Pennsylvania Auto Insurance

Pothole Vehicle Damage

The severe winter weather we have experienced this season has left a staggering number of potholes on the roadway. You might recall our previous article in regards to avoiding pothole damages while driving. However, if you were unable to avoid those pesky potholes your car may be left damaged. Pothole damages can quickly add up leaving some drivers with repairs up to a thousand dollars or more. Learn how pothole damages can affect your vehicle and how to properly go about getting them repaired in this articleIs Your Vehicle Damaged Due to a Pothole? For a free  Pennsylvania Auto Insurance quote  contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance agent today,

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Repairing a Broken Windshield

Have you ever had the misfortune of a chip or crack in your vehicles windshield? As you may or may not know, a chip or crack doesn’t necessarily mean you need an entirely new windshield. Generally, a certified repair specialists has the ability to fix a crack or chip in your windshield up to six inches long. This can save you a lot of time and money, as opposed to replacing your entire windshield.

Did you also know that many auto insurance policies cover the cost associated with repairing or replacing your damaged windshield? If you need to repair your windshield but are unsure wether your auto insurance policy covers the process contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance agent today. Also, visit our blog to learn more about how your Auto Insurance Covers a Windshield Repair, see the full article by clicking here.

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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,