Car Insurance · Safety · Tips and Tricks

How to Handle Hydroplaning

If you can’t avoid traveling on wet roads altogether, it’s best to drive slow and steady. But what should you do if you start hydroplaning anyway? The first thing to do is relax, as frantic movements will only make your situation worse. As you feel your car lose contact with the road, calmly but firmly… Continue reading How to Handle Hydroplaning

Community · Customer Relations · Hillsborough Current Events

2nd Annual Turkey Call Scholarship

Colonial Insurance Agency is happy to announce we will be holding our 2nd Annual Turkey Call Scholarship Contest this coming April. Just like last year, we invite any Orange County high school seniors to show off their talents, performing their best Cutt, Yelp, and Fly Down Cackle. Judges will decide the best turkey caller, and… Continue reading 2nd Annual Turkey Call Scholarship

Car Insurance · Customer Relations · Home Insurance · Life Insurance · Misc. Insurance · Money

Insurance Premiums, Limits, and Deductibles Explained

If you have an insurance policy, you’ve likely heard of premiums, deductibles and limits. But do you know what each of these terms means? Each of these concepts helps determine both how much you’ll pay for your insurance (homeowners, auto, boat or life, for instance) — as well as how much you may receive after… Continue reading Insurance Premiums, Limits, and Deductibles Explained

Family · Tips and Tricks

7 Cleaning Bad Habits

Is there a right way and a wrong way to clean your home? You may be surprised to know that some cleaning habits may actually work against you, leaving greasy residue when you want a clean shine or streaks where you want it to be crystal clear. See if you make any of these cleaning… Continue reading 7 Cleaning Bad Habits

Family · Misc. Insurance

What is Special Event Coverage?

A special event can take a significant amount of time and money to plan — coordinating vendors, selecting the menu, securing the venue and so many other details. As much as you plan, though, there is always a chance that something unexpected could happen. So what do you do when things don’t go as planned?… Continue reading What is Special Event Coverage?

Family · Safety · Tips and Tricks

Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Home Flu-Free!

Flu season is in full swing. What can you do to help prevent the spread of germs within your home? If someone in your home has the flu, there are steps you can take to help prevent spreading the virus to each member of the family. Start With Clean Hands You may scrub every inch of your… Continue reading Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Home Flu-Free!

Car Insurance · Safety · Seasonal

7 Winter Driving Myths Debunked

Myth 1: You should let your car idle before driving in cold weather. Running your car before hitting the road wastes time and fuel. Even worse, the carbon monoxide a car emits can be harmful to your health. The “idling car” myth probably gained traction back when cars didn’t have technology to properly warm a… Continue reading 7 Winter Driving Myths Debunked

Safety · Tips and Tricks

Password Security Tips

The Internet has connected us to a world of new experiences, enabling us to expand our boundaries well beyond our physical location. We can visit a virtual art museum, order pizza and check our bank balance, all in one online session. But as much as we can accomplish via the Internet, such experiences can be… Continue reading Password Security Tips

Car Insurance · Safety · Seasonal · Tips and Tricks

How Cold Weather Affects Tire Pressure

From corrosive road salt to slick roads, winter creates many challenges for drivers. Another one to add to the list? Tire pressure changes caused by lower temperatures. Your tires require a certain amount of air pressure measured in pounds per square inch (psi) to work properly. The recommended psi is usually listed on a sticker in… Continue reading How Cold Weather Affects Tire Pressure

Customer Relations · Family · Life Insurance · Seasonal

17 Loves Worth Insuring

Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day—February may be the shortest month of the year, but there is a lot going on. You can also add Insure Your Love Month to that list. The nonprofit organization Life Happens creates and coordinates the campaign each year in recognition of the number one that people buy life insurance:Because they love someone and want… Continue reading 17 Loves Worth Insuring