Renter’s Insurance is Only for Your “Stuff”? Think Again!

Clients often think they don’t need renters insurance — “Nothing I have is worth that much,” they’ll say, or “I don’t have a lot of stuff.” That’s how most people think of renter’s coverage: protection for stuff, and nothing more. After all, it’s inexpensive and it doesn’t even cover the structure itself. So how important…