SAFE & SOUND: 5 Ways to Drive Safely in Snow and Ice

in snow, ice, safety tips, driving, report a claim, auto insurance, Virginia, severe weather, car insurance, cold weather, crash, accident, teen driver, roadside assistance, travel, speeding, car, insurance claim, driving safety, driving record, tires, winter driving safety Dec 13, 2020

We all know the safest thing to do when snow or ice is in the forecast is to just stay put. But the fact is Virginia’s climate is notoriously fickle. This dangerous mix is a constant possibility during winter and sometimes can't be avoided. And except for our neighbors in southwest VA, most Virginians don't get regular practice. That's why it's important to stay aware of the latest weather updates in the southwest and north and central...

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Real vs. Fake Christmas Trees: Which is Better?

in homeowner tips, safety tips, fireplace, wood stoves, electric heaters, Virginia, fire prevention, home heating, local, home fire, holidays, home, environment, farming, allergies, recycle Dec 7, 2020

I'll never forget our first Christmas together. My family was coming to visit for the holidays from the west coast and we wanted everything to be perfect right down to the fresh smell of balsam from a perfectly shaped evergreen. 

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Teen Driver Safety Week: What Every Virginia Parent Needs to Know

in insider, safety tips, driving, Virginia, car insurance, diy, local, distracted driving, teen driver, parenting, rental car insurance, speeding, drunk driving, impaired driving, laws, car, driving safety, passengers, texting and driving, student, Learners permit Oct 16, 2020

Fall brings unique challenges to teen drivers due to the start of the school year, Friday night lights, and homecoming season. While things may look quite different this year and many activities for your teen are canceled, they can still be vulnerable as they learn to navigate Virginia's roads. NHTSA's Teen Driver Safety Week reminds parents of the importance of conversations with their teens about rules they need to follow to stay safe...

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20 Home Insurance Pictures That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

in insider, homeowner tips, safety tips, fireplace, homeowners insurance, flood insurance, flooding, Virginia, winter, coverage, claim, rain, diy, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, fall, local, home insurance, home fire, Air conditioner, HVAC, home, insurance claim, damage, electrical, how-to, grilling, cooking safety, home repair, renovation, house, water damage, plumbing, Chimney Safety Week Oct 1, 2020

Yikes! This picture looks like a post-apocalyptic scene from a zombie movie.

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What’s the #1 Fall Driving Danger if You Live in Virginia?

in insider, safety tips, driving, report a claim, auto insurance, Virginia, winter, coverage, claim, car insurance, fall, distracted driving, crash, accident, roadside assistance, speeding, weather, car, insurance claim, driving safety, drivingrules, texting and driving, pedestrians, protection, deer Sep 25, 2020

Did you know that October is one of the most dangerous months of the year on Virginia highways? In October 2019, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reported 12,568 traffic crashes statewide, which resulted in 86 fatalities and 6,036 injuries, the highest totals for any other month last year. November brings it's own unique challenges for Virginia drivers and your car insurance.   With summer in the rearview mirror and kids back to...

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