Is Catalytic Converter Theft Covered by Insurance?

in catalytic converter theft, catalytic converter theft prevention, is catalytic converter theft covered by insurance, how to prevent catalytic converter theft, catalytic converter theft protection, why would someone steal catalytic converter, how to tell if your catalytic converter is stolen, catalytic converter theft insurance Oct 8, 2021

Photo credit: Flickr, Seth Sawyers   Car theft has surged by 10%, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), during the pandemic. But the theft of catalytic converters from cars is another story! You may be wondering why someone would steal just a car part. While catalytic converter theft is nothing new, this opportunistic crime has increased by 400% due to supply chain disruption of the valuable metals platinum, palladium,...

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Driving Safety Tips from The Women at NNINS

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, roadside assistance, fall driving safety tips, what is good to put in an emergency car kit, driving safety at night, NNINS roadside assistance, when is the best time to get gas, Is EZPASS good Oct 3, 2021

From standstill traffic on I-95 to a leisurely trip along Skyline Drive, navigating Virginia roadways brings its share of both challenges and fun. We hope you can avoid roadside troubles for the most part, but we all know things happen and your safety is important to us. 

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How To Prevent Home Chimney Fires

in insider, homeowner tips, fireplace, wood stoves, homeowners insurance, Virginia, winter, fire prevention, home heating, fall, cold weather, home insurance, home fire, home, house, Chimney Safety, How to chimney fires start, should you hire a chimney sweep?, How to clean your fireplace, how often should you have your chimney cleaned, how often should you have your chimney inspected, Is it worth it to have your chimney cleaned?, What does it cost to have your chimney cleaned Sep 26, 2021

      Fireplaces and wood stoves are designed to safely contain wood-fuel fires and provide heat and ambiance for your home as cold weather comes to Virginia. Your chimney has the job of moving the by-products of combustion such as smoke, water vapor, gases, unburned wood particles, hydrocarbon, tar fog, and assorted minerals away from your home. As these by-products exit the fireplace or woodstove and flow up into the relatively cooler...

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Fall Means Peak Hurricane Season For Virginia

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Peak hurricane season is here, Virginia! August 15th to Nov 30 is when we see some of our most active weather in the tropics. September 10th statistically marks the height of Atlantic hurricane season. NOAA's forecast calls for above-normal tropical activity this hurricane season. NOAA expects six to ten storms will become major hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or stronger and three to five major hurricanes (category 3, 4, or 5) with winds of...

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My Car Flooded! What Should I Do?

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Virginia is no stranger to flash flooding. On July 8, flash flooding ravaged Northern Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. This historic deluge unloaded up to 4 inches of rain in some areas in 1 hour, causing historic flooding to major roads during the morning rush hour.

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