Auto Insurance

April Showers Increase Auto Accidents

rain on windshieldApril showers bring May flowers is a term used to illustrate the traditionally rainy period of April, which gives way to May, when flowers will bloom. In addition to May flowers, the increased rainfall has the ability to hinder ones ability to drive. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are around 707,000 automobile crashes each year due to rain. To avoid weather-related auto accidents it is very important to learn how to safely maneuver a vehicle in the rain. This couldn’t be more prominent than in the month of April; when rainfall is very common. To learn how to safely drive in the rain take a look at this article titled, Tips For Driving in the Rain. For additional questions or to receive a Pennsylvania auto insurance quote visit our website, www.kimberleyvassal.com.

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Help Your Vehicle and Home Recover from Winter

Winter_SpringIt’s finally beginning to feel like Spring across the area as the sunshine and warm temperatures begin to grace us with there presence. The beginning of Spring marks the end of the exceptionably harsh winter season much of the East Coast has experienced this year. It’s likely your vehicle as well as your home exhibit some signs of wear following the extreme temperature dips, snow and ice experienced this winter. Luckily, there are a number of helpful steps you can take to better restore them to their pre-winter condition. Take a look at the articles below in order to learn how to help your car and home recover from winter.

Keep in mind, with winter in the rear-view warmer days are soon to come! Let our agency help protect you from the unexpected, contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance agent today for a Pennsylvania Home, Auto, or Business Insurance Quote, http://www.kimberleyvassal.com.

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Avoid Potholes on the Roadway

The winter weather is inevitably causing problems on the roadways across the area. Not only do you have to worry about slipping and sliding but the weather conditions have caused the roads to deteriorate, leaving a number of dangerous potholes. If you have the misfortune of hitting a dreaded pothole in the road it can cause severe damage to your cars suspension and steering components, as well as the tires and rims. Here is a link to some important safety tips to keep you and your car safe while out on the roadways, read the full article here or visit http://www.kimberleyvassal.com.

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Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

There is a winter storm warning in effect for the Philadelphia area through late Tuesday night (Tuesday January 21, 2014). A winter storm warning means there is a potential for significant snow sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts and if traveling remain extra cautious! For tips on traveling in winter weather take a look at this article or visit http://www.kimberleyvassal.com. Do you have a question about your auto insurance policy or want a free Pennsylvania auto insurance quote? At Kimberley Vassal Insurance Services we are happy to help with all your insurance related needs, contact one of our specialized agents today, 800.511.9377.

Are You Protected From Identity Theft?

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Are you prepared to spend time and money if someone steals your identity?

Identity thieves may rent an apartment, obtain a credit card, or establish a telephone account in your name. You may not find out about the theft until you review your credit report or a credit card statement and notice charges you didn’t make or until you’re contacted by a debt collector. While some identity theft victims can resolve their problems quickly, others spend hundreds of dollars and many days repairing damage to their good name and credit record.

In many cases Identity Recovery Coverage can be added to your homeowners insurance policy. For more information about Identity Recovery Coverage or to read about Cyber Liability Coverage visit our homepage today,  www.kimberleyvassal.com.

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How to Avoid a Parking Lot Accident

Did you know that twenty percent of all accidents happen in parking lots. What’s more, 52 percent of injuries resulting from backover accidents happen when a vehicle backs into a person in a parking lot. Luckily, there are steps you can take to keep you, your car and others safe.

  • Sloooowww down and proceed with caution. It’s common sense, but a parking lot accident could be avoided by driving at a school-zone speed, keeping your headlights on and using extra caution when turning or backing up.
  • Correctly set your side mirrors. Many drivers could benefit from moving the side mirrors further out. Also consider adding blind spot mirrors to your side mirrors.
  • Embrace technology. “If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you might consider buying one with collision avoidance technology,” says Rader. Initially just in luxury cars, these technologies are now in many mainstream family vehicles.
    • Rear view cameras display what’s behind your car on a screen. If you’re not in the market for a new car, consider installing a standalone backup camera in your current car.
    • Radar and ultrasonic systems beep when they detect an object behind your car. (Some will even automatically apply the brakes.)
    • Vehicle cross traffic alert systems use sensors to apply the brakes when a vehicle is approaching.
    • Parking assist systems will automatically park your car for you. (No more parallel parking!)
  • If possible, park far away from other cars. Walking is good for you anyway.
  • Look for pull-through spots. They spare you from having to back out later.
  • Be extra careful on gusty days. Strong winds can easily knock a door or a cart into your car.

For a free Pennsylvania auto insurance quote contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance agent today, http://www.kimberleyvassal.com

Safety Sites for Teen Drivers

As a parent, you probably have some jitters about your teen driver. And that’s completely understandable considering the fact that teens are statistically more likely to be involved in a crash than the general population.

The good news is there’s plenty you can do to keep newly minted drivers safe behind the wheel. It all starts with information and the following sites, all created by trusted federal and national organizations, can help. So click over any (or all) of them to learn how to have an important and possibly life-saving conversation with your teen driver.

Tucked within this catch-all site for all things safety is a special section on teen driving. It’s full of hard research and stats as well as creative materials — among them, audio and video clips, toolkits and posters — you can use to raise awareness in your home and in your wider community.

Just a few of the features on this well-designed site include a clickable map detailing each state’s distracted driving laws, fast facts about the issue and a pledge form for anyone ready to commit to phone-free driving. Also, make sure to check out the Faces section — it’s full of high-impact stories and videos of people who lost their lives as a result of their own or others’ distracted driving.

The CDC promotes traditional research and facts along with new media and social media resources such as podcasts, e-cards and widgets. There are also links to other helpful sites and a special parents’ section with free branded and customizable materials.

This site’s strongest selling point is its information on Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) — a novice driver licensing system that can reduce teen drivers’ high crash risk by 20 to 40 percent. Even if your state doesn’t have a GDL initiative in place, you can jump start your own program by following the step-by-step guide outlined by the experts at the NSC.

If you have questions about insuring your young driver, contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance agent today, http://www.kimberleyvassal.com!